NEW DELHI: Indian government officials on Thursday, denied receiving a dossier from Pakistan carrying reports of India’s involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan.
According to a Times of India report, Indian government sources called the ‘allegations baseless.’ The government sources have denied that any such dossier was shown to the Prime Minister at Sharm-el-Sheikh.
‘Ever since the formation of the Joint Terror Mechanism at the Havana summit, Pakistan has continually made allegations citing names and places, and India has chased these clues and found them to be baseless,’ the report added.
‘Regarding the accusation that Indian consulates in Afghanistan were being used chiefly against Pakistan, the government sources clarified that the consulates were for Afghani citizens and had nothing to do with Pakistan.’
Baqir Sajjad Syed adds: Earlier, Pakistani government sources told Dawn that a dossier containing proofs of India’s involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan was handed over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh during their recent meeting at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Pakistan has also shared these evidences with the United States and Afghanistan, specifically asking the latter to prevent the use of its soil for disruptive activities against it.
Although the information given to India is being kept highly secret, broad outlines of the dossier available with Dawn reveal details of Indian contacts with those involved in attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team and the Manawan police station.
Operatives of RAW who remained in touch with the perpetrators of the attacks have been identified and proofs of their interaction have been attached.
Besides, description of Indian arms and explosives used in the attack on the Sri Lankan team has been made part of the dossier.
Names and particulars of the perpetrators, who illegally entered Pakistan from India and joined their accomplices who had reached Lahore from Waziristan, have been mentioned.
Furthermore, the evidence of Indian link lists the safe houses being run by RAW in Afghanistan, where terrorists are trained and launched for missions in Pakistan.
The dossier also broadly covers the Indian connection in terror financing in Pakistan.
A substantial part of the shared material deals with the Balochistan insurgency and Indian linkages with the insurgents, particularly Bramdagh Bugti, Burhan and Sher Khan.
Pictures of their meetings with Indian operatives are part of the evidence, which also describes Bugti’s visit to India and the meetings he had with Indian secret service personnel.
It makes mention of the India-funded Kandahar training camp, where Baloch insurgents, particularly those from Bugti clan, were being trained and provided arms and ammunition for sabotage activities in Balochistan.
The sources claim that Dr Singh agreed to ‘look into Pakistani claims’ and to take ‘corrective action’ if proven. He is said to have assured Gilani that India is against interference in other countries and Pakistan’s stability was important for them.
A joint communiqué, released after the Gilani-Singh meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, reflected information-sharing because it included reference to Balochistan and the information available to Pakistan; reiteration of Indian commitment to a stable and democratic Pakistan; and an agreement on sharing real time credible and actionable information on any future terrorist threats.
Gilani’s close aides confirmed that in his meeting with Singh he took up the issue of India’s involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan team and other subversive acts.
Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said: ‘Yes, these issues were discussed.’
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