Pakistan ultras using latest technology: Shinde

Published: 06th June 2013 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2013 08:15 AM   |  A+A-


Terror groups based in Pakistan are taking advantage of cutting edge technology to communicate with modules across the border, said Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, while speaking at the Chief Ministers’ conference here on Wednesday. Shinde said these groups frequently use satellite phones, Thuraya sets, spoofed IDs and coded transactions over e-mail and chat sessions, besides Voice over Internet Protocol to avoid interception by intel agencies.

Pakistan-based jihadi groups are using the porous border with Bangladesh and Nepal to exfiltrate terrorists out of India for training in its terror camps. After the training, these modules are provided with money and explosives to carry out terror strikes. Shinde said jihadi tanzeems (Islamist religious organisations) in Pakistan with affiliation to Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Indian Mujahideen have set up channels for transfer of funds from Pakistan to India via the Gulf and Nepal, besides using Western Union Money Transfer and hawala channels. “Ex-SIMI cadre and similar militant elements based in Gulf have also been observed collecting money for causing destruction in India,” Shinde said.

Insisting that there was no change in terrorists’ attempts to infiltrate, Shinde said the cross-border terrorist infrastructure is intact. “The training camps continue - as do the infiltration attempts. Nepal route continues to be exploited for infiltration.”


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