Pak Army Guided Terrorists, Operating in Buddy Pairs: Why the Poonch Encounter Has Drawn So Much?

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In the encounter, nine Army personnel including JCOs have lost their lives. A TOI report also said that these terrorists could be working under the guidance of retired Pakistan Army personnel as well.

 Pakistan has very often used the services of retired army personnel to train their terrorist. In the ongoing Poonch encounter, the role of the retired army personnel has come to light. This is one of the major reasons why the encounter has been on for so long.

Key Highlights

  • While the Indian Army suffered many casualties during the encounter, the new strategy is to adopt a wait and watch policy.
  • In the encounter, nine Army personnel including JCOs have lost their lives.
  • Sources informed that the terrorists are very highly trained and are being guided on a minute to minute basis by officials of the Pakistan Army.
  • Around 10 terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba infiltrated from Pakistan into the judges over the past three months.

New Delhi: The ongoing war in Bhata Dhurian is now on its 16th day, making it one of the longest battles against terrorists in history. Despite the fact that the Indian Army lost a high number of losses during the battle, the new approach is to wait and watch.

Nine Army men, including JCOs, were killed in the conflict. According to sources, the terrorists are well trained and are instructed by Pakistan Army officers on a minute-by-minute basis. It’s also evident that they’ve been battle-hardened as a result of the Pakistan Army’s extensive training. According to a report in the Times of India, these terrorists may be guided by retired Pakistan Army personnel.

Pakistan has frequently employed the services of retired army personnel to train its terrorists in the past.

A group of retired naval officers had taught the terrorists to conduct an attack from the seas, according to the inquiry into the Mumbai 26/11 attacks.

According to an official, the Pakistani establishment has a long history of using retired troops to train terrorists. They have a plausible deniability factor, and if it is revealed, they will deny all claims that the terrorists were trained by the government.

In this context, one must consider the mysterious Sajid Mir’s role in the 26/11 assaults.

He had collaborated with David Headley and played a critical role in the logistics of the attacks. While Pakistan denies Mir’s existence, Indian intelligence agencies claim that he was formerly a member of the ISI. He was subsequently ordered to resign in order to train and guide Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists.

The role of retired army personnel has been revealed in the ongoing Poonch battle. A special squad has been formed to specifically train and then advise the terrorists. This is one of the primary reasons why the conflict has lasted so long. The terrorists in the Poonch attack were effective because they were operating in buddy pairs, as seen in the Mumbai attacks.

Because of the advantage, they gained by acting in pairs of two, the terrorists have been able to drag this battle out for so long. They’ve been able to move positions frequently and engage a bigger number of troops as a result of this.

Over the last three months, some ten Lashkar-e-Taiba militants have infiltrated the judges from Pakistan. Despite the great level of patrolling and security along the Pakistani border, these terrorists were able to penetrate as they came in, in smaller groups and not as a whole. Officials believe this helped them elude security agencies.