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India Alleges I.S.I. Bid to Revive Militancy in Punjab


The Tribune, New Delhi, May 2, 2003

"In a bid to revive militancy in Punjab Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (I.S.I.) has established training centres for Sikh youths in Muscat, Dubai, Thailand and Iran, according to the latest annual report of the Union Home Ministry. 'There are inputs suggesting plans by terrorists based in foreign countries to revive terrorism in the state, the report said. Citing intelligence inputs, the report says that terrorist elements based in the U.S.A. and Canada are keen to register their presence through one or two major actions. 'There are reports that I.S.I. officials have assured their commitment to the overseas pro-Khalistani leaders who visited Pakistan for Baisakhi celebrations in Apr., 2002,' it said. The government on its part has adopted a well coordinated and multi-pronged approach for tackling terrorism, according to the report."