The reason why Pakistan shared intelligence with India

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Over the past several weeks there has been speculation among jihadis that India and Pakistan have been sharing intelligence.

Some social media sites run by jihadi elements in Pakistan have been speaking about how India and Pakistan are sharing intelligence which is specifically targeted at the ISIS and the al-Qaeda in the sub-continent.

Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif at Ufa

The NSA of Pakistan Naseer Januja recently warned his counterpart in India, Ajit Doval about the possibility of some fidayeens entering India with an aim of targeting Gujarat in particular.This has led to enhanced vigil in Gujarat.

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The vigil in Delhi too has been stepped up, although reports of the terrorists entering into the national capital remains largely unsubstantiated.

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The intelligence that has been shared with India is credible and it warns of a 26/11 styled attack. Pakistan has been under immense pressure since the Pathankot attack.

Moreover, Pakistan too wants to nip in the bud outfits such as the al-Qaeda in the sub-continent and also the ISIS. Both India and Pakistan are aware of the dangers these groups pose.

The intelligence relating to Gujarat had been issued by the Indian agencies four months back. There has been considerable activity along the Gujarat coast.

Several fishing boats found abandoned had raised concerns along this coast. Although no pertinent danger was noted, these incidents were not taken lightly and the vigil was stepped up.

Intelligence Bureau officials say that the al-Qaeda in particular has been attempting to set up ground in India and the rest of the sub-continent. Although there is no noticeable danger from this outfit, both India and Pakistan want to nip it in the bud.

In addition to this Pakistan which shared intelligence also wants to make efforts to improve the bi-lateral ties. Following the stop over by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India at Pakistan he has been hailed by many.

However, this was followed up by the Pathankot attack which threw a spanner in the ties. Pakistan has informed Doval that it is serious about improving ties.

Doval during his meet with Januja maintained that the ties could be improved with enhanced intelligence sharing and also shutting down of terror seminaries in Pakistan.

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