New Delhi, Nov 12: Intelligence Bureau officials have reported the presence of several Indian Mujahideen members in al-Qaeda camps of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
There has been some buzz in these camps over the past couple of months with Indian Mujahideen members of Indian origin training over there, the Intelligence Bureau states.
The Indian Mujahideen which split into two three years back. While one faction joined the ISIS the other moved towards the al-Qaeda. In the past couple of years there have been more strides in the world of terrorism made by the faction that went along with the ISIS.
However the past few months has witnessed a surge in activity. Indian recruits of the IM under Riyaz Bhatkal are being sent on a rotation basis to al-Qaeda camps situated both in Pakistan and Afghanistan, an intelligence bureau report states.
It is likely that they are being trained to fight alongside the al-Qaeda which has been facing immense losses in Afghanistan, the report also states.
The move to be part of the al-Qaeda was a plan laid down by one of the founding members of the Indian Mujahideen, Riyaz Bhatkal who continues to be holed up in Karachi. There was a set back to this plan following the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal in 2013.
This faction was lying low for a long time, but with the sudden surge in activity it appears as though they are planning on a grand revival, the IB report also states.