New Delhi, Oct 13: India has viewed very seriously the constant threats being raised by Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Maulana Masood Azhar. He has been issuing a series of threats in the past couple of days.
One one hand he asks the government of Pakistan to open the path for the mujahideen against India while on the other he has called on his fidayeens to strike at water projects in India.
India has been viewing these developments seriously and says that instead of acting against him, Pakistan remains a mute spectator. It may also be recalled that China had once again blocked India's move to declare him an terrorist at the United Nations.
Intelligence Bureau officials say that Azhar is on over drive mode today and has been planning major strikes in India. While on one hand he speaks about a major offensive in Kashmir on the other he says that it is the water projects of India which must be targeted.
According to a Pionner report, Azhar is heard calling on his cadres in an audio clip to attack water projects in India. This call was made after India decided to review the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan. Azhar says that water projects in India must be targeted.
He says that India is trying to terrorise the people of Pakistan by threatening to review the Indus Water Treaty. India should be taught a lesson he says.
He further states that fidayeens should identify those projects through which water flows to Pakistan. He further states that just four fidayeens are sufficient to target a project. He takes a dig at India and says that four terrorists can hold the security forces for four days while making a referrence to the Pathankot attacks.
Intelligence Bureau officials say that Azhar has been issuing several threats since the surgical strikes had been conducted. It is a ploy by Pakistan to issue indirect threats to India. The several documents and dossiers that India provided on Azhar appear to have been set aside.
Further the officer also notes that Azhar has been licensed by the ISI to do all the talking. However officials in India are not talking these threats lightly and say that adequate security arrangements are in place.