NEW DELHI: The Line of Control could turn red-hot once again. Even as disclosures by Guantanamo Bay detainees show al-Qaida had plans to bomb an Indian airliner and that Pakistan army and ISI have for long been directly involved in training and directing anti-India terrorists, Indian security forces are bracing for a “hot” summer in Kashmir and elsewhere.
Latest intelligence inputs show over 100 terrorists are waiting at the “launch pads” along the LoC to infiltrate into J&K, with another 700-800 militants holed up in different terror-training camps in Pakistan.
This comes even as a fresh set of US cables released by Wikileaks has reinforced the direct links between ISI and anti-India terror outfits like Laskhar-eTaiba, which even hold that the Pakistan army plays a role in selecting the targets to be attacked.
The US records, based on the interrogation reports of 779 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, also clearly show that Washington was well aware that Pakistan’s security establishment was running terror-training camps directed against India.