By Sumit Kumar Singh ;
PAKISTAN-BASED terrorists have increased attacks on defence establishments lately in Jammu and Kashmir because they see security forces as their enemy and also they don’t want to target civilians anymore, said former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief A S Dulat. In the last four years India has witnessed several attacks on security establishments and installations.
On February 14, 2019, a terror attack was carried out at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir by a suicide bomber resulting in the death of 40 CRPF personnel. The suicide bomber, identified as Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Adil Ahmed Dar, rammed his vehicle into a bus with the CRPF convoy. On September 18, 2016, Pakistan-based armed militants entered an Indian Army base in the garrison town of Uri — about 102 kilometres from Srinagar — killing 18 soldiers.
On January 2, 2016, heavily-armed terrorists entered the highly secure Pathankot air force base in Punjab and opened fire, killing seven security men. “In Jammu and Kashmir every day some or other incidents happen but because it happens in Jammu and Kashmir no one take notice of it. If it happens in Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata, then the media will take much more notice of it,” said the former R&AW chief. He said that terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir has not ended. “There it keeps happening. Every four to five days some terrorist is killed or security personnel lose their life.” The former chief of India’s external Intelligence agency said that earlier civilians were also killed.