JeM recruiting retired Pak army officers to attack Indian targets: Intel alert

According to intelligence agencies, JeM has a plan to recruit retired Pakistani army officers to conduct lethal attacks in India.

Updated: Feb 19, 2016, 19:06 PM IST
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New Delhi: Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is accused of masterminding the deadly Pathankot attack, is recruiting Pakistan's retired defence personnel to carry out attacks on India's military assets, including air force bases, according to the latest intelligence inputs.

Citing Indian intelligence agencies, Zee News reported that JeM has formulated a plan under which retired Pakistani army officers were being recruited to conduct lethal attacks on air force bases and other military installations in the country.

The latest intelligence input comes on a day when a Pakistani panel recommended to lodge an FIR against JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar in the Pathankot attack case.

The police, meanwhile, have lodged an FIR against “unknown persons”, a move which is dubbed as an attempt to show the compliance of the panel's advice.

Despite the Pakistan panel's recommendation, the police have refused to name the JeM chief in the FIR.

It is believed that JeM has been able to recover a lot of its former strength of late by recruiting retired Pakistan army personnel, who are expected to have a good understanding of how to infiltrate, sabotage and coordinate attacks on facilities that enjoy a military-style protection.