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    Pak role in hijacking gets clearer

    Pak role in hijacking gets clearer


    With day seven of the hijack approaching, the Indian government is getting more evidence of the Pakistani complicity in the hijack. The latest indicator is the ability with which the hijackers are able to divine the Indian negotiating position.

    According to a senior Indian intelligence official, the Pakistanis are almost certainly intercepting conversations between the authorities in New Delhi and the team in Kandahar and relaying it to the hijackers. ``Pakistan maintains a fairly sophisticated signals intelligence set-up,'' says a former military intelligence officer. ``They can easily intercept the conversations between New Delhi and Kandahar''.

    There is growing suspicion that those inside the aircraft have access to some state-of-the-art communications equipment enabling them to maintain real-time communications with those masterminding the operation. There is still some confusion as to the origin of the call made by the mysterious `G. Lal' who purported to be a joint secretary in the ministry of Home affairs and ordered Amritsar Air Traffic Control to refuel the aircraft immediately. Some say it was redirected from abroad, while other government officials insist that it originated in India. Whatever be the case, the government is alarmed at this level of organisation and the presumed ability to penetrate Indian security.

    Intelligence analysts say that Pakistani complicity in the hijack is clear. ``I have no doubt they have masterminded it,'' says one officer speaking on condition of confidentiality. According to him, the Harkat-ul-Ansar and its various factions have had links with the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence going back to the mid-1980s. ``There is no reason to assume that those links do not exist now,'' he says considering that the organisation's headquarters are in Pakistan, even if their training area is in Khost, Afghanistan.

    The government has asked all the intelligence outfits to urgently review the Pakistani activities in the country and prepare a plan to deal with it in the light of the circumstances of the hijacking.

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    Obsession, Obsession and more obsession with a minor irritant or was it the fly on the nose. Pakistan is an easy target for covering up the short comings of the Indian intelligence services.

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