On March 12, twin suicide blasts targeting the military, ripped through the RA Bazaar in the cantonment area in Lahore, killing 57 people including eight soldiers and injuring 100 persons.Hours after, seven low-intensity bombs–six in Iqbal Town and one in Samanabad exploded, causing no fatalities, but creating panic in the city.
Just like the past events, although Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the Lahore attacks, yet there are clear indications that Indian intelligence agency RAW is behind this latest terror-strikes in Lahore-the heart of Pakistan.
A few days ago, thirteen people were killed in a suicide car bomb at an intelligence building situated in Model Town, Lahore.
On October 15, 2009, 16 people including 12 personnel of the security forces had been martyred in foiling three separate terrorist assaults by killing 9 terrorists at FIA Building, Manawan Police Training Centre and Bedian Elite Police Training Centre in Lahore.
Besides various terror-incidents in Lahore, Peshawar and Rawalpindi which involved gun battles between the terrorists and the security forces, previous pattern of subversive acts through suicide attacks has also been intensified. In one of the latest incidents, on March 13 some 14 people including three security Personnel were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a security forces’ check post in Mingora.   
Notably, in the last five years, Pakistan’s various regions have faced suicide attacks by the militants who entered the country from Afghanistan where tentacles of terrorism exist. Afghanistan has become a hornet’s nest where it’s free for all like RAW, MOSSAD, CIA, Blackwater etc. In this respect, India has set up secret training centres in Afghanistan where its military personnel in collaboration with RAW have been imparting training to the youngsters. By setting aside the atrocities of the Taliban insurgents, they propagate that Pakistan’s armed forces are killing its own people.
All the terror-incidents indicate that Indian RAW has been waging a secret war against Pakistan through its well-trained insurgents who could conduct attacks in major cities despite Pakistan’s successful military operations against the militants and the death of the renowned militant commanders.
After sponsoring bomb blasts and suicide attacks in the past, a perennial wave of the same in 2009 and this year—particularly in the last 18 months clearly proves that RAW has modified its tactics of subversion in Pakistan. Apart from direct suicide events, now militants, armed with hand grenades and machine guns also come to help the explosive-laden vehicles so as to penetrate the security at the target points. Sometimes, exchange of fire takes place between the saboteurs and the security guards, and sometimes, purpose is to directly kill the security personnel of our country, either through suicide explosion or through hand grenades. A number of terror-events in Pakistan endorse that RAW’s agents have been acting upon guerilla techniques. In this regard, in most of the terror-tragedies, huge quantity of explosives has also been used.
Apart from the previous and latest incidents in Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore, similar tactics of suicide attacks and exchange of fire occurred in connection with many terrorist incidents as the militants reached their targets with latest weapons.
In this respect, on March 3, 2009, terrorists targeted the bus of Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore and killed 8 persons after a continuous gunfire. Pakistani officials confirmed that “grenades and rocket launchers had been recovered” which were of foreign origin. Afterwards, official inquiry disclosed that RAW was behind that attack.
Besides on March 30 last year, more than 10 terrorists raided the Manawan Police Training Center in Lahore, leaving at least 12 dead. After eight hours gun battle, Pakistan’s security forces regained the control of the police academy, capturing five terrorists alive. On May 27, more than 30 people were killed in Lahore when an explosive-laden Suzuki van exploded near Rescue 15 building of the police which was completely destroyed. It also damaged the building of the Lahore Capital City Police Office (CCPO) and that of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) which was the main target, but could not be hit due to heavy firing by the security guards on the terrorists who came along with the vehicle, firing at the security guards. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah had stated on the same day that Indian involvement in “suicide attack in Lahore cannot be ruled out.”
Similar types of terror-tactics were applied by the culprits in relation to the Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar where more than 20 persons had been killed in the suicide blast.
Another guerilla technique of the RAW-trained terrorists is that they camouflage themselves by wearing the uniform of Pakistani security forces so as to deceive the security guards and to get inside the targeted point for conducting their assigned task. In this connection, last year, U.N.’s World Food Program in Islamabad was attacked by a suicide bomber who was wearing an official uniform, evaded tight security and killed five people. Again, the militants who attacked the GHQ on October 10, 2009, were wearing army uniforms.
In fact, in the past 10 months, Pakistan’s security forces have broken the backbone of the suicide bombers by arresting most of their commanders and insurgents, while thwarting a number of suicide missions through pre-arrests. But Indian RAW with technological support of Israel has succeeded in training the new fugitives who are regularly being sent to Pakistan with a view to destablising our country. Now, this fact is known to everyone that Pakistan is the only nuclear country in the Islamic world. Hence, US, Israel and India want to weaken it by creating lawlessness for achieving their secret strategic interests.
Notably, Pakistan’s civil and military high officials have openly been revealing that Indian secret agency, RAW, Israeli Mossad and other foreign agencies are involved in supporting insurgency in the Frontier Province, separatism in Balochistan and subversive acts in Karachi and Lahore.
As regards the external elements, on June 28, NWFP Governor Awais Ghani had disclosed that some world powers were trying to divide Pakistan, adding that if he were not a governor, he would have exposed them.In this context, on April 23, 2009, in the in-camera sitting of the Senate, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik displayed documentary evidence of Indian use of Afghanistan to create unrest in Pakistan.
During the ongoing military operations, some of our high officials repeatedly pointed out that the late Baitullah Mehsud chief of the T.T.P, who was killed in a US drone attack on August 5, last year had been backed by the foreign powers. He was having a number of secrets regarding foreign intelligence agencies. Nevertheless, like Baitullah, his successor, Hakimullah Mehsud was also collective agent of RAW and CIA. While playing a double game like his paymasters, his real aim is to incite the innocent Pakhtoons in order to further weaken Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the ISPR spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas have repeatedly stated that they have concrete evidence of Indian support to terrorism in Pakistan through Afghanistan.
At present, apart from other volatile regions, military operation has succeeded in South Waziristan, but India with the tactical help of the US has also intensified its strategy to sabotage the same through clandestine tactics applied by its Waziristan-based agents.
It is of particular attention that on October 7, 2009, BBC displayed a documentary movie regarding the eighth anniversary of the US-led NATO invasion of Afghanistan. It stated, “Now this war is being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, and “it will soon spread to Pakistan.”
Nonetheless, Indian RAW has launched a secret war inside Pakistan by inciting the militants through various techniques of propaganda, supported by the subversive acts of guerilla warfare.
Sajjad Shaukat is a regular writer for He writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations.