The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist facility in Pakistan’s Balakot is said to be active again and is training 40 jihadists. The training is presumably taking place for the terror outfit’s next attack in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India.
The development took place 7 months after the Indian Air Force bombed the Jaish camp in February earlier this year. The IAF bombed the Markaz Syed Ahmad Shaheed facility at Balakot in Manshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as a response to the deadly Pulwama attack of February 14 in J&K’s Pulwama that killed 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force. The training and preparation for an attack on India is in response to India’s decision of revoking Article 370 which earlier prescribed special status to Jammu and Kashmir. After the revocation, Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh will be now be made 2 separate union territories.
The Jaish-e-Mohammad is a globally recognized terrorist group which functions mainly from Balakot in Pakistan. Pakistan reportedly eased restrictions on terrorist organisations in Pakistan after August 5 in response to the the Indian government’s upcoming stance on the eve of the “Leaders dialogue on strategic responses to terrorism and violent extremism” at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23.
According to Intelligence inputs, the JeM group has planned an attack on states like Gujarat and Maharashtra and are training Kashmiri- origin terrorists along with fuelling groups like the Al Umnar Mujahideen led by Mushtaq Zargar alias Latram.