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TTP Leader’s Capture Reveals RAW’s Plot to Undermine China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

India has recently come under international scrutiny for several controversial actions. Notably, the BJP's leaders made statements critical of the Muslim community during election campaigns to attract Hindu votes, while India's defence and foreign affairs ministers issued repeated threats to capture Azad Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370, which stripped occupied Kashmir of its autonomous status. Additionally, India has been accused of targeting Khalistan movement members through hired assassins and influencing the Taliban government in Afghanistan to support an alliance between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) to disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

These actions, however, have largely backfired. The BJP lost its majority in the recent general elections, resulting in a coalition government. Countries from Canada to Australia and the US to Pakistan have condemned India's aggressive actions. The US even extradited an Indian national accused of attempting to murder a US-Khalistan citizen. India's efforts to destabilize Azad Kashmir failed to incite major disruptions, and its involvement in the TTP-BLA alliance was exposed by the TTP's Khawaraj Defence Shura Commander Nasrullah, alias Molvi Mansoor, in a press conference.

Pakistan saw a massive rise in terrorism in 2022, with fatalities reaching 973, including 282 military and police personnel. This trend continued in 2023, with 789 terror attacks and counter-terror operations resulting in 545 soldiers' deaths. A concerning alliance has formed among the TTP, BLA, and the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP), a regional ISIS affiliate.

Pakistan has repeatedly accused the Taliban government in Afghanistan of harboring militant groups and has demanded action against them. While TTP leaders deny using Afghan soil for attacks, they have not refuted the presence of their militants within Pakistan.

In a press conference, Balochistan’s Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove revealed video statements of Nasrullah, who accused India's intelligence agency RAW of fully supporting the Afghan Taliban government, the TTP, and the BLA Majeed Brigade group. Nasrullah was captured in an intelligence-based operation by Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies, which dismantled terror bases jointly established by the BLA Majeed Brigade and TTP Khawaraj factions. Nasrullah, who previously belonged to Baitullah Mehsud’s group and fled to Afghanistan during Operation Zarb-e-Azb, has a history of attacks on Pakistani security forces. As the head of TTP’s Defence Commission, he oversaw the group’s financial and administrative operations.

Nasrullah's capture provided crucial information about external support for undermining China's economic interests in Pakistan. He claimed that RAW's goal was to disrupt the CPEC project by establishing terror hideouts in Khuzdar, Balochistan, sabotaging Pakistan-China relations, and conducting kidnappings for ransom to create a narrative of forced disappearances. He alleged that TTP Chief Noor Wali Mehsud and BLA Majeed Brigade Commander Bashir Zaid met with RAW officers at the Indian Embassy in Kabul and received financial and logistical support. Nasrullah also suggested that many "disappeared" persons are being held in Afghanistan.

Blaming the BLA for his arrest, Nasrullah indicated that the organization wanted sole credit for their operations and the rewards. The TTP, he suggested, may now control the BLA, with key leadership positions in the TTP held by Mehsuds.

These revelations raise serious concerns about external support for terrorist activities and the motivations behind them. In response, Pakistan has launched the military operation Azm-e-Istahkam, aiming to prevent terrorists from regrouping in Afghanistan and striking back when conditions normalize, even if it requires crossing into Afghanistan.

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