ISI disturbing ”Siliguri corridor” !

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SYED BASHIR 

Within two days of New Delhi and Dhaka opening the 28th land port at Banglabandha – Phulbari that gives Bangladesh access to the Himalayan countries of Bhutan and Nepal, hell seems to have broken loose on the ‘chicken neck’ connecting India’s northeast with the mainland.

Rasta-rail roko by those demanding separate state of Greater Coochbehar have disrupted road and rail communication between northeast and the Indian mainland. On the other side of the border in Bangladesh, Islamist radicals have murdered a Hindu priest at Panchagarh.

A policeman stands guard where the Hindu priest was killed in north-west Bangladesh

A policeman stands guard where the Hindu priest was killed in north-west Bangladesh

“This is the clear attempt to disrupt the strategic region. We have clues about ISI involvement in both Greater Coochbehar and also the murder of the Hindu priest in Bangladesh which aims at triggering religious riots in the region,” said a top Indian IB (Intelligence Bureau) officer posted in Siliguri.

Banglabandha – Phulbari will make BBIN a reality by providing Nepal and Bhutan access to Bangladesh coast through India — and by providing Bangladesh access to the resources of the Himalayan region, specially cheap hydel power which it need to keep up the 6 percent plus growth.

And India in turn gets to use Bangladesh territory to connect easily to Northeast. “How can Pakistan tolerate BBIN ! It isolates Pakistan and leaves it in a troubled corner of South Asia,” says former IB official Subir Dutta.

expulsion of two ISI staffers working under diplomatic cover in Bangladesh, one of them a woman, the Pakistani spy agency now back in action to avenge

 

After Bangladesh has forced the expulsion of two ISI staffers working under diplomatic cover in Bangladesh, one of them a woman, the Pakistani spy agency now back in action to avenge the reverses.

“And it will do that the only way it knows — by creating mayhem,” says former DIA deputy chief Major General Gaganjit Singh.

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