'Pak Army, ISI Help Terrorists' Communication In PoK, Kashmir'

3 March 2009
The Hindu


New Delhi: Pakistan Army and ISI have set up a dedicated communication network inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) for terrorists operating in Kashmir, intelligence sources said here. 'Dedicated communication towers have been set up in Tum, Nikral, Samani and Zaffarwal in PoK for assistance to terrorists operating in Poonch, Rajauri, Naushera and Kathua regions respectively,' intelligence sources told PTI. The communication network developed in PoK includes wireless radio communication for point-to-point basis using radio sets. Pakistan army, sources said, has placed supporting terminals also at several locations inside PoK to aid the network. 'With the help of these radio sets, similar to the ones used by our troops, terrorists communicate with their contacts in India and also with their handlers sitting across the border,' they said. The terrorists, sources said, operate the radios on set frequencies and also use it to keep their men informed about the movement of armed forces in areas where they are operating. The revelation from intelligence agencies comes after the charge sheet of the 26-11 terror strikes named Colonel Sadatullah of Pakistan Army as an accused. Sadatullah was allegedly in touch with the terrorists involved during the Mumbai attack. This is the first time that a senior Pakistani Colonel has been directly implicated for involvement in attacking targets in India.