By Maj Gen Afsir Karim
Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date : 16 Nov , 2015
The advent of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Af-Pak has added a new, dangerous threat to Kashmir and contiguous areas. The continuous aggression witnessed at the LOC and daring attacks in J&K and Punjab by Pakistani terrorist groups show a new, aggressive posture of Pakistan. In future, war-hardened elements of the ISIL are likely to join forces with Pakistani terrorist groups to enlarge the war in Kashmir. A new face of local subversive groups, which appear well armed and highly motivated, is being presented to the public in Kashmir through videos and social media channels with a view to motivate the youth to take up arms against the government.
There are indications that a renewed and more vigorous sub-conventional assault by Pakistan in collaboration with ISIL irregulars may commence. India must anticipate the nature of the war that it may face in the near future.