NEW DELHI: In what the country’s premiere external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), described as a “bizarre twist of events” it has pointed out to the government that Pakistan-based terror outfits have started a major propaganda in a section of the local media that it is in fact the “Indian intelligence agencies that may carry out subversive activities over the next few days and blame it on Pakistan”.
In a classified report sent to the government, the RAW feels that the terror outfits have already started preparing their defence for carrying out a major terror strike in the country over the next few days.
The intelligence agency, which regularly monitors the foreign media, particularly the vernacular press and social media in Pakistan, came across some stories as to how terror outfits had already started making claims of Indian agencies planning attacks at public places or with high footfalls.
“These terror groups, which have a free run in Pakistan, have been stating that after the attack, India will make a strong pitch to tarnish Pakistan’s reputation at the global forum, specially if the incident takes place close to the visit of US President Barack Obama,” the report states.
This immediately alerted top intelligence officials who are viewing these reports as a clear indication that terror groups operating out of Pakistan may carry out “spectacular attacks” in the country.
Security across the country has already been beefed up in wake of recent terror attacks in Sydney and Peshawar but more enhancement is being done in view of the festive time during Christmas and New Year.
“We are taking these stories in Pakistani local media extremely seriously and think that something big is being planned over the next few days.
However, intelligence agencies are working overtime to ensure that every input is intercepted and analysed carefully and then passed on to the concerned security agencies.