Research Papers

Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in North East India

March 2005

Of particular concern for India is the increasing collusion between Pakistan’s ISI and Bangladesh’s military intelligence establishment, the DGFI, to keep India’s North East bleeding “with a thousand cuts” by stepping up anti-India activities from Bangladesh. The ISI facilitates meetings between various Indian insurgent groups, arranges funds, weapons and ammunition for them, which has resulted in the emergence of Bangladesh as a major transit base for smuggling of arms into India. Another disquieting development has been the large-scale illegal migration of Bangladesh nationals into the region that has altered the demography of the entire Northeast. Such steps have been taken by the ISI to create an autonomous Islamic state over there and ensure that its separatist anti-India agenda is carried out successfully to its logical conclusion.


Author Note
HARINDER SEKHON, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi