Animesh Roul, "Pakistan's Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka"
Pakistan's Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka
Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 19, October 10, 2014
By: Animesh Roul
India’s intelligence agencies have been investigating an espionage network reportedly run by Pakistan’s external intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), from Sri Lankan soil. The ISI uses legitimate government structures like the Pakistani High Commission and Consulate located in Colombo and Kandy, respectively, as staging grounds for anti-India activity. Pakistan has long used neighboring South Asian countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives as bases from which to surreptitiously surveil or possibly attack India. Of late, Pakistan’s ISI seems to have expanded its network among Sri Lanka’s Muslim minorities and disenfranchised Tamil community by exploiting the existing trust between the Sri Lankan and Pakistani governments. READ FULL TEXT
Animesh Roul is the Executive Director of Research at the New Delhi-based Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC).