ISI trying to revive Sikh militancy: Govt
Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is trying to revive Sikh militancy in the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2013 16:09 IST
Pakistani intelligence agency ISI is trying to revive Sikh militancy in the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.
"Inputs indicate that ISI operatives are known to have assured moral and financial support to pro-Khalistan elements for anti-India activities," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said.
He said the government has adopted an integrated approach to counter the attempts to revive militancy which include sustained vigilance along the borders, strengthening of mechanisms for intelligence gathering and sharing.
"A close watch is maintained on the activities of various groups known to have been engaged in trying to foment terrorist activities," he said.
The minister said the National Investigation Agency has been investigating into the funding of the banned Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).
Singh said the NIA has registered a case against Punjab-based operatives of BKI based on the allegation that they are receiving funds from UK-based BKI operatives to commit terrorist acts in India with active material and logistic support from Pakistan-based BKI leaders.
First Published: Aug 13, 2013 16:08 IST