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India's RAW requests Afghan intelligence agency for help: sources

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Source revealed that the NDS is working on India's request.

(Dunya News) – Sequel to Indian Air Force intrusion into Pakistani air space, India continues to embark upon a series of provocative actions against Pakistan.

In line with its nefarious designs, Indian intelligence agency the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has sought help from Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) to spread anarchy in Pakistan.

According to source, RAW has requested NDS to target aircraft coming from Peshawar, Samungli or any other airbase in Pakistan. The Indian intelligence agency has also asked Afghanistan to send TTP militants to Pakistan to carry out terror attacks.

Source further revealed that the NDS is working on India’s request.

Threat of War Persists

During an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that tensions between Pakistan and India may be easing but the threat of war is still there. He said that Pakistan only responded to the Indian aggression, adding that it depends on India what step it will take to reduce the tensions.

Kashmir dispute has to be resolved in order to maintain peace in the region, the DG asserted.

Major General Asif Ghafoor told that India is torturing the Kashmiri people with pallet guns and by breaching human rights.

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Tensions between Pakistan and India escalated significantly over recent days, after a suicide bombing in Indian Occupied Kashmir killed 40 Indian paramilitaries.

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JeM allegedly claimed responsibility for the February 14 blast, and 12 days later Indian jets violated Pakistani airspace and dropped their payloads in haste in Jaba village of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when they were chased away by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets.

Pakistan has denied any damage or casualties in the incident, and independent reporting has shown the strikes hit a heavily forested area with little infrastructure nearby. Residents have said just one person was injured.

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The next day Pakistani aircraft entered Indian airspace and the two nations’ jets engaged in aerial dogfights, with two Indian aircraft shot down and its pilot captured by Pakistan. The pilot was handed back to India last Friday in what Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called a "peace gesture".