Fingers are pointing towards Pakistan's infamous Inter-State Intelligence's (ISI) role behind the new explosive video of the Al Qaeda that announced a new 'Indian wing' on Thursday, with intelligence officials suspecting a link.
According to a news channel, sources in the IB, which is investigating the video, are suspecting that it was ISI that nudged Al Qaeda to issue a video, in which Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri said that the group would 'raise the flag of jihad in the Indian subcontinent'. The channel also stated that Al Qaeda needed approval from the ISI to put up videos.
The implications against ISI could be based on the history of the organisation and its involvement with terror activities on Pakistani soil.
The ISI is said to have been conspiring with terror groups to plan attacks against India, with 26/11 mastermind David Headley having revealed four years ago that the organization had facilitated the Lashkar-e-Toiba in the attacks. Two ISI officers were also reported to have guided the ten terrorists during their attack at several iconic centres in Mumbai.
Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist from the attack who was hanged last year, had also revealed ISI's role in the attack.
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