Overview of the widening jihad in Bangladesh from Rediff, with thanks to “Ayo Gorkhali”:
Increasing infiltration across the border. Terrorists sneaking into India. Regular skirmishes with men in uniform on the other side.
This is not Pakistan we are talking about. In recent times, another neighbour has swiftly emerged as a major security concern for India.
Rediff India Abroad Deputy Managing Editor Ramananda Sengupta visited Bangladesh recently looking for answers to the big question: Why is such trouble brewing on India’s Eastern Front?
The first in a series of reports from Bangladesh:
‘Government has accorded top priority to erection of a fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border to check infiltration, smuggling and all anti-India activities from across the border.’
— President A P J Abdul Kalam, addressing a joint session of Parliament, February 25.
‘We have specific information with us about the large-scale presence of the ISI and some terrorist organisations inside Bangladesh, which are sheltering and training Indian terrorists of various hues.’
— Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee at a press conference after inaugurating the Indian Army’s strategic broadband satellite service network at Fort William, Kolkata, August 7.
There is much more.