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January 13, 2009 18:53 IST

More proof of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence trying to meddle in India's affairs has come to light with security agencies seizing two maps from terrorists in the Jammu region.

Intelligence Bureau officials told that the maps provided shocking evidence and also pointed to the ISI's interest in destabilising India, particularly through the northern and western parts of the country. Intercepts picked up by the IB and the revelations by infiltrators suggest that the ISI hopes to accomplish this mission by 2020.

The ISI's plans are in motion on the western front with assistance from Bangladesh's intelligence agency Directorate General of Forces Intelligence, the terrorists have revealed.

Southern India is next on the agenda and IB sources reveal that the plan is to destabilise the region by using the modules in Hyderabad and Kerala [Images].

IB sources say while this may only be loud thinking by the ISI, the fact is that they have a plan on hand, two in fact: macro and micro plans.

Experts say when compared to the macro plan, micro planning is extremely dangerous. The macro planning largely involves the Pakistan Army [Images], which will continue to engage security forces on the border so that infiltration into India becomes easier. Interrogation of several terrorists in the Jammu region has also revealed that maps handed over to them are in possession of several members of the army and that these maps are given only to inspire these ultras.

IB sources say that all terror strikes the country has witnessed so far, have been part of the micro planning. It may be aimed at meaningless killings, but the operations are well-defined.

The first step in micro planning seeks to create a communal divide in India. The ISI takes the help of local modules to execute selective but comprehensive violence so that they are able to establish territorial control.

The ISI is not alone in this operation, but has divided this responsibility with the DGFI. While ISI-sponsored modules target Mumbai [Images], Delhi [Images], Gujarat and other areas in north India, the DGFI takes care of areas like West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.

The ISI-sponsored cells would focus more on infiltration in the country and provide logistical support to terror operations. The DGFI, on its part, would have to rally behind it local terror and insurgent groups apart from gathering intelligence.

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