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Proxy Pak war costs India Rs 50,000 cr - The Indian Express

Agencies ()
October 15, 1998

Title: Proxy Pak war costs India Rs 50,000 cr
Author: Agencies
Publication: The Indian Express
Date: October 15, 1998

The Pakistan-sponsored terrorist violence has taken a toll of
29,151 civilians and 5,101 security personnel besides inflicting
an estimated damage worth Rs 2,000 crore to private property.

According to a detailed presentation made by the Ministry of
Home Affairs the role of Pakistani agencies, including Inter
Services Intelligence (ISI) and their surrogates at a meeting of
chief ministers of seven northern states here, 61,900 weapons
were smuggled into India for rise by terrorists.

A total of 4,730 explosions were caused while 2.78 lakh people
were rendered homeless.

Estimated security related costs including compensation to
victims, raising of local counter-terrorist forces has been put
at Rs 18,500 crore while expenditure on deployment of army and
paramilitary forces on anti-terrorist duties was estimated to be
Rs 46,000 crore.

Over 51,810 kgs of high explosives including RDX was sent to
India to cause explosions out of which 43,000 kgs was seized.

An estimated 7,125 Pakistanis and foreign mercenaries were sent
by Pakistan into India for sabotage of whom 1,120 were killed
and 140 arrested, while 4115 returned. There were 1,750 foreign
mercenaries still active in, India.

About 19,000 Indian nationals were trained in sabotage by ISI in
Pakistan, Afghanistan or Pak-occupied Kashmir, the estimates

The major incidents involving ISI or other Pakistani agencies
this year alone, included foiling of attempts on the life of
former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal at Karnal (March),
arrest of smugglers associated with Pak-based Khalistan Commando
Force (KCF) chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar (August) at Ludhiana
and the nabbing of a hawala operator and two of his Afghan
associates in Delhi (August) who was responsible for transfer of
over Rs 1.75 crore to militants.

Security forces also arrested five Lashkar-E-Toiba activities in
Delhi in July and thwarted their plans to attack military
installations here.

A module of Harkat-Ul-Ansar was broken up in Delhi last month
with the arrest of three of its activists, while a Hizbid
Mujahedeen leader was caught in July collecting money brought in
through hawala channel.

A key Kathmandu-based Babbar Khalsa international militant was
caught this February near the Indo-Nepal border while he was
escorting a foreign-based militant. Security forces shot six
members of ISI-backed Abdul Latif gang in Ahmedabad in March.

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