New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been informed about the creation of a terror group that is a subsidiary of the Islamic State (IS) in Pakistan, with its leaders suspected of having close links with the Pakistani establishment.
Islamic State’s nexus with terrorists in Pakistan having links with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Al-Qaeda and the Pakistan Army has alarmed the Indian intelligence agencies along with the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) that has alerted the PMO and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The report states that recently a group based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region was recognised as an ally of the IS and accorded the status of ‘Wilayat’ by the Islamic State and is called ‘Wilayat Khurasan’ (WK) which literally means Khurasan Province.
“Currently, a variety of inputs about the activities of IS in Afghanistan-Pakistan region keep surfacing that need to be probed. However, the creation of WK and possible linkages of its leaders with the Pakistani establishment is a matter of concern for India,” sources said.