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Rattled by the calm in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the removal of the state's special status under Article 370, Pakistan is learnt to have instructed terrorists to target Indian forces in the Valley but make it seem like violence by locals.
Rattled by the calm in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the removal of the state's special status under Article 370, Pakistan is learnt to have instructed terrorists to target Indian forces in the Valley but make it seem like violence by locals.
Pakistan, known to shelter and support terrorist organisations to wage proxy wars against India, has been frustrated by peace in J&K as well as by the country's inability to conjure world opinion to its liking.
 
While on the one hand, Islamabad has reportedly mobilised more troops on the Line of Control, Indian intelligence agencies say Pakistan has also looked at pushing in terrorists to create violence in J&K. According to one such report, these terrorists have been told to instigate protests and stone-pelting without directly taking part.
 
The terrorists have also been told to attack Indian security installations but in a way that would make it look like the work of J&K residents.
 
Such under-hand tactics have long been a part of Pakistan's nefarious ways in its bid to internationalise the J&K issue. While India has strongly underlined that matters of the state are its internal matter, a stand backed by the global community, New Delhi also maintains that any dispute related to Kashmir is bilateral in nature and needs no intervention from a third party.
 
India has also maintained that peace talks cannot happen till Pakistan provides support and shelter to terrorists.
 
In Pakistan, sources said, there has been a sense of urgency to show India in bad light after the decision to divide J&K into two Union Territories.
 
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has openly said that a Pulwama-type attack could take place while some of the country's top politicians have taken to Twitter to try to instigate people. However, their efforts have come to nought as the Valley remains peaceful.