RAW has special cell for sabotaging CPEC: Defence secretary


ISLAMABAD: Secretary Defence Alam Khattak Wednesday said that Indian intelligence agency RAW has established a special cell at its Headquarters in New Delhi to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, adding that the plan is being executed through Afghanistan.


Briefing the Senate standing committee on defence, the defence secretary said that RAW and Afghan NDS had launched joint secret operations against Pakistan by using three Indian consulates in Jalalabad, Kandahar and Mazar e Sharif.

“The three consulates in Afghanistan are providing weapons, money, training and other logistical support to agents for subversive activities in FATA, Balochistan and Karachi,” added Khattak. The RAW has also set-up a cell at NDS HQ in Kabul for coordinating anti-Pakistan activities, he added.

Referring to the recent arrest of Kulbushan Jadhav, a deep cover RAW operative arrested from Balochistan, the secretary defence elaborated that his entire network has been dismantled by Pakistani security agencies.

He explained to the committee that 40 per cent of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) received was allocated to civil government while 60pc was given to the armed forces. Pakistan received $13 billion under CSF since 9/11, and another $200 million is due to be given by the United States. “CSF is going to be closed on September 30, 2016”, said Khattak.