Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India] March 3 (ANI): Defence experts today said security forces of India need to view Hafiz Saeed's son's speech last month with alarm, as he talked about a Dawood linked Jihad on India.
Flying Officer Shivali Deshpande said, "He hinted that Dawood and Jihad could be joined together and terrorism can be conducted. Now, this is a big alarm for Indian security forces that they are associating Dawood Ibrahim and also with terrorist activities."
She added, "I don't think there is any doubt regarding the fact that the terrorism and Dawood is far apart."
"This seems to be a big issue for the intelligence services and security forces of our country because we need to be very alert and vigilant now, especially because Dawood has also joined hands with Jamat-Ud-Dawa and jointly they will be conducting terrorist activities," she said.
Security Analyst Brigadier S.K. Chatterjee said, "Dawood is involved in so many terrorist attacks on India; even the United Nations has put his name in sanctions. His locations in Karachi were given to Pakistan."
A video shot on 'Kashmir Day' in Pakistan on February 5 has had Indian intelligence agencies on their toes.
In the video Jamat-Ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed's son, Talha is seen inciting a crowd to wage war against India using Dawood Ibrahim's name.
This is the first time that a Pakistan based terror outfit has made a direct reference to the don.
Talha asks the crowd if they wanted to become a judge, police or doctors to which the crowd says no.
He then asks them if they would want to become Dawood and the crowd shouts, saying "yes". Talha then goes on to ask them if they want to become Burhan Wani, and again gets a "yes" from the crowd.
The agencies are now probing if Dawood Ibrahim and Jamat-Ud-Dawa are operating in collusion. (ANI)