Operation Blue Tulsi: How India Approached Israel For Help
06 June 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
government dismissed in 1996 because Rehman Malik,
DG FIA and Asif Zardari promised Indians and
Israelis access to Pakistan’s nuclear facilities!
1994-95 Rehman Malik was working in tandem with this
immediate boss Ghulam Asghar, head of the FIA, and
under the auspices of Asif Ali Zardari, collecting
information about Pakistan’s nuclear installations.
Malik offered the Indians direct access to Kashmiri
and Afghan fighters he would capture!
2001 Janes Information Group reported that RAW and
Mossad were cooperating to infiltrate Pakistan to
target important religious and military
personalities, journalists, judges, lawyers and
QUETTA, Pakistan—In the late eighties two junior
intelligence officers one Pakistani other Indian faced
each other on opposite sides of the law.
The Pakistani intelligence officer had caught the
Indian agent on Pakistani soil with incriminating
evidence. Indian agent knew his life had come to an
end. However, everything has a price. And his freedom
was worth a little less than half a million rupees.
A few days later the Indian agent was sitting back
at home, free as a bird. And life went on for several
more years until the fateful year of 1994 when the two
old “chaps” met again. This time officially. The
Indian agent had climbed the ladder to an important
post in the government. At this side of the border the
junior Pakistani agent, against all odds had become
one of the top bosses at Federal Investigation Agency.
Of course, this was the infamous Rehman Malik.
The Indian side wanted Pakistani Government’s help
in reducing cross-border terrorism. But Rehman Malik
offered a lot more than mere reduction in
He had been appointed as Additional Director FIA
and yielded immense power in the country. Additionally
he had become the right-hand-man of Asif Ali Zardari,
stashing his looted money all over the world.
Malik offered the Indians direct access to the
jihadists he would capture.
Somewhere along the line Israel also became a party
to the deal and soon Mossad agents were carrying out
investigations of the captured (ISI backed) jihadists
on Pakistani soil. There were millions to be made from
the deal and of course Rehman Malik was working in
tandem with this immediate boss Ghulam Asghar, head of
the FIA and under the auspices of Asif Ali Zardari.
ISI, Pakistan Military and top brass quietly kept a
close watch. Although painful but capture of a few
foot soldiers was bearable in the bigger national
By 1995, in a little over a year the, Benazir
Bhutto government had expelled 2000 Arab mujahideen of
the Afghan-Soviet War and imprisoned a number of
Pakistani mujahideen. More significantly, Benazir
Bhutto on her official visit to the US in April 1995
met in secret with an Israeli delegation. On her
return she faced stiff resistance from a segment of
civilian and military bureaucracy. Her meetings with
India and Israel had generated great suspicions. Just
four months later she thwarted a coup attempt against
her headed by Major General Zahirul Islam Abbasi.
Director General of Military Intelligence Major
General Ali Kuli Khan tipped-off General Abdul Waheed
Kakar who immediately ordered Chief of General Staff
Lt. General Jehangir Karamat to suppress the coup. A
total of 36 army officers and 20 civilians were
arrested from Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Then in November 1995 the Egyptian Embassy in
Islamabad was blown up in a car bomb. Al-Qaeda was
quick to claim it. Although the real reasons of the
handlers of the bombers remain hidden to this day, but
in the following days a silent but significant event
happened. General Abdul Waheed Kakar who was given an
extension in his tenure declined it and Lt. General
Jehangir Karamat was appointed as the Army Chief by
the then President Farooq Leghari on 18 December,
Lt. General Jehangir Karamat was the senior most
general at the time, therefore the least controversial
within the military – something which the military
desperately needed at the time. The other three
generals who were in the position to become COAS were
Lt. Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi, Lt. Gen Naseer Akhtar, and
Lt Gen Mohammad Tariq.
Lt. Gen. Ghulam Muhammad Malik had already retired
in October 1995. Maj. Gen. Naseem Rana was heading the
ISI at the time, taking his charge in October 1995.
Lt. Gen. Shujat Ali Khan was heading the ISI’s
In the backdrop of these events in Pakistan, in
March 1995 Israel’s Air Force chief had visited India
with an entourage that included key Mossad officials.
It was at this point that in a meeting Pakistan’s
nuclear program was discussed. A year later Indian
nuclear and missile program head Abdul Kalam had a
“top secret” visit to Israel in June 1996.
It was “top secret” because no one knew about it.
As it turned out, everyone knew about it even before
he left India. All the much publicized secrecy and
visit of such a top level official achieved the aim
and nearly nobody bothered with the entourage which
included a manager from the Defence Research and
Development Organisation (DRDO) – Alok Tiwari. The
“top secret” meetings between Abdul Kalam and his
Israeli counterparts were related to purchase of UAVs.
However, in every single one of those “top secret”
meetings Alok Tiwari was missing. With all the
attention focused on Abdul Kalam and his “top secret”
meetings no one noticed the odd thing.
Just a few days later, after coming back to India
Tiwari accompanied Air Chief Marshal S. K. Sareen to
Israel in July 1996. In fact this was his third trip.
He had also visited Israel in April 1996 along with
India’s first Defense Attaché to Israel.
The effect was immediate. In late July 1996 MQM
organized a province-wide strike. Simultaneously a
large bomb exploded at Lahore airport and a second at
a Faisalabad railway station. On 14 August 1996, 12
SSP [an extremist religious group] activists were
gunned down during an Independence Day Rally by
unidentified gunmen. By end of August, Punjab had been
engulfed in sectarian violence, Shias and Sunnis were
being gunned down in broad daylight. The political and
security situation worsened by the murder of Murtaza
Bhutto and reinstatement of Manzoor Wattoo as Chief
Minister of Punjab. The country seemed in a political
and economic turmoil with violence erupting throughout
the country. At the same time, out of the blue
Ataullah Mengal returned from his self-imposed exile.
While everyone was busy with the current crisis a
team of agents working directly under Rehman Malik
were gathering information on Kahuta and A.Q. Khan.
Beginning November 1996, ISI saw an increase in Indian
troop movements, which finally sent alarm bells
ringing through the echelons of Rawalpindi and
Suddenly, all the pieces fell in place and Ghulam
Asghar and Rehman Malik’s shenanigans seemed a lot
deeper than mere money grabbing tactics. By fourth of
November a thick load of evidence had been gathered on
Ghulam Asghar and Rehman Malik working with the
consent of Asif Ali Zardari towards gathering
information on the progress of Pakistan’s nuclear
On 5 November 1996, Farooq Leghari dissolved
Benazir Bhutto’s government. At the other side of the
border, this caused the immediate visit of Israeli
naval chief Vice-Admiral Alex Tal to India. Back at
home, Ghulam Asghar and Rehman Malik were imprisoned
on undisclosed charges. Pakistan had narrowly escaped
the storm that was brewing in its mists.
In February 1997, Indian Defense Secretary T. K.
Banerji led a high level defense delegation to Israel
to discuss the “exchange of technology” between the
two countries. Other than the official purpose the
most important topic was Pakistan’s nuclear program.
By the end of the visit the two countries had decided
to do “whatever” it takes to neutralize the threat.
In March next year the BJP won Indian elections and
one of the immediate policies adopted was to tackle
Pakistan’s nuclear issue by any means possible. With
such enthusiastic approach the government even decided
to take the most extreme measures if needed. In the
following two months the official and diplomatic
delegations between India and Israel came to a halt.
There was a sudden rise however in the exchange of
non-diplomatic delegations between the two countries.
The last official visit was of Gen. Prakash Malik to
Israel in March 1998, who was also the first serving
Indian Chief of Army Staff to visit Israel since
In April 1998 two out-of-the ordinary incidents
happened. Air India announced its discontinuation of
Tel Aviv flight on 1 April 1998 and early April the
Confederation of Indian Industries announced an
unplanned “Study Mission” to Israel. This was the
prelude to the second wave which officially started on
11 May 1998 when India exploded its nuclear bombs.
Night of 27-28 May 1998
Pakistan resisted testing its nuclear bombs for
nearly two weeks until 27 May 1998. On 27 May 1998 in
a top level meeting Lt. Gen. Naseem Rana, DG ISIP,
briefed the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief
on the increasing intelligence reports of possible
Indian attack on Pakistan’s nuclear installations.
The panic this briefing created was nothing
compared to the next two briefings.
The first report pertained to the sighting of an
unidentified F-16 aircraft at the periphery of
Pakistan’s airspace on 27 May 1998. Knowing India did
not have F-16s, the obvious suggestion was the
presence of Israeli Air Force jets in the area
(especially with the reports of Indian COAS visiting
Israel just a month earlier). And the second report
coming just before 1:00 am on 28 May 1998 recorded
unusual movements of Indian aircrafts just across the
border which suggested India was preparing for
preventive airstrikes against Pakistan. The seven
nuclear tests of 28 May 1998 were an obvious response.
The tests confirmed once and for all that Pakistan
is a nuclear power.
It seemed probable that BJP government had decided
to explode its nuclear bombs in order to force
Pakistan into testing its own devices—if it had any.
After a delay of two weeks, doubts had started rising
in nearly every analytical discourse that Pakistan did
not have the nuclear capability or it would have
responded. The Indian thinking was that this was the
golden opportunity to take out Pakistan’s nuclear
installations before Pakistan gets that capability.
The important visit of Indian COAS to Israel in March
1998 – in the light of proceeding events – could only
be regarding Israel’s support for the planned attack.
But whatever the Indian reasons and aims for engaging
Israel, the end result was Pakistan’s success in
establishing itself as a nuclear power state. This
Pakistani move has completely changed the Great
Nuclear Game in the region.
Pakistan’s test firing of nuclear bombs was a shock
for the rest of the world. No one expected, in the
first place for Pakistan to have the capability and
secondly to explode them even if it had the
capability. For India and Israel, the two top-most
interested parties in destroying Pakistan’s nuclear
assets, this meant a complete overhaul of their
A year later the Indian National Security Adviser
Brajesh Mishra came to meet Ehud Barak in September
1999 and this time he was accompanied by a familiar
face – Alok Tiwari. Within a year, Alok Tiwari and
another security analyst finalized a document based on
their discussions the preceding year.
In June 2000, L. K. Advani visited Israel where new
deals related to Mossad and Shabak espionage and
cooperation with RAW were finalized and as a result
Israel was allowed to establish its own network to
operate from in India. Also, L.K. Advani discussed
Pakistan’s nuclear program and the chances of
coordination between the two countries on a possible
strike to denuclearize Pakistan. During the visit,
Alok Tiwari’s report was also discussed.
By July 2000 a heavy deployment of Israeli agents
in Indian Occupied Kashmir was reported. Near the end
of 2000 Israel’s top intelligence officers were
reported to have visited India and discussed amongst
other issues, Kashmir and Pakistan’s nuclear assets.
One of the meetings on the agenda was regarding the
report Alok Tiwari had prepared which had gone through
considerable changes in Israel. By the end of the
visit the top spies of the two countries had agreed to
cooperate on the operation detailed inside a thick
volume titled, “Operation Blue Tulsi”.
Operation Blue Tulsi: The
We do not know what was written inside the report
Operation Blue Tulsi. But we can ascertain some of it
by the events it had led to beginning 2001.
Preparation for the mega Operation Blue Tulsi began
fervently in early 2001. By mid 2001 eyebrows were
being raised over RAW and Mossad’s cooperation and in
July 2001 Janes Information Group reported that RAW
and Mossad are cooperating to infiltrate Pakistan to
target important religious and military personalities,
journalists, judges, lawyers and bureaucrats. In
addition, bombs would be exploded in trains, railway
stations, bridges, bus stations, cinemas, hotels and
mosques of rival Islamic sects to incite sectarianism.
At the same time the Balochistan Liberation Army rose
out of dead like a second incarnation and Balach Marri
a Moscow graduate declares himself as the leader of
BLA. Within weeks in Balochistan numerous training
camps sprouted with each camp reported to be training
up to a hundred militants. Agents from RAW, Mossad and
CIA operating in Afghanistan started moving in.
In mid 2001 reports appeared that Special
Operations Division of Mossad, also known as Metsada,
specializing in assassinations and sabotage, has been
based in India since May 2001 to train RAW operatives
and Mossad and Shin Bet or Shabak were operating a
number of teams in Indian Held Kashmir and were also
operating a delicate spy network from Indian soil. In
July 2001 RAW increased its budget for Indian
consulates in Afghanistan by nearly 10 times.
Within days after 9/11, a story was leaked in the
press that Pakistan is dismantling and spreading its
nuclear assets to safer places implying that it would
be much more difficult to pinpoint them and much more
easier for extremists to get hold of. These news
stories were shortly followed by another piece on 28
October 2001 which stated that Pentagon was looking
into plans to dispatch an elite unit into the Pakistan
to disarm its nuclear arsenal. The special unit which
was trained to slip into foreign countries to ferret
out and disarm nuclear weapons and operated under
Pentagon control with CIA assistance and would be
getting special help from Israel’s Sayeret Matkal also
known as Unit 262.
On 22 December 2001 C. Raja Mohan wrote, “There is
a growing belief in New Delhi that the time has come
to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff. If it does not,
India places itself in permanent vulnerability to
cross-border terrorism from Pakistan … India is now
confronted with the possibility that its restraint in
the face of nuclear escalation is taken as a
fundamental weakness. India must deal with the
possible assessment in Pakistan that its nuclear
capability has foreclosed all conventional military
At the same time on the other side of the globe,
Prof. Stephen P. Cohen was saying, “South Asia may
have reached a point where the two countries (India
and Pakistan) are really bent on hurting each other
one way or another and it may be time to consider more
unilateral, more forceful American steps –
diplomatically and economically forceful – to get
compliance from India and Pakistan separately on some
vital concerns. Clearly, we may have reached a point
where the peace process is simply too little, too
late, and we may have to turn to other forms of
These two writers one from US and the other from
India very implicitly had voiced their respective
governments’ policies towards Pakistan’s nuclear
In December 2001 Indian PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee,
while addressing the parliament said, “the question
was not whether there should be or should not be a
war, [the question was] under what circumstances there
will be war … and whether there will be a war.”
Of course the underlying message was, whether India
should attack a nuclear armed country or a country
which has lost its nuclear capabilities.
In December 2001 Benazir Bhutto while visiting
India said in her interviews, “President, Gen. Pervez
Musharraf, as an army general, had planned the Kargil
invasion in Jammu and Kashmir while I was the Prime
Minister.” Later she also said, “Pakistan army as an
institution had brought back Osama bin Laden”.
This rhetoric of Benazir Bhutto was perfectly in
line with the agreement signed by US and India in
Late in 2002 US and India signed an agreement on
cooperation in disarming Pakistan’s nuclear assets and
the two-player offensive team of Operation Blue Tulsi
found a third partner in the form of CIA. As a result
of this deal Abdullah Mehsud was freed from Guantanamo
Bay and returned to Pakistan with millions of dollars
Benazir Bhutto’s statements in India were the major
reason Pervez Musharraf’s declaration of Benazir
Bhutto as a “security risk” during a chat with
Pakistan’s leading editors and correspondents in April
2002. Pakistani security agencies already had a great
deal of intelligence regarding Benazir Bhutto, Asif
Zardari and Rehman Malik’s involvement with Mossad and
India in 1995-96 and their collaboration against
Pakistan’s nuclear assets.
In January 2002 under orders from L. K. Advani RAW
and other intelligence agencies submitted a detailed
report on military options for solving Kashmir issue
and in case of a full-fledged war, for neutralizing
Pakistan’s nuclear assets. One major outcome of the
report was the creation of Defence Intelligence Agency
(DIA) in March 2002 with the authority to conduct
external operations supported by a huge budget.
Also, a Lawyers’ Struggle surfaced in October 2003
under the leadership of Hamid Ali Khan (now drowned
under the infamous Lawyers’ Movement). The first
prominent protest of the “struggle” was held on 15
October 2003 in which the President of the Supreme
Court Bar Association (SCBA) Hamid Ali Khan said,
“Musharraf’s very presence within the army and holding
of other important offices and Shaikh Riaz Ahmad’s
continuation as chief justice after his retirement are
undoubtedly illegal and unconstitutional … Let’s think
collectively, move forward collectively and act
collectively to outs usurper generals and judges (who
had collaborated with Pervez Musharraf including
Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry).
However, like a B-grade movie twist, four years
later Iftikhar Chaudry becomes the hero to these same
lawyers who wanted to oust him. Like a script from the
past, this protest had followed a “Long March”. And
the “struggle” then moved to other cities one by one.
At this point along with Hamid Ali Khan, Kazim Khan
was at the forefront. Lacking the charisma and cunning
of their successors, and because of the assassination
of a major politician, and because of the shortage of
“unlimited” billions of rupees at their disposal, this
Lawyers’ Struggles has been confined to the dusty
pages of history with their names ascribed against the
Also, there is no evidence to support that the
assassination attempts on Pervez Musharraf were
somehow related to the timing of the Lawyers’
Struggle. (See: Black Revolution: Pakistan’s Lawyers
Movement: The Bush Administration’s Last Color
By mid 2004, the government had ample evidence that
BLA and some Baloch leaders were conspiring against
the government, aided by foreign countries.
On 13August 2004, the Chief Minister of Baluchistan,
Jam Muhammad Yousaf is quoted by The Herald (Sep
2004-Karachi) as saying: “Indian secret services (RAW)
are maintaining 40 terrorist camps all over the Baloch
While this was happening on the ground, there was
talk of ‘peace talks’ with the terrorists everywhere.
People like Jan Muhammad Jamali became a laughing
stock of the media because he dared to suggest that
there were foreign agents operating in Balochistan.
Unfortunately, many in the Pakistani media ridiculed
these statements then.
In any case, it was already too late then. The
preparations for the Operation Blue Tulsi were nearly
complete and the Government of Pakistan had wasted all
opportunities for stopping the inevitable.
Operation Blue Tulsi: Start
Jan. 1, 2005 was the starting date. The local
agents got the signal and the operation started with
the ominous rape of a female doctor in Sui on 2
As expected the incident created headlines all
around and culprits not being found created a
widespread indignation. This was shortly followed by
the firing of hundreds of small rockets at gas
installation in Sui on 7 January 2005 which put a hole
in the supply of gas to the rest of the country for an
2005 was a busy year with terrorists claiming to
represent Pakistani Baloch citizens continuously
creating havoc in Balochistan and adjacent areas and
ended with the assassination attempts on Musharraf in
After President Gen. Pervez Musharraf escaped a
rocket attack on his life in December 2005 and the
Inspector General Frontier Corps survived an
assassination attempt, Navtej Sarna, the Indian
External Affairs Ministry spokesman said, “The
Government of India has been watching with concern the
spiraling violence in Balochistan and the heavy
military action, including the use of helicopter
gunships and jet fighters by the Government of
Pakistan to quell it … We hope the Government of
Pakistan will exercise restraint and take recourse to
peaceful discussions to address the grievances of the
people of Balochistan”.
The Indian Government had realized that the two
assassination attempts would surely result in backfire
on the Indian assets in Balochistan, which it needed
to safeguard for its final aim, especially Akbar Bugti.
Just as suspected, the Government of Pakistan
intensified its operation against the terrorist
militants claiming to represent Pakistani Baloch
In April 2006 the Government of Balochistan in
exile is set up with its offices in Jerusalem under
one Azaad Khan Baloch.
In a laughingly stupid mistake, Azaad Khan Baloch
who claims to represent Pakistani Balochis decided to
spell his name according to Hindi transliteration with
a double “a” in Az”aa”d, rather than a single “a” as
used in Pakistan, i.e. Azad.
What is more probable is that whoever this Azad [or
the Hindi Azaad] Khan Baloch is, he is definitely not
a Pakistani Baloch.
Meanwhile in Balochistan the government operation
against Akbar Bugti intensified. Bugti took shelter in
the rugged mountain range and coordinated the
activities of his militants from there. Ultimately the
military found him and during the process of capture
Akbar Bugti died because of cave-roof collapse on 26
This proved a minor setback in the overall plans.
However, beginning 2007 events in the country took a
completely different turn. Starting March 2007, every
incident occurring in the country was tied to the aim
of ousting Pervez Musharraf, including the much
profitable Lawyers’ Movement. Intelligence agencies
were having a field-day bringing in pile after pile of
reports proving the involvement of CIA, RAW, Mossad
and MI6 towards Musharraf’s ouster. True to some
extent but contrary to most analyses at the time, the
ouster of Pervez Musharraf was just one milestone
towards the main goal.
The efforts of the Pakistani counterespionage
effort went into controlling the situation to secure
Musharraf, while in the backdrop, silently the wheels
kept turning. While Punjab, Sind, Balochistan were
burning Swat was sitting quietly unnoticed and out of
radar. Within a period of a few months, the numbers of
‘Pakistani Taliban’ in Swat surged and just their
ammunition and their military hardware did. Some of
this hardware was more advanced to what the Pakistani
A portion of this military hardware ended up in the
ill-fated Lal Masjid. While intelligence and military
were busy keeping Musharraf’s seat safe in Pakistan, a
new political game started in the UAE.
Rehman Malik enthusiastically started pursuing the
goal of National Reconciliation Ordinance. He became
instrumental in the final deal between Benazir Bhutto,
US and Pervez Musharraf and NRO.
SMOOTH OPERATOR BEHIND THIS OPERATION WAS HUSAIN
HAQQANI WHO INCREASED HIS VALUE BY TRANSFORMING
HIMSELF INTO A CONDUIT BETWEEN MRS. BHUTTO AND THE
WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT. MR. HAQQANI CONVINCED HER OF
MAKING PRO-AMERICAN STATEMENTS IN PUBLIC IN ORDER TO
CONVINCE WASHINGTON THAT SHE MUST BE BROUGHT BACK TO
POWER IN ISLAMABAD].
Since Benazir Bhutto did not have much to lose
without NRO she was never very interested in this
controversial piece of legislation. That was the
reason two options were thrown at Musharraf, i.e.
either eliminate the two-term condition or introduce
NRO. Rehman Malik on the other hand, was vehemently
pursuing NRO, as of the three (Asif Ali Zardari,
Benazir Bhutto and Rehman Malik) the Government of
Pakistan only had clear evidence against Rehman Malik
and it was enough to put him in jail for life (i.e.
involvement in espionage and working with Mossad and
RAW). However, at that point no one knew the real
motivations of Rehman Malik other than that he was
working to get the path clear for Benazir’s return.
Amazingly, the FBI also was putting its weight behind
NRO rather than eliminate the two term condition. If
US really wanted to see Benazir Bhutto as Prime
Minister of Pakistan logic says Washington would have
lobbied for striking down that law that prevented
Bhutto from assuming office for a third term. It needs
to be noted here that Rehman Malik had also tried to
do a similar deal in 2005, which never materialized.
This time it did.
Near the end of 2007, the intelligence and the
military were convinced that a conspiracy had been
hatched in the country with the sole aim of removing
Musharraf from power.
The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto, simultaneous
riots throughout the country, terrorist activities
occurring in every province, all of this had
considerable similarities to the Bush
Administration-backed Color Revolutions. In order to
keep Musharraf in power the government kept giving
into one demand after the other. As a result Rehman
Malik becomes head of Interior Ministry, Yusuf Raza
Gilani becomes the Prime Minister of Pakistan and
sweeping changes are made in the security and
intelligence community. Still, the government saw the
war finally over when in one move Gilani puts ISI
under the Interior Minister on 27 July 2008. Until
that time ISI and the top brass had thought all Rehman
Malik wanted was to get rid of extremist elements from
ISI and Pakistan’s establishment.
It was the end of July 2008 when the alarm bells
started ringing again in the high echelons of power in
Pakistan. The intelligence machinery went into extra
high gear and after millions of dollars later it came
back with a name: Operation Blue Tulsi.
Operation Blue Tulsi: the
The establishment only now realized the full extent
of the operation which they had been witnessing since
the beginning of 2000. More worryingly, the current
operation had eerily similar modus operandi to the
1995-96 debacle – which hardened the resolve of the
nation to strengthen the security of its nuclear
assets – just that this time the plan to take them out
was vastly more sophisticated and bigger in size. In
matter of hours the priorities changed. Keeping Pervez
Musharraf in power suddenly paled in comparison to the
real threat. As the agencies reopened recent reports,
reading them in the light of the newest findings
helped in seeing all the pieces fall in place. It was
a disastrous lapse on behalf of the multibillion
dollar strong organizations. Overnight a report was
prepared and the summary was sent to President Pervez
Musharraf next morning.
In 1995-96, India came up with a plan to destroy
Pakistan’s nuclear facilities before Pakistan
developed a nuclear capability. The plan was prepared
by a RAW agent Alok Tiwari (who had recently been
compromised). At that time Mossad was already active
in Pakistan and once it heard about the project for
the elimination of Pakistan’s nuclear facilities it
jumped in by first tweaking the project and then using
its assets in Pakistan. Somewhere in early 1996 the
operation was given the go-ahead. At that point FIA
Director General Ghulam Asghar and his ADG Rehman
Malik in a deal with India and Israel were hunting
down Pakistan based Kashmiri and Arab militants. These
two men proved to be the front line in the operation
and when contacted by Indian agents fully agreed to
supply all the necessary information regarding Kahuta
and A. Q. Khan’s operations. Towards mid 1996
demonstrations and chaos erupted throughout the
country. The aim was to destabilize the country enough
that when the two men confirmed to their contacts
Pakistan did not have any nuclear capabilities India
would go-ahead with all out assault. General Jehangir
Karamat who was already wary of the two chaps and Asif
Ali Zardari’s complicity took immediate action and
Benazir Bhutto’s government was dissolved. The trio of
Asghar and Malik and Zardari had already come into
military’s radar the year before when they tried to
lure General Abdul Wahed Kakar.
Five years later, Alok Tiwari submited an updated
version of his older report. Israel was again
consulted and this time L. K. Advani vehemently
pursued it. Towards the end of 2000 a delegation of
top Mossad officials visited India and the combined
operation titled Operation Blue Tulsi was finalized
and put into operation which had only one aim:
Destroy Pakistan’s nuclear assets followed by its
Resurrect Baloch insurgency.
Pakistan was fine with it, as it had thirty years of
experience dealing with it, starting with the
Buy officials in military,
bureaucracy, politics and law. ISI was fine with this
too, as it had sixty years of experience in dealing
Plant agents in top positions
in Pakistani Taliban, FATA and NWFP. A shocker for
Taliban were assisted by ISI and the agency had no
contingency for enemy agents in top positions in this
group. The best option they came up with was to buy
back the agents with more money and as a result they
were deceived time and again. Top on the list,
Baitullah Mehsud. The twenty million dollars he got in
suitcases was one of the stupidest moves in the world
espionage history and ISI top brass to this day are
vengefully pursuing him.
Friendly political government.
Asif Zardari in place, Aslam Raisani in Balochistan
(though first choice Akbar Bugti unfortunately dead,
MQM’s omnipresence in Sindh, Fazlur Rehman and ANP in
Friendly judiciary. Iftikhar
Chaudhry, Munir A. Malik, Atizaz Ahsan
Friendly secretaries. ??
Friendly Civil Society. Ansar
Burney, Asma Jehangir
Friendly Generals. ??
Unrest in NWFP and immediate
threat of Taliban taking control of Islamabad. Back in
2002, the US had agreed with India that if ever
Pakistan appeared destabilized or falling into the
hands of extremists, it would help India in taking out
Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities. That moment is
embodied in the theme song that the Pakistani media is
unfortunately repeating, “Taliban are coming to
By August 2008 the operation was too deep rooted
and it was clear if attention was diverted towards
saving Musharraf there was more than a probability of
losing our nuclear edge through espionage. With
Musharraf gone, ISI estimated a window of opportunity
of 18 to 20 months before either Taliban or Asif
Zardari with his shenanigans destabilized Pakistan. In
the greater interest Musharraf decided to step down
Operation Blue Tulsi: In
Musharraf stepped down and Asif Ali Zardari took
over, but by then the order had been sent and the
agents in Swat Valley and FATA who had been preparing
for the day for the last eight years launched an all
out assault on the military with a single aim of
destabilizing Pakistan. In the eventful month of
December 2007 Baitullah Mehsud had already announced
officially the formation of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
Although right after the victory of PPP, Baitullah
Mehsud had negotiated peace with the government which
led to the great debacle of him receiving US$ 20
million. By August 2008 he was again involved with the
military in a full head-on battle. ISI and the
military by this time had realized the foremost
importance of ridding the Taliban off foreign agents
and assets by any means and costs.
At one end Pakistan military still is trying to
safeguard its own assets while tracing out and
eliminating foreign agents, while at the other end US
is trying its best to safeguard its prime asset of
Baitullah Meshud who had taken over after the death of
Abullah Mehsud. Until very recently, there had been
not a single drone attack on Baitullah Mehsud, while
ISI aligned Taliban had been bombed repeatedly, as a
result of which many have turned their backs against
Pakistan. Only in the recent months four drone attacks
on Baitullah Mehsud’s territory have been reported.
Operation Blue Tulsi and
Currently the entire country is gripped by the
ongoing operations of military against the Taliban.
The media which once championed itself as the
sympathizers of the Taliban and were chanting “Taliban
are coming to Islamabad” have suddenly changed their
tone, especially after being declared by the Taliban
as kafirs and thus “killable”.
The economy is in doldrums and corruption is
rampantly high but the top brass knows Pakistan is
first and for Pakistan nuclear assets come first.
Thus, until the country is cleansed of all the foreign
agents in FATA and Taliban, the military and
intelligence have only one goal, to stop Operation
Blue Tulsi at this stage, making sure it never goes
into Phase TWO – attacking and destroying Pakistan’s
Just like to clarify few
errors which are mentioned in the report below. First,
Baitullah Mehsud was not an agent but a brave Mujahid,
second, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan are not agents, but
enemy agents have infiltrated their ranks. Third, the
enemy is carrying out many covert operations in
Pakistan in order to destabilize it, Pakistan's enemy
controlled media outlets and puppet Pakistani
establishment are putting the blame of these covert
operations on Mujahideen, which usually result in the
martyring of innocent civilians in order to create a
friction between Pakistan and its guardians the