It is no secret that certain powerful forces in politics and media within India have been targeting Arnab Goswami and Republic TV Network for the last several months.
But GoaChronicle has learned from its international intelligence sources that it is not only enemies in India but enemies in Pakistan that noted Indian journalist Arnab Goswami needs to be alert on.
Two days ago, sources of GoaChronicle.com, working in an international intelligence arm that focuses on South Asia terrorism and counter-terrorism informed that a number: 0092306####310 has been in touch with key people in India and their focus discussion has been to work on plans to restrain Arnab Goswami and Republic TV Network.
The source also mentioned that this person could be in touch with someone in Mumbai police or in touch with someone influential in the media fraternity but could not affirmatively confirm who is the person receiving the calls from Pakistan.
GoaChronicle further decided to investigate the Pakistani number: 0092306####310.
The number belongs to an officer of the Special Services Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army. The name by which the officer of SSG goes by is – Ishaq.
The SSG is an elite Commando unit of the Pakistan Army. It is also known at the Maroon Berets. The officers in SSG are directly recruited by Pakistan’s ISI.
SSG’s core focus areas of operations are foreign internal defense, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism action, direct action, and unconventional warfare. But it also operates in the dark arts of espionage – information operations and psychological operations.
In fact, is if you go back into history into SSG operations against India, in January 2013, India accused Pakistan that Army Special Service Group led an attack across the Line of Control (LoC) in which Indian soldiers were killed and beheaded.
If SSG is in touch with someone in the Mumbai police or media, then it is a matter of grave national security. It is an issue that goes beyond just targetting Arnab Goswami and Republic TV, it is about threatening the sovereignty of the nation.