Last week, an armed group assaulted an Indian Air base, located at Pathankot near the northern state of Punjab. India was deeply choked by the fact that Islamic militants have the capabilities to target a supposed highly secured base. This event gets back on tracks the Indian fear that jihadists could infiltrated their Armed Forces.
The militants who launch this attack are believed to be part of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, a jihadist group based in Pakistan. There is also suspicion the insurgents might have accomplices inside the base in order to facilitate their offensive.
Last Sunday, it was the turn of the Indian Consulat in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan to be attack by the Taliban, who, it is not a secret, are highly connected with the ISI, the Pakistani secret service.These events occur few days after Mr Narendra Modi, Indian PM, paid a visit to Mr Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president. During this visit, Mr Modi agreed to deliver weapons to Afghanistan, in particular three attack helicopters. Every time India and Afghanistan are getting closer, Pakistan uses insurgent groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed or Lashkar-e-Taiba in an attempt to reverse the process.
It is not a surprise if, while coming back from Afghanistan, Indian PM Narendra Modi paid an unexpected visit to Nawaz Sharif, his Pakistani homologue in a way to reassure Pakistan, worry about the link between India and Afghanistan.