Lashkar-e-Taiba UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • Ahead of the 15th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Israel on Tuesday listed Pakistan-based militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba as a terror outfit

  • An official announcement from Tel Aviv said the move is in sync with Israel’s attempts to support a global war on terror. 


  • Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) literally Army of the Good, translated as Army of the Righteous, or Army of the Pure .

  • LeT is a Pakistan-based militant Islamist Salafi jihadist organisation

  • LeT is one of Pakistan's "most powerful jihadi groups", it is most infamous outside Pakistan.

  • LeT is primary stated objective is to merge the whole of Kashmir with Pakistan.

  • LeT was founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Zafar Iqbal

  • LeT runs a large network of training camps and madrasas throughout Pakistan.

  • LeT is also known to have operational links with other terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

  • LeT has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in India and Pakistan, including the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and the 2016 Pathankot attack. 

  • The group is also suspected of involvement in the 2019 Pulwama attack.

  • LeT is a highly dangerous terrorist organization that poses a significant threat to regional and global security. 

  • The group is well-funded, well-armed, and well-trained

  • It is also highly motivated and committed to carrying out terrorist attacks.



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