Masood Azhar: News

21 Oct 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: JeM chief's close aide reportedly killed in North Waziristan

The founder of the Lashkar-e-Jabbar terrorist group, Malik Dawood Khan, has reportedly been killed by unidentified gunmen in the North Waziristan district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

IC-814 hijacker Zahoor Ibrahim shot dead in Pakistan's Karachi: Report

Zahoor Ibrahim, one of the terrorists who hijacked the Indian Airlines plane IC-814 in 1999, was reportedly killed in Pakistan on March 1.

03 Sep 2020


UNSC members block Pakistan's plan to list Indians as terrorists

Five members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blocked a move by Pakistan to list two Indians as UN-designated terrorists, reports said on Thursday.

26 Aug 2020


How was the Pulwama attack planned: Exhaustive details here

The idea of the Pulwama attack of February 2019 was seeded in April 2018, when Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives crossed over the border from Pakistan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in its 13,500-page charge-sheet filed on Tuesday.

25 Aug 2020


Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

More than a year after India was shaken by a terror attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency will file a charge-sheet at a special NIA court in Jammu today, naming Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the masterminds.

13 Aug 2020


Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

The Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, wasn't merely the brainchild of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed but the country's spy agency ISI was also involved in it, the charge-sheet of National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims, as per a report in HT.

25 Jun 2020

US State Department

US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"

Pakistan hasn't expressed the will to act against terrorists functioning from its soil and has continued to provide a safe haven to regionally focused terrorist groups, the US State Department said in a report released on Wednesday.

18 Feb 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan poised to remain on terror watchdog FATF's 'gray list'

The global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its 'gray list', informed sources told the news agency ANI.

18 Feb 2020


Masood Azhar not missing, holed up near Bahawalpur headquarters: Reports

Before the terror-watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could take a decision on blacklisting Pakistan, Islamabad informed that wanted terrorist Masood Azhar, who is the head of the proscribed organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, has gone missing.

17 Jan 2020

Republic Day

J&K: Terror attack averted before R-Day, 5 Jaish operatives arrested

Police in Jammu and Kashmir busted a terror module by arresting five alleged terrorists affiliated to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

10 Sep 2019

Indian Air Force

Masood Azhar is unwell, his brother is running Jaish-e-Mohammed: Report

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is unwell and in his absence, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar is running the show, reports TOI.

09 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan secretly releases Masood Azhar; deploys troops along Indo-Pak border

Despite being isolated on the global stage and failing to get support in its rant against India after New Delhi rescinded Article 370, Pakistan is continuing with its notorious actions.

04 Sep 2019


Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

On Wednesday, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were declared individual terrorists by the Centre under the new anti-terror law.

27 Jul 2019


Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to get terrorist tag under UAPA

Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, who have been waging war against India through their outfits, will get the "terrorist" tag once the new amendments of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) come into force, said reports.

03 May 2019


After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

After Masood Azhar's listing as UN-designated terrorist, Pakistan has sought more time from Paris-based terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act on terrorism.

02 May 2019


Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

The Opposition is not celebrating Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist as they may have to pay a political price, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.

01 May 2019


Big win for India: Masood Azhar is UN-designated terrorist

In a major diplomatic win for India, Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar was designated as global terrorist by UN Security Council on Wednesday.

29 Apr 2019


Pakistan open to Azhar's listing as terrorist, but conditions apply

On Sunday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said his country is fine with Masood Azhar's listing in UN as a terrorist, as long as the development is not related to Pulwama attack.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

28 Mar 2019

Mike Pompeo

Protect Islamist groups, detain Uighur Muslims: US slams China's "hypocrisy"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asked China to end the practice of detaining Uighur Muslims in camps and said the world can't handle its hypocrisy.

17 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Pawan Khera likens Modi to Masood Azhar, Osama; sparks row

A massive row erupted after Congress' spokesperson Pawan Khera equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi to terrorists during a program on a news channel on Saturday.

15 Mar 2019


#ShuruHoteHiKhatam: Congress has lost the social media plot

2019 Lok Sabha elections are special in more ways than one.

14 Mar 2019


Why does China keep protecting Masood Azhar?

India has been fuming after China chose to side with Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar at United Nations Security Council.

14 Mar 2019


India "disappointed" as China blocks move on Masood Azhar again

China blocked UN Security Council from designating Jaish-e-Mohammed founder, Masood Azhar, a global terrorist for the fourth time on Thursday.

13 Mar 2019


China hints at blocking Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist

Just hours before the United Nations Security Council is scheduled to take up a resolution to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China hinted at blocking the move once again.

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi addresses Masood Azhar using "Ji", gets slammed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed himself in a totally unavoidable political row on Monday when he used the suffix "ji" for Masood Azhar, prompting senior BJP leaders to take potshots at him.

05 Mar 2019


JeM chief Masood Azhar's brother among 44 arrested in Pakistan

The Pakistani Government today claimed that it has arrested as many as 44 members belonging to banned outfits, including Mufti Abdul Rauf, the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

04 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Bombs penetrated buildings, exploded inside: Here's what happened at Balakot

The unprecedented Balakot strikes in Pakistan drew a deep red line for India. With its seamless operation, IAF scripted history.

04 Mar 2019


Masood Azhar is alive: Pakistani media rejects death rumors

Rejecting widespread rumors about his death, a Pakistani news portal confirmed on Sunday that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is alive.

03 Mar 2019


JeM carried out terror-strikes under its 'holy war against India'

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed's audacious terrorist strikes, part of its 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' (Holy War Against India), have turned it into one of the most deadly terror groups and brought India and Pakistan on the brink of war twice in two decades, officials said.

03 Mar 2019


Masood Azhar's brother confirms Indian jets struck JeM's camp

Contradicting Islamabad's version that Indian Air Force jets destroyed just a few trees and not any camp in Balakot, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's younger brother has confirmed the outfit's "learning institute" was attacked.

02 Mar 2019

Pakistan Army

Masood Azhar, afflicted with renal failure, being treated in Army-hospital?

Masood Azhar, the founder of the dreaded terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), is suspected to be afflicted with renal failure and is under regular dialysis at an army hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan, officials in New Delhi said today.

01 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, but "very unwell": Pakistan Minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while speaking to CNN, confirmed Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar was in his country but stressed he was "very unwell".

28 Feb 2019


US, UK, France move UN Security Council to blacklist Masood

The United States, United Kingdom, and France moved a fresh plea in United Nations Security Council on Wednesday demanding the blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar, amid rising tension between India and Pakistan.

27 Feb 2019


India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot

Minutes after Pakistan claimed it had shot down two IAF jets and imprisoned a pilot, India rejected the theory, and said "all our pilots are accounted for".

26 Feb 2019


#IndiaStrikesBack: IAF airstrikes' target involved in 1999 IC-814 Kandahar Hijack

India on Tuesday carried out air strikes to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror modules in Pakistan's Balakot along the Line of Control (LoC) avenging the deadly Pulwama terror attack.

26 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan will respond: Imran Khan speaks on India's airstrikes

Hours after Indian Air Force conducted a successful operation across the border, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday "condemned" it and said his country will retaliate "at time and place of choosing".

26 Feb 2019


JeM's biggest camp in Pakistan destroyed, confirms foreign secretary

Confirming the airstrikes conducted by IAF, Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Gokhale on Tuesday said Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp was destroyed in Balakot in Pakistan.

24 Feb 2019


Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday spoke on the Pulwama attack of February 14, calling it a failure of the Narendra Modi government.

24 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Pakistan takes U-turn, says Bahawalpur seminary not linked to JeM

Taking a complete U-turn, the Pakistan government yesterday dismissed its own claim of taking over the control of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) headquarters in Bahawalpur and said the complex has no link with the terror outfit, which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

23 Feb 2019


Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

21 Feb 2019


After Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed planning a bigger attack, claims report

Masood Azhar led Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was responsible for the despicable attack on CRPF convoy on February 14 in J&K's Pulwama, is planning a bigger attack, a report in TOI claims.

20 Feb 2019


France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack, France, in a major move, has decided to move the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

19 Feb 2019


#Pulwama: Stop blaming Pakistan and China, Chinese media tells India

An opinion piece in Global Times, a tabloid affiliated to Communist Party of China's (CPC) mouthpiece, People's Daily, asked India to not "blame" Pakistan or China for Pulwama terror attack, and instead take steps to counter terrorism.

19 Feb 2019


A slap from an army officer shook Masood Azhar: Interrogator

The deadly attack on CRPF convoy last week has brought Masood Azhar back in the spotlight.

18 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack mastermind Abdul Rasheed Ghazi gunned down

Four days after 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred in the barbaric Pulwama terror attack, the alleged mastermind was killed in an encounter in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, claimed reports.

18 Feb 2019


Slammed for comments on Pulwama, Sidhu reminds BJP of Kandahar

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose remarks on Pulwama attack, stoked a controversy upped his ante against BJP on Sunday by reminding the party of the Kandahar episode.

16 Feb 2019

White House

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

John Bolton, the National Security Adviser of US, called his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to inform his country supports India's right to defend itself, in wake of Pulwama terror attack.

16 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Masood Azhar's nephew could have planned Pulwama terror attack

The Pulwama attack on Thursday due to which India lost 40 CRPF personnel is believed to have been the brainchild of Mohammed Umair, nephew of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.

15 Feb 2019


China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

On Friday, China refused to back India's bid in the United Nations to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, despite the organization taking responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack.

15 Feb 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Immediately end 'support' to all terrorist groups, US tells Pakistan

The White House asked Pakistan to immediately end "support" and "safe haven" to all terror groups as it strongly condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack.

09 Oct 2018


Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months

It seems like Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is all set for a change of leadership.

29 Sep 2018

United Nations (UN)

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of Sino-Indian ties

The summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan from April 27-28 will mostly be one-on-one where they will devote most of the time to discuss big picture of Sino-Indian relations rather than specific issues, an official said.

08 Mar 2018


Indian elephant, Chinese dragon must dance together: Chinese Foreign Minister

Speaking for the first time on bilateral ties this year, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight but dance with each other.

12 Dec 2017


Masood Azhar vows to increase terror activities against India, US

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) organized a 'Shohada-e-Kashmir' conference at Rawalakot to commemorate terrorists killed in an encounter in J&K's Pulwama district.

07 Nov 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew killed in encounter, soldier martyred

JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew Talha Rasheed, an A++ category terrorist, was neutralized in an encounter in J&K's Pulwama yesterday.

03 Nov 2017


China again blocks UN proposal to sanction JeM chief Azhar

China has once again vetoed a US-backed resolution at the UN Security Council (UNSC) to sanction Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.

30 Oct 2017

Hizbul Mujahideen

China to shield JeM-chief Masood Azhar at UN again?

China often stands up for its all-weather friend, Pakistan at the UN and other multilateral forums.

17 Sep 2017


India won't stop till Masood Azhar is brought to justice

A top Indian diplomat has said that India will not stop till Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar is brought to justice.

06 Sep 2017


BRICS declaration: Has China shifted its stance on Masood Azhar?

China endorsed a declaration which named Jaish-e-Mohammad along with other Pakistan-based terror groups at the recently concluded BRICS Summit.

05 Sep 2017


China dodges question on JeM chief Azhar despite BRICS declaration

On Monday, a BRICS joint declaration condemned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other Pakistan-based terrorist groups.