As India-China border standoff takes media limelight, what is being ignored is the growing tensions between Pakistan and India and Islamabad’s continuous warning over limited war or false flag operations.
The DG of Pakistans Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has reiterated the comments of Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Foreign Minister – Shah Mehmood Qureshi that India is planning a false flag operation against Pakistan.
In an interview with Geo News, Maj-Gen Iftikhar described the reason for the Indian operation, claiming that lately, the Modi government has faced great embarrassments on several fronts. Iftikhar said that India has border disputes with many of its neighbours including China, Bhutan and Nepal.
Iftikhar claimed that India faced great disgrace in the recent border standoff with China and even with Nepal, “India is meddling in issues where it doesn’t even have a border.”
Besides border disputes, India is also facing many internal including coronavirus which has dented its economy. “The deadly virus is taking its toll on the Indian economy.”
He said that many issues have arisen in India after the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir “There is an emergence of Islamophobia in India. Even many nations including the US has opposed to this issue. Now they [India] think the best way out of this crisis is to divert the attention towards Pakistan.”
The DG-ISPR acknowledged that the situation along Line of Control (LoC) is very concerning and India has dishonoured the ceasefire accord many times during recent times. “This year 1,229 ceasefire violations took place and seven civilians were martyred.”
The Pakistan Army shot down many Indian quadcopters, he said, adding that any Indian aggression will be countered in an appropriate manner. He went to warn that there will be severe consequences of any military adventurism against Pakistan and cautioned India: “Let’s not play with fire.”
As EurAsian Times reported earlier, the three militants neutralized in Pulwama yesterday which added to the 13 terrorists that Indian security forces claimed to have eliminated recently.
As earlier reported by EurAsian Times, Indian armed forces eliminated three terrorists in the Naushera Sector and an additional 10 heavily-armed terrorists in Mendhar along the Line of Control (LoC).
The armed forces also recovered arms and ammunition including 2 AK assault rifles, a US-made M-16A2 rifle, a 9MM Chinese pistol, a UBGL with 6 grenades, 5 hand grenades and knives. Medicines, Indian currency amounting Rupees 17,000 and food packets were also recovered from encounter sites.
Ever since the dastardly attack in Pulwama in 2019 in which more than 40 CRPF soldiers were killed, the Indian armed forces maintain extra vigilance in Kashmir. Near the end of May, Indian security forces foiled Pulwama 2.0, a plot to recreate the fatal attack of 2019.