The Pathankot Air Base attack in Indian Punjab on 2nd January 2016 prompted immediate blame of Pakistan and Jaish-e-Muhammad by the Indian government. The Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) later reported, however, that no direct involvement of Pakistani agencies was found. It is important to note the timing of the attack, which took place just a few days after Prime Minister Modi had visited former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his home and promised a better relationship between India and Pakistan. This is not the first time that India has resorted to false flag operations to achieve its hidden agenda or nefarious designs against Pakistan. India has a long history of utilizing deceit, fraud, propaganda, and state-sponsored terrorism to advance its own national interests at the cost of innocent lives.
Indian political and military leadership along with media set the field for false flag operations threats, normally prior to bilateral/ regional talks/events or important dignitary visits scheduled to be held in India. The government of India planted a set of anti-Pak narratives using its state-controlled media to seek international attention and establish grounds for blaming Pakistan. There is no doubt that it was pre-planned by the Indians, therefore, the government of Pakistan demanded an international investigation.
Pakistan took a stance that the attack was an attempt to divert the attention of the international community from the violations committed by Indians in IIOJK. Whereas, India has got a state-of-the-art weapon. They are using satellites, drones, and anti-drone technologies. They have multi-layer defenses. In the presence of all this, if they are not being able to stop this infiltration, then there is a serious question mark on Indian professionalism.
German Investigative Journalist Elias Davidson in his book, “The Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence” highlighted that India has a history of false flag operations from 1971 to till today. When India feels, it is not able to cope with the internal rift, Indians launch a false flag operation for political gains. From the unrest in New Delhi to the chaos in Karnataka, Pakistan has been held responsible for every incident of restlessness in India, irrespective of their complex and prolonged internal factors, but the Indian government failed to provide any evidence of Pakistan’s involvement in these terror attacks.
India is still trying to construct a narrative to declare Pakistan as a troublemaker in the region; however, by doing so the Indian government is itself jeopardizing the stability of the South Asian region to serve this purpose. It is high time the Indian false flag operation must be exposed and ended downright. Or else the dangers of such false flag operations in this highly nuclearized zone could develop into something beyond the imagination.