Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has made a rather bizarre allegation against India. He told the media on Sunday that India is planning to attack his country between April 16 and 20.
Mr Qureshi claimed that he was making the allegation with full responsibility, as his country had credible intelligence inputs, suggesting India’s plans for another aggression.
Why would India, in the middle of the general elections, engage in military hostility with Pakistan?
India has immediately rejected the allegation.
“India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the foreign minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response.
Kumar also said, “This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India.”
Is Pakistan planning for another terrorist attack on Indian soil to change the course of Indian general elections? Here is why this line of thinking looks plausible.
After the February 14th attack on CRPF Jawans convoy in Pulwama, Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, was heard hailing the suicide bomber for killing 40 CRPF soldiers.
More importantly, Masood Azhar was heard saying that the attack would destroy Narendra Modi politically for failing to stop the terror attack. (Listen to the audio @ India Today – Masood Azhar’s anti-Modi audio tape | Facebook)
But soon Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes on Jaish terror camps in Balakot, inside Pakistan, on February 26, and Prime Ministr Narendra Modi’s popularity rapidly shot up.
Now, is Pakistan planning to give another shot with another terrorist attack right in the middle of the elections stop Narendra Modi from returning to power?