India is keeping Pakistan on edge after Pulwama. Interestingly, Pakistan is the one coming out with what India is up to rather than the Indian government. The silence on India’s part seems methodical rather than mere oversight.
First, in Balakot operations, it was Pakistan who told the world that India reached as deep as its restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Balakot and now, again, it is Pakistan Navy which is claiming that it stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters. Just like in the case of Balakot, India has not bothered to release any statement but when it would the world is surely going to be all ears.
All we got today morning was the warning by the Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba who clearly said that there are reports of terrorists being trained to carry out operations through the sea.
Speaking at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue in New Delhi, Lanba said the Pulwama attack was the handiwork of terrorists who were ‘aided by a State’ and that India has reports of terrorists being trained to carry out operations in various modus operandi, including through the medium of the sea.
Pakistan Navy says that the Indian submarine was not targeted keeping in view Pakistan’s policy of peace, while India is perhaps sending a message that target us and you too are within our reach. The nuclear blackmail has failed against India now and having been antagonized by terrorism India is unlikely to remain silent.
So is India preparing for an operation at the waters now? We may not know. But Pakistan is not a victim, not when it a free reign to the so-called ‘non-state’ actors who are destabilizing the region with their Ghazwa-e-Hind ideology.
Update: Indian Navy has refuted the claims by Pakistan’s Navy. Here is what the Indian Navy said:
“As was stated during the Joint Press Conference on 28 Feb 19, the Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect National Maritime Interests.
Over the past several days, we have witnessed Pakistan indulging in false propaganda and spread of misinformation. The Indian Navy does not take cognizance of such propaganda. Our deployments remain undeterred.”