Indian propaganda


The Indian establishment articulately constructs and cultivates anti-Pakistan narratives to distract the attention of international and local media from serious domestic challenges also including widespread demonstrations and tensions between ethnic groups. From the disintegration of Pakistan to its enlisting on FATF grey list, the Indian political and intelligence leadership always claimed to have played their role which was obviously based on falsified propaganda and disinformation campaigns. Be it is an incident of plane hijacking, attacks of Indian parliament, Mumbai or Pulwama or Uri, India always used falsehood as statecraft to malign Pakistan, make political gains and above all divert focus from economic meltdown, insurgencies, and religious bigotry.
The drama of the Indian Parliament attack in 2001 was not the first time that the Indians had used a false flag operation to execute its hidden agenda against Pakistan. The Indian blatant propaganda was badly exposed when The Wire news agency disclosed WhatsApp chats between Indian anchorperson Arnab Goswami, and the former CEO of the rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta. The chats exposed the sinister designs hatched by Modi’s government to blame Pakistan for the false Pulwama attack, followed by a botched air strike on Balakot in February 2019. India had always tried to bluff the international stakeholders and community to project Pakistan as a state sponsoring terrorism.
Exposing the nexus between the extremist outfits BJP and RSS, the ex-Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde revealed in 2013 that they were behind the Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Malegaon blasts. The boat drama orchestrated by the Indian intelligence agencies prior to the US President Barack Obama’s second visit to India, was also falsified when their own top officials admitted that there was no such boat which came from Pakistan. India uses false flag operations to generate a negative perception to initiate international actions against Pakistan as well as a tool of coercion which is often utilized to provoke or justify a war against adversaries.
The RAW plotted a false flag operation on 30th January 1971, when an Indian airplane was hijacked and flown to Lahore airport, and Pakistan was immediately blamed and was prohibited to use Indian airspace to the then East Pakistan. Later, it was revealed that the plane was already out of service but was made operational only one day before the incident of hijacking was staged. In 1999, an Indian Airlines Airbus flying from Kathmandu to New Delhi was hijacked just before the planned visit of the US President Bill Clinton to Pakistan and India.
After refusal to land in Dubai, Amritsar, and Lahore, the plane landed at Kandahar Airport which was under the command of the Taliban. The hijackers had demanded to release captive militants which were Pakistani nationals but later Indian government had failed to furnish any evidence of Pakistan’s involvement. The Indian propaganda of blaming Pakistan after the mass killing of 35 Sikhs in Chittisinghpura Massacre in 2000, the Indian Parliament Attack in 2001, car bombing at IIOJK Legislative Assembly in 2001 and Malegaon Mosque Blast in 2006 was falsified by India’s own officials.
Similarly, an RSS militant Kamal Chauhan was arrested for carrying out Samjhauta Express attack in 2007 who had instead blamed the Muslim groups. Chauhan and other activists were also fund to be involved in Ajmer Dargah blast, Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid, and Malegaon. Several political commentators had also called it Hindutva Terror or the Saffron Terror.