Pakistan thwarted an attack by India on Feb 27: report


–Report states that India may plan a terrorist attack inside Pakistan

India had planned to carry out a missile attack on Pakistan on February 27, which was thwarted after Pakistan received intelligence reports pertaining to the plan, Prime Minister Imran Khan reportedly said in a briefing to a select group of TV anchors on Monday.

According to a report published by a local media outlet, India wanted to target Pakistan and were informed that Pakistan would also respond befittingly in case of any such attack. India was planning on targeting eight locations in Pakistan with its missiles and in response, Pakistan had also aimed eight to nine targets if India proceeded with its hawkish move. Reportedly, Karachi and Bahawalpur were specific targets of India.

Pakistan thwarted the attack by sharing the details of the plan with friendly countries, urging them to control New Delhi as Islamabad wants peace. Those countries also shared with Pakistan their intelligence reports pertaining to the planned attack. India had planned to carry out an attack on Pakistan via Rajasthan and it had also decided to use missiles. To counter the enemy’s move, Pakistan had closed its airspace after receiving confirmed reports about India’s nefarious design.

Although India cannot enter the sovereign territory of Pakistan, there are reports that it may plan a terrorist attack inside Pakistan. The report also stated that currently there is a total lack of contact between the governments of the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

Pakistan’s decision to release Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was widely appreciated at the international level. “The dossiers provided by India over Pulwama attack contain no evidence”, the report quoted sources as saying.