To give credence to its falsehood and make it’s cooked up stories look true, RAW organized a huge network of 750 fake local media outlets, 550 fake online websites including Times of Geneva, EP Today, 4NewsAgency, European Union Org for Pakistan Minorities, and several others in 2005. It operated under the banner of ‘Indian Chronicles’ headquartered in Delhi and run by Srivastava Group. It operated under the identity of a dead man Prof Sohn who died in 2005. These fake websites manufactured stories and fraudulent news, which were disseminated to other countries including the parliamentarians of the EU and the members of the UN.
India’s largest news agency Asian News International (ANI) played a key role in disseminating fake news and stories within India and to 116 countries. To influence Europe, a fake media outlet ‘EU Chronicles’ was established in Brussels with counterfeit journalists. It invited EU parliamentarians and other notables, took their interviews, made them write op-eds, and put words into their mouths. Their interviews and op-eds in a distorted form including fake ones were then published in fake websites and disseminated around the globe.
The Pak military stunned the world by defeating terrorism, which no other military including the US could do, and earned accolades.
India’s upgrade to 5th generation warfare
Ten defunct UN accredited NGOs were resurrected in Brussels and Geneva and were required to influence the EU and the UNHCR. They were provided a floor at the UN to lobby against Pakistan by fabricating incidents of human rights violations. They organized meetings, protests, and poster campaigns.
Visits of EU parliamentarians were arranged to IOK by RAW and Srivastava Group. RAW has spent over $ 100 million on this fake network whose sole objectives are to lend credibility to the bogus narratives of India, to discredit Pakistan, and to hide crimes of India against humanity. The purpose of this clandestine outfit was to poison the minds of the Indians against Pakistan, influence the minds of Europeans and the UN, sow hatred against Pakistan, garner support of the EU, and the UN, and to tarnish the image of Pakistan.
Furthermore, to depict India as a victim of terrorism, build a smokescreen in order to cover up massive human rights abuses and state terrorism of India in IOK and against Indian minorities. For this, the propaganda war was upgraded to the 5th generation war. This group played a big role in convincing the US administration, Congress and the US think tanks that the CPEC is a big threat to western interests.
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Expert at PsyOps
Net Result, it was a result of a 15-year massive disinformation campaign clothed in lies, deceit, fabrications, and rhetoric of Indian leaders, Indian media, and the Srivastava Group that the peace-loving Pakistan was wickedly transformed and presented to the world as a breeding ground of terrorism, a nursery of terrorism and the most dangerous country in the world, which is in collusion with terrorists and it abets terrorism in India, IOK and Afghanistan.
India’s PsyOps was so effective that the world accepted its narratives and closed its eyes to the blatant Indian human rights violations and brutalities against the Kashmiris and the Indian minorities and never censured it. No change occurred in their perceptions after the fascist BJP regime led by Narendra Modi took over power. The world bodies refused to listen to Pakistan’s pleadings that it had suffered and sacrificed the most in the US imposed war on terror, it was the only country, which had comprehensively defeated terrorism that no other county could do, and that it was the biggest victim of Indian sponsored terrorism.
Indian objectives behind these multi-dimensional aggressive acts is to frighten and overawe Pakistan and force it to forget Kashmir, disable the nuclear program, abandon the project of CPEC, accept Indian hegemony and become a client state of India.
Modi’s Jingoism and Fascism
Relations of the two archrivals hit rock bottom once the fascist and racist regime of Narendra Modi took over in June 2014. Since its takeover, Modi has been pursuing the RSS agenda of Hindutva and has left no breathing space for other religious minorities in India. The Indian military has not only been constantly bolstering its defense capabilities but has also kept the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary in J&K on the boil through low-intensity conflict (LIC).
All sorts of ground weapons have been employed to cause damage to both military posts as well as civilians living close to the LoC. This madness, which has caused civilian fatalities and injuries, is in complete violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement. Hybrid war and water terrorism were also stepped up. Series of false flag operations were enacted in Udhampur, Pathankot, and Uri.
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Another engineered attack in Pulwama on February 14, 2019, was made into an excuse to create war hysteria and to carry out an air intrusion across the LoC in Balakot on February 22, which proved abortive. Although Pakistan gave a befitting response on February 26-27, India in line with its chalked out plan abrogated the special status of disputed J&K on August 5, 2019, and converted it into two Indian Union Territories. These offensive prongs were further reinforced by threatening statements of launching surgical strikes on alleged militant camps in AJK and limited war in a specific area, and to break Pakistan into four parts.
In February 2019, the two nuclear powers had come very close to 4th round due to the extreme bellicosity of megalomaniac India. The reason behind India’s xenophobia and insanity is the full support of the US and Israel.
Objectives behind India’s Belligerence
Indian objectives behind these multi-dimensional aggressive acts is to frighten and overawe Pakistan and force it to forget Kashmir, disable the nuclear program, abandon the project of CPEC, accept Indian hegemony and become a client state of India. Its belligerent acts are also designed to distract the attention of the world comity from its massive human rights violations in IOK, where the 8 million Muslim Kashmiris are still under lockdown.
The other motive is to weaken and demoralize Pak security forces, and once they reach the exhaustion point, launch the Cold Start Doctrine in chosen areas at the conventional level under the nuclear overhang. It seems that its chief patron USA has assured India that Pakistan will not be allowed to use its nukes. FATF is another tool to keep Pakistan under the leash. India, Israel, and the US are strategic partners with common objectives of disabling Pakistan’s nuclear program and scuttling the CPEC.
India’s PsyOps was so effective that the world accepted its narratives and closed its eyes to the blatant Indian human rights violations and brutalities against the Kashmiris and the Indian minorities and never censured it.
Pakistan’s defensive stance
Fearing to be declared a terrorist state, successive regimes in Islamabad adopted a defensive, apologetic and reactive posture. The government didn’t come out of its defensive mode even after it was revealed by Indian officials that Mumbai attacks were an in-house affair. Chief Inspector Hemant Karkare who caught a Hindu terrorist group led by serving Lt Col Purohit revealed that all the acts of terror that had taken place in India from 2001 to 2008 for which Pakistan was blamed was in actuality executed by this group.
Karkare was killed on account of exposing the real culprits. A fake Hindu Saint Aseemanad reconfirmed it. Five books, four by Indian authors and one by a German gave out the whole details of the RAW engineered drama on 26/11. Pakistan still preferred to remain silent and didn’t pick up the courage to challenge the Indian fake narrative.
Pakistan took no advantage of the comprehensive details provided by Indian RAW agent Kulbushan Yadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, about RAW’s terrorist network in Baluchistan and Karachi; and TTP’s leader Ehsanullah Ehsan who had voluntarily surrendered in 2017, giving details of the terrorism of TTP backed by NDS and RAW. These two birds in hand were enough to nail down India.
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A military that defied all odds
The Pak military stunned the world by defeating terrorism, which no other military including the US could do, and earned accolades. It also fought the LIC along the LoC tenaciously but remained handicapped to fire artillery/mortar shells, indiscriminately like the Indians on account of Muslim inhabited villages across the LoC. The military faced the following handicaps:
- It fought the war on terror with one hand tied.
- Mala fide ‘Do More’ mantra was aimed at bleeding Pak security forces, but Pakistan obeyed the US dictates pliantly.
- Kashmir-focused Jihadi groups who formed the backbone of the Kashmiri freedom movement in IOK were banned and their funds are frozen to appease India.
- India was thus given a free hand to indulge in covert war without fear of retaliation.
- The policy of appeasement restrained Pakistan from constructing a counter-narrative to put the record straight that it is India and not Pakistan which indulges in terrorism.
- No narrative was built to counter the false narrative of the Indo-US-Afghan nexus, which heaped Pakistan with unsubstantiated accusations.
- A segment of Pak media was purchased by foreign powers and used as their mouthpiece to discredit premier institutions including the Army and ISI.
- Close Support Fund was reduced and then cut off.
- Brainwashed and misled elements in Pakistan towed foreign agenda to undermine huge sacrifices of security forces by holding them responsible for terrorism.
- PPP and PML-N regimes were seen as security risks due to their secret hobnobbing with archenemy India.
- Due to defensive foreign and diplomatic policy, Pak military couldn’t exploit host of internal vulnerabilities of India.
- Pakistan treated the US, NATO, India, and Afghanistan as coalition partners but in reality, they treated Pakistan as a target and played a double game.
- So-called friends aided the terrorist groups, which the Pak security forces were asked to fight.
- The military was restrained from destroying the attacking drones that were used extensively during Obama’s regime.
- The military had to dislocate the Memo scandal of Oct 2011 framed by Hussain Haqqani at the behest of Zardari to undermine the Army.
- The ISI has been disallowed to use its long arm to counter India’s terrorism.
Fearing to be declared a terrorist state, successive regimes in Islamabad adopted a defensive, apologetic and reactive posture.
The dossier that left everyone speechless
Pakistan was censured and punished for uncommitted sins. After suffering for 18 years and losing 83000 lives and a financial loss of $ 126 billion, for the first time, the civil and military leadership exposed the misdoings of RAW against Pakistan and provided irrefutable evidence to prove its involvement in state terrorism. Dr. Moeed Yousaf, the adviser to the PM Imran Khan in his interview with Indian anchor Karan Thapar bluntly brought out that India has deployed proxy terrorist outfits to destabilize Pakistan and to disrupt CPEC.
In a joint press conference by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, it was disclosed that India is organizing, directing and supporting terror outfits across Pakistan and has been using its embassies and consulates in neighboring countries. India doled out Rs 22 billion to the anti-Pakistan proxies active in FATA, KP, Swat, Baluchistan, and Karachi, the bulk of which (Rs 18.57 billion) was spent in Baluchistan.
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It was mentioned that the Indian govt has allocated $ 500 million (Rs 80 billion) to the special cell in New Delhi established under the direct supervision of Modi to disrupt CPEC. The details of 700 strong militia with $ 60 million funds at its disposal to undertake terrorism in Baluchistan and funding to MQM leader Altaf Husain were also given.
The dossier gives details of the RAW sponsored major terror attacks in Pakistan. Indian Embassy in Kabul and four Indian Consulates in Afghanistan are coordinating all the terror activities. Pakistan ambassador to the UN Akram Munir called on the UN Secretary-General, and handed him the over 100 pages dossier containing concrete evidence of India’s deep-rooted involvement in terrorism in Pakistan and told him to prevail upon India to desist from such activities. Copies of the same were also given to the UNSC members, EU, and the OIC.
Relations of the two archrivals hit rock bottom once the fascist and racist regime of Narendra Modi took over in June 2014. Since its takeover, Modi has been pursuing the RSS agenda of Hindutva and has left no breathing space for other religious minorities in India.
The international ‘community’ remains silent yet again
The world has blindly believed the fake narrative of India, which is devoid of evidence. Not a single allegation could be substantiated with concrete proof, and whatever proofs provided were fictitious since the accusations were based on a concocted story. Neither any safe haven nor a training camp or a proxy in Pakistan could be pinpointed by India or the USA. All the Jihadi groups in Pakistan including Jamaatud Dawa have been banned and the leaders convicted and jailed.
The dossier prepared by Pakistan contains hard evidence that is indisputable and India has not been able to challenge it. It contains the details of training camps, brainwashing cells, how funds and weapons were transferred and money laundered, instructors, handlers, photos, audio clips of taped conversations between RAW officials and their assets, confessions of arrested terrorists, debriefings of suspects, and intercepts.
The Discovery of India’s huge fake media network by an NGO namely Disinformation Lab at Brussels has nailed India. The EU Disinformation Lab discovered part of the Srivastava network last year. It has now unearthed the whole network. Let us see the response of the world power centers how they will react to the startling revelation of RAW sponsored Srivastava Group and its misdoings. It is to be seen how the UN and P-5 members would respond after studying the dossier furnished by Pakistan, which leaves no doubt about India’s massive involvement in terrorism in Pakistan and its linkages with ISIS.
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Logically the world should have been outraged over these despicable exposures and India ostracized and put under sanctions and RAW blacklisted after declaring it a rogue outfit. So far the world powers and the UN are quiet and have refrained from expressing their concerns.
Imagine the scale of uproar had so much of proofs of terrorism and disinformation come to surface against Pakistan! The only reason behind the brazen silence of world powers could be their complicity with India, which is a rogue power, a compulsive liar, a bully, and a terrorist state. Interests of the US and the western nations are aligned with India. So nothing much is expected and India’s version would be accepted that it has nothing to do with Srivastava Group.
Asif Haroon Raja is a retired Brig Gen, war veteran, defence & security analyst, international columnist, author of five books, Chairman Thinkers Forum Pakistan, Director Measac Research Centre, Member CWC PESS and Veterans think tank. email@example.com. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.