Today, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged that administration of Jammu and Kashmir had intelligence inputs of an impending IED (Improvised Explosives Device) attack six days before the deadly terror attack in Pulwama. However, the centre-led NDA government did not take any action to prevent the attack. Mr. Singh tweeted with a letter, which reads that an official warning of a terror attack was issued and further accused, “but the BJP government kept sleeping.”
He tweeted: “Modi Ji, Rajnath Ji, I am sharing a copy of a signal sent by IGP Kashmir Zone on 8/2/2019 to all concerned police and Army officers on social media. Was it not necessary to sensitize the route from which the convoy of 2500 CRPF soldiers had to pass, even after receiving the signal?”
Over 40 CRPF jawans were killed in Pulwama terror attack on February 14 by JeM terrorist outfit.
“This signal was sent on 8/2/2019 and the attack took place on 14/2/2019, which is 6 days prior to the attack. LeT (Lashkar e Taiba) had also released a video, but our government kept sleeping. Isn’t it a gross intelligence failure? Modi Ji, the families of the martyrs want to know. When will you answer?” added Mr. Singh.
He further asked, “ Is this right that CRPF jawan’s request that they are airlifted was denied by the BJP government. If we had airlifted them, our 44 soldiers would not have died. Modi Ji, have some shame. At least ask for an explanation from the NSA. Take some action against the officers.”
After the deadly terror attack in Pulwama, Indian Air Forces fighter jets has launched air strikes across the LoC and destroyed JeM’s biggest training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot. This led to increasing tensions between Indian and Pakistani fighter jets the next day, an IAF Pilot has shot down a Pak fighter F-16 jet, but his jet MiG-21 also took a hit. IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was arrested and remained in Pakistani captivity for around 58-hours.
The deadly terror attack and air strikes also resulted in a political war in both nations. While opposition dared the ruling government of offering specific details of the pre-dawn air strikes, PM Modi alleged them of speaking in “Pakistan’s language”.