Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp chats reveal Pulwama incident was a false flag operation

Arnab Goswami’s recently leaked WhatsApp chats reveal that ‘Pulwama incident’ was India’s false flag operation carried out to increase anti-Pakistan rhetoric in India for domestic political gains.

In an eye-opening revelation, recently leaked WhatsApp chat of Arnab Goswami – Narendra Modi’s ‘go-to’ propagandist and far-right television host, have strengthened the narrative that Pulwama incident was in fact a false flag operation conducted by Indian government against its own soldiers in an apparent bid to incite anti-Pakistan sentiments in India for political reasons, agenda.

The messages also suggest that Goswami knew about key decisions that the Central government took, even those that were closely guarded. He seems to be aware of the Balakot airstrike and the revocation of Article 370 in advance, highlighting his close connections with the upper echelons of government.

Firstly, the leaked WhatsApp chats show Arnab Goswami to be extremely ‘elated’ on the Pulwama incident.

“This attack we have won like crazy”, Arnab Goswami is quoted saying in a chat dated for February 14th 2019 – the very day Pulwama incident happened.

Furthermore, the WhatsApp chats reveal that Arnab Goswami had prior information regarding the so-called ‘Balakot Airstrikes’ in February 2019.

Arnab Goswami, in his conversation with Partho Dasgupta – former CEO Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), is seen indicating that he had prior information about Indian Air Force’s incursion into Pakistani airspace on February 26th 2019.

‘On another note something big will happen’, says Arnab Goswami. The chat is dated February 23rd 2019 at 10:31 pm – that’s three days before Indian Air Force unilaterally violated Pakistan’s airspace.

‘It’s good for big man in this season. He will sweep polls then’, replied Partho Dasgupta.

To this Goswami replied with, “Bigger than a normal strike. And also on the same time, something major on Kashmir. On Pakistan, the government is confident of striking in a way that people will be elated.”

2019 Pulwama Incident and Pakistan’s ‘Operation Swift Retort’

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Following the attack Indian government resorted to anti-Pakistan war rhetoric. In the early morning hours of February 26 2019 Indian fighter jets unilaterally crossed the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, entered into Pakistan’s airspace unilaterally violating international border.

On 27 February 2019, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) conducted six airstrikes at multiple locations in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The airstrikes were part of PAF military operation codename Operation Swift Retort and were conducted in retaliation of IAF’s incursion into Pakistani airspace a day earlier.

During the air skirmish, IAF’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was shot down by PAF and was captured inside Pakistani territory. 

The captured Indian pilot was repatriated and was handed back to Indian authorities as Pakistan’s ‘gesture of peace’ on March 1st 2019.