Ashok Swain – Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, has claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lied about executing an air raid inside Pakistan’s Balakot area in February 2019.
Swain took to social media to refute the claims of Indian PM Narendra Modi regarding his claims of conducting airstrike inside Pakistan’s territory back in February last year.
“Modi had lied about Balakot. Modi had lied about Doklam. Modi is now lying about Galwan,” he tweeted.
Furthermore, he also raised questions regarding Indian government claims that Chinese soldiers have not crossed into Indian territory along Line of Actual Control (LAC).
“If there are no Chinese soldiers on the Indian side of the LAC, why Leh based India’s Lt General meeting the Chief of China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District on 6 June? To drink tea?” he mocked.
It is to be noted that on February 26th 2019, Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed into Pakistani territory and claimed to have ‘bombed militant hideouts’ along LoC, a claim refuted by Pakistani government which has denied any ‘militant’ present inside Pakistan and the casualties that Indian side claimed to have made.
26th February raid was followed by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) which then downed two Indian jets on the next day on February 27th, and detained wing commander Abhinandan of IAF whose Mig-21 was shot down by PAF.