conceived and launched by India with the primary objective of killing
the Chinese engineers present there, a Pakistani newspaper has claimed,
citing ‘informed sources’.
Four to six Taliban terrorists had entered PNS Mehran on May 22,
destroying two maritime surveillance aircraft and killing ten military
personnel during their 17-hour siege of the naval air base.
“India is the only country in the region that feels troubled by the
Pakistan Navy, which had awfully beaten the Indian Navy in Operation
Dwarka of 1965. Since then, it has been an earnest desire of India to
harm the Pakistan Navy but it was perhaps not possible on the battle
front, hence it struck the PNS Mehran,” The News quoted sources as
According to it, the sources disclosed that sufficient evidence of Indian involvement in the attack has been found.
The paper quoted sources as saying that India’s access to terror outfits
active in Pakistan through its consulates in Afghanistan poses a major
threat to the internal security of the country.
This is the reason that Pakistan has always been voicing concern over
the opening of an unjustified number of Indian consulates in the
war-ravaged and lawless neighbouring country of Afghanistan, they added.
“The attack on PNS Mehran was conceived by the top secret service of
India — Research and Analysis Wing — with the primary objective of
killing Chinese engineers with the destruction of expensive maritime
surveillance aircraft of the Pakistan Navy being the secondary
objective,” said the sources.
“The final goal of such a daring assault was to give an impression to
the international community that Pakistan was a highly fragile country
vis-a-vis its internal security,” they added.