Abhinandan can’t catch a break…
Even though it has been over a month since the Abhinandan fiasco went down, India and Pakistan still seem fixated on the incident. Both countries were at the brink of war and the propaganda on both sides was rife. But now that the dust is settled, a more accurate picture seems to be forming.
Now it’s been officially confirmed that Abhinandan, and India’s claims, of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16 are FAKE
According to reports, US defense officials who have direct information regarding the matter have stated that all of Pakistan’s F-16s are accounted for. This is a direct contradiction of the narrative that existed from the Indian side, claiming that before his own plane went down, Abhinandan took down an F-16.
Of course, Pakistanis are having a field day with this information. Even Bilawal Bhutto took a shot.
Oh dear how embarrassing @narendramodi if you are going to lie at least try something more believable? Everyone knows you guys can’t aim. When you lie you don’t hurt others, you hurt yourself. The great nation of India can do better. Its people deserve better. https://t.co/i19LWo4Dea
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) April 5, 2019
And Indians are so furious that they’ve turned against Abhinandan and are asking why he lied and if he indeed did li he should be court martialed for it.
Here's the propaganda :
– US counts the F-16s it had given.
– Ignores the F-16 Pakistan purchased from Jordan.
– The journalist, who's followed by Barkha, writes article saying no F-16 missing.
– The Liberal-E-Jammat ecosystem says Modi lied, Abhinandan should be court martialed.
— Arun Vishwanathan (@arunv2808) April 5, 2019
Also have we decided that #abhinandan is a liar, shouldn't he be court-martialled then? Discuss. He made the claim he shot down an F-16.
— Nayanika (@nayanikaaa) April 5, 2019
Some are questioning why Modi is staying silent on the matter since he also endorsed Abhinandan’s claims of downing a Pakistani F-16.
— Mazhar Shah ❁ (@MrMazharShah) April 5, 2019
Shocking! Is Modi such a prolific liar ? Why is he shy about giving photos of destruction, casualties, downing F 16 ? Did they really happen ? https://t.co/tqU8UlAeyY
— Jawhar Sircar (@jawharsircar) April 5, 2019
#ModiLaoDeshBanao Is not modi ji bringing credibility of nation down by lying to world media that we shot down a F-16 of Pakistan which Pentagon verified and found a false claim.
— Amit Kumar (@amitkumarz) April 5, 2019
The entire situation is incredibly sketchy and raises quite a few questions.
Some Indians are still in denial and are reminding the world that America is not the only country Pakistan purchased F-16s from.
In 2014 Pak received close to 41 F-16s through TAI(Turkish Aerospace Industries). Also abt 12-13 of ‘em frm Jordan,in d same yr. So i hope America has counted ‘em all. #Abhinandan Sir shot down a F-16 for sure,n I’m not expecting incorrigible liars(Pakistan n US) to accept it.
— Chowkidar Levina🇮🇳 (@LevinaNeythiri) April 5, 2019
The recent article," claiming that #Us has accounted for it's F-16 inventory highlights all the F-16 which were directly sold between 2 Nation's, Pakistan and USA, moreover the jet @IAF_MCC claims to be shot down is one from the Jordan sales , which was articulated in 2016.
— Tushar Ankit (@Sinchan_24) April 5, 2019
With Indian elections just days away, this could prove to be a problem for Modi and all of BJP. A lot of people speculated the aggression against Pakistan was mostly motivated by the upcoming general elections in India. A lot of people believed India’s warmongering with Pakistan was a tactic being used by BJP to secure votes in the upcoming election.
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