When analysts feel that India-Pakistan bilateral relations are going in the right track to achieve normalcy, India comes up with something bizarre to prove them wrong.
This time in the latest development regarding Pathankot incident, India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Rajya Sabha in response to a supplementary question asked by a Shiv Sena member that while Pakistani non-state actors were definitely responsible for the attack they could not have functioned smoothly without assistance from state actors.
It is highly unjustified to pass the conflicting statements at such a time when inquiry on the Pathankot incident is underway. On the other side Islamabad has not only registered an FIR regarding the incident but already has said that the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi appears to be involved.
In a time when Pakistan has assured to take all the measure to unfold the mystery of the attack, it is very unwise from Indian side to raise new concerns and baseless allegations. At this time focus of both the countries should be to find out where the attack was planned and how it was carried out. It is also being debated in the media about the possible involvement or support for the attackers from the Indian soil. But Indian government always tried to brush aside such possibilities. Indeed there were some security lapses on the Indian end which made the terrorist attack possible, therefore, all the possibilities should be considered. But such statements show the efforts of Indian politicians to cover up security lapses.
Indian government should also disassociate itself from the statement of such politicians and ministers which can sabotage the investigating development on the incident.
Baseless allegations can sabotage Pathankot investigation; matter should be dealt sensibly and with sensitivity.