Pakistan blames India for horrific 2014 Peshawar school massacre

Ahead of the National Security Advisory level talks to be held between the two nations, Pakistan has claimed that India was involved in the horrific December 2014 Peshawar school massacre in which around 150 people, including 136 children were killed.

Pakistani Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack, so Pakistan’s assertion that RAW was involved seems a bit strange. The Pakistani army had claimed in February that the terrorists involved in the attack were wiped out in retaliatory strikes.

According to various media reports, Pakistan is preparing a dossier on India’s role in supporting terrorism in Balochistan and Karachi, and the dossier will likely be carried by PM Nawaz Sharif’s advisor on foreign affairs when he meets Ajit Doval in Delhi next month.

Recently, Pakistan had claimed that it had shot down an Indian drone along the Line Of Control in Kashmir, a claim that India has denied. Even the Chinese firm that made the drone is believed to have said that it never sold the drone to any government.

On July 10, Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif had met in the Russian city of Ufa and decided to take bilateral ties forward through a meeting of the respective nation’s NSAs. The joint statement issued after the ice-breaking meeting of the two PMs stressed that one of the steps forward would include “a meeting in New Delhi between the two NSAs to discuss all issues connected to terrorism”.