Balakot Airstrike was merely the starting, the real India and Pakistan war is expanding on Twitter.
Earlier this morning, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Major-General Asif Ghafoor stated on his official Twitter account that “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control” after that “Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled” and Indian aircraft flew away. Afterward, DG ISPR also stated that Indian aircraft faced timely and effective response from the Pakistan Air Force which compelled the aircraft to release the payload in haste, thus causing no damage. The airstrike took place near Balakot which is located in Muzaffarabad Sector.
Where the airstrike would have continued for minutes, the social media war between the inhabitants of both nations appears to be never-ending. Twitter’s worldwide trends have taken over by tense situation between Pakistan and India line of control. So far, over 1.5 million tweets have been recorded on global trends table on Twitter today and almost all of them are discussing the recent incidents that took place between Pakistan and India.
Debates over both sides whether India attacked Pakistan over the Balakot area or not are being seen on all over social media. Whereas, Indian media is also claiming that the airstrikes were in retaliation to the brutal attack at the Pulwama region in Jammu & Kashmir, where a suicide bomber (JeM) crashed his SUV, laden with explosives, into the army convey and the incident resulted in 42 casualties. Additionally, some media outlets are claiming that the recent airstrike by Indian Air Force has killed 300 militants in the recent airstrike.
Some social media users are praying for sanity to prevail and condemning such stupid acts of violence.
#AntiHateChallenge Respect to all the Pakistan citizens who condemn these cowardly attacks. Citizens of both countries should held their Government accountable by making a law for MP/MLA to be thrown out if he/she doesn’t perform. Only common man dies, no corrupt babus/netas
— Ajay Sawant (@AjaySawant11) February 20, 2019
Thank you friends from #Pakistan for this message of condolence and peace. Laudable initiative by young Pakistanis. We hear you! ????❤️❤️ #Pulwama pic.twitter.com/pJIZKI2c5O
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 19, 2019
While others are fuming the war sentiment and trolling each other on the internet.
Major terror camp of trees just 30 miles besides the LoC has been destroyed by coward Indian jets. These trees in a small village Balakot were spreading terror through out India as they housed a number of ISI based spy pigeons who trained JeM peple #SurgicalStrike2 ?? pic.twitter.com/E1xj1EFOJj
— Dr Farhan K Virk (@FarhanKVirk) February 26, 2019
Not just trees. Locals recount the horror. 5 blasts, Houses blown up, Injuries etc #Surgicalstrike2 pic.twitter.com/y1X4uFt4Zf
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 26, 2019
Proud of our #IndianAirForce fighters for destroying terror camps. अंदर घुस के मारो ! Quiet no more! #IndiaStrikesBack pic.twitter.com/bBcXB0d255
— @sujansingh (@kunwarsujansin2) February 26, 2019
Even celebrities, journalists and other public figures are giving insane statements.
proud of our #IndianAirForce #IndiaStrikesBack #titfortat #neverforgetneverforgive salute ? #JAIHIND ?? pic.twitter.com/gaZXnYdsEB
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) February 26, 2019
Our country gives a fitting reply. #IndiaStrikesBack . Salute to the Indian Air Force #JaiHind
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) February 26, 2019
Meanwhile the Indian Defence Ministry has no information about breaching of Pakistan air space by the coward #IndianAirForce that ran back dropping the payload on trees near #Balakot. #PakistanArmy and #PakistanAirForce is ready to retaliate and make an example out of Indians. pic.twitter.com/yrUagHmwkZ
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) February 26, 2019
Those who came and ran away while hastily dropping their payloads were certainly NOT the best, but THOSE who made them run back with their pants on Fire were DEFINITELY The BEST. #PakistanAirForce ? https://t.co/gAoHpyqZTT
— Muneeb Farooq (@muneebfaruqpak) February 26, 2019
The attached video is of #PakistanAirForce exercise from 2017 and #Indian media started using #PAF video!!!?
Salute to #PAF for being awake at 3 am to thwart the #IAF #FakeSurgicalStrike2 .
You can watch the video here: ?
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) February 26, 2019
Though war is not the answer, but social media is becoming a war zone by digital warriors. What do you think about the whole scenario? Where the social media debate between people of two nuclear states will take us?