A day before the ghastly terrorist attack on the CRPF personnel in Pulwama, Kashmir a similar terrorist attack was carried out on the military personnel in Iran claiming around 27 lives. A suicide car bomber reportedly belonging to a group linked with the terrorist organisation Al-Qaida attacked a bus carrying Iranian soldiers on Wednesday. Wounded by the deadly terrorist attack, Iran blamed Pakistan for the terrorist attack and pledged vengeance for it.
In the aftermath of these gruesome terrorist attacks that shook the two nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Iran and had a meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Araghchi shared the information regarding the meeting through a Twitter post in which he told about both the countries agreeing on close cooperation to combat terrorism. Araghchi ended his tweet with an emphatic ‘Enough is Enough”.
Iran & India suffered from two heinous terrorist attacks in the past few days resulted in big casualties. Today in my meeting with Sushma Swaraj the Indian FM, when she had a stopover in Tehran, we agreed on close cooperation to combat terrorism in the region. Enough is enough! pic.twitter.com/uvwlx45pZ6
— Seyed Abbas Araghchi (@araghchi) February 16, 2019
Speculations are high that a joint strike by the two countries might be conducted on Pakistan soon. According to the information posted on the Twitter account of an Iranian journalist Babak Taghvaee, there will be a joint exercise between the Iranian and the Indian military aircraft.
#BREAKING: According to #Iran Air Force commander, the 10th Tactical Fighter Base in #Chabahar SE. #Iran is now getting prepared for an exercise to host #IRIAF fighter jets which will be deployed there in 48 hours. Also #Indian Air Force military aircraft will use the base! pic.twitter.com/OS4ylHVlUk
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) February 16, 2019
Similar information was posted by another news service called Luna News further strengthening the speculations of attack on Pakistan.
— Luna News (@Breakingservice) February 16, 2019
Luna News claimed that chances are high that air bombings will be carried out in a joint operation by the Indian Air Force and the Iranian Air Force in Pakistan. This information could not be verified independently, but with emotions running high in both countries after Pakistan’s dastardly attacks, any news of retaliation travels fast.