This tweet has gone viral on social media for showing how differently ‘surgical strikes’ were covered in India and Pakistan

Absolutely opposite.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 1, 2016 4:55 pm
This is how different 'surgical strikes' were covered in India and Pakistan/ Twitter This is how different ‘surgical strikes’ were covered in India and Pakistan/ Twitter

On September 29, the Indian Army announced that it carried out “surgical strikes” along the Line of Control on seven terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) which caused “significant casualties” including two Pakistani soldiers. The strikes were conducted 10 days after the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri that left 18 soldiers dead.

However, Pakistan denied any such action and called it a “farce”. Pakistani newspapers reported that the announcement regarding surgical strikes was just used by Indian government to ‘fool its people’.

On September 30, Twitter user @samjawed65 posted photos of how the event was covered by Indian and Pakistani media and how entirely opposite it was. “Interesting contrast of Indian & Pakistani newspaper headlines. Images via @ravishkt & @misbahAzam” she wrote.

The denial, however, did not only come from Pakistan’s side but also India. Later, Pakistani media reported that eight Indian soldiers had been killed in retaliation and one captured. The claims were denied by the Indian Army.

The tweet, however, has been retweeted a couple of hundred times and it’s screenshots shared.

Here’s how India covered it.


Here’s how Pakistan covered it.


Reaction to the tweet came from both sides of the border but there were also people who called for peace.

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  1. J
    Oct 1, 2016 at 11:52 am
    In international diplomacy, normally it is the aggressor who denies having done anything and the victim goes to the town crying 'uncle'. After denials stan goes running to UN secretary general that India has made such a claim and hence should be treated as criminal. How can anybody be termed criminal if no crime has been committed? Strange are the ways of stan.
  2. K
    Oct 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm
    In this video from 6:30 in the own words of Rauf Kalasra telling the truth and quoting from the books of Panetta and Clinton:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"US asked stan that we have no objection if stan wants to take claim for the surgical strike on OBL(Osama bin Laden) so that stan doesn't have to face embarrment in front of the world. But stan Army General Kayani was so frightened and said to US: 'Please we don't want to make enemies with Al-Qaeda, you did it, and you take responsibility for it.' Same happened when General Pasha was called and when Hillary called President Zaradari, he started philosophizing about humanity."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For years, stan said we don't know where is Osama bin Laden and wherabouts of al-qaeda top leaders. They didn't knew about US surgical strike on OBL compound. OBL was found living in front of an Army Academy in Abbottabad, the kutti-da-puttur killed by US;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That shows stan army's reluctance, cowardice, and unprofessionalism to fight terorrists, and why other countries have now to act for their own safety to perform such strikes. I understand this happens when some local powers become so strong that police and local-authority start fearing them and are unable to act, but Armed forces can't stoop to that low level. In India it doesn;t happen, and what stani people say about their army, it shoudld't happen there too. They must be able to kill the terorrist dog at sight without any;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan surrenders in East stan on 16 December, and East stan becomes Bangladesh. The DAWN headline on 17th December, 1971 -gt; "War till Victory" (link below):lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I don't have enough time now to explain about your Kargil denial, and how Indian soldiers had to bury your Northern Light Infantry soldiers, because stan simply denied their own jawaans who died for the call-of-duty of their;br/gt;lt;br/gt;See, India has many problems, but saddi koi izzat hai bhiraa (hamaari koi izzat hai bhai), poori duniya mein dekho India ke log kahaan-kahaan pahunche hain, kisi bhi shobe mein dekh lo (field), aur aapke? microsoft, google, pepsi, cola, adobe, softbank, deutsche-bank all CEOs are Indians. doctors, engineers, scientists just see how many Indians have made name for themselves. we have a dignity and respect and we cant tell such big lies frankly. Aap barabari chaahte ho har cheez mein, par paimaana bhi to barabar hona chaahiye. nobody watches your tv, serial, films anything because its not well-developed, here even if one person dies, that is covered on media, but in stan unless 100-200 person dies nobody covers it, because level is different, paimaan ek nahi hai bhai. Hamein sharam aayegi agar jhooth bolenge, explanation dena padega, tuhaada ki hai, jo marzi karee jao kisi ne kuj nai puchhna, besharam bina izzat de nu kee farak painda ae (you dont have to answer anybody because nobody believes you, shameless with no self-respect call whatever you want). But, ultimately peace is the solution, par taali ek haath se nahi bajti.
  3. V
    Oct 1, 2016 at 11:52 am
    That is apt article to show how much the media of both the countries ( and the countries world around) have become extension of their respective Govt. espousing what their Govt. tell them without cross checking the reality.