As WhatsApp messages go, it seemed innocuous enough. "On Pakistan, the government is confident of striking in a way that people will be elated. Exact words used." Except that the message was apparently sent by an Indian television anchor three days before Indian warplanes targeted militants in northern Pakistan in February 2019.
The air strike became bragging rights for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 2019 general election campaign, which his Bharatiya Janata Party won handily.
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