Kudos to our security forces for averting a major catastrophe by busting the plan of terrorists to cause a major explosion in south Kashmir that could have killed so many people. Going by the amount of explosive fitted into a car that was intercepted well in time, it’s clear that the IED was aimed at creating a Pulwama type attack of February 2019 in which 45 CRPF men laid down their lives. After the explosives-laden car was detonated, everyone heaved a sigh of relief and thanked the forces for launching such a well-coordinated plan to thwart a major attack. In fact, forces had been on a lookout for such a vehicle since the information from locals was about a major terror strike in the offing by the Hizbul mujahideen. The terror plot clearly points fingers at two Pakistan-based terrorist organizations Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-toiba and within a few hours the forces will be able to arrest those involved. However, the question arises as Pakistan Prime Minister referring to this as a possible ‘red flag’ the operation that he alleged India was planning It seems, he knew about it and wanted to pre-empt the condemnation and possible retaliation by New Delhi. Unfortunately for him, the terror attack was aborted well in time and it upset Islamabad’s applecart. Islamabad is close to being included in the blacklist by the FATF for not doing enough to plug loopholes in its system that enables terrorists to fund their activities and yet it does not reverse its policy of using terrorism as part of State policy. The RDX for the aborted strike must have come from Pakistan; there is no other way to get it for the two outfits. Had the blast not been averted, India would have not spared Pakistan and retaliated.