The Pakistani deep state has been attempting to bring a disunion between India and Gulf countries by attacking PM Modi who keeps good foreign relationships with the Middle-East.
For the last few weeks, there has been a coordinated effort designed to flood social media with messages to fuel anti-India sentiment, particularly in the Gulf countries, by spreading false propaganda on ‘Islamophobia in India’. This effort has clear imprints of the involvement of Pakistan ISI.
The campaign that targeted PM Modi was driven by systematically engineering circulation of video clips of isolated incidents of attacks or harassment of Muslim individuals in India to project as if the entire community was under attack. The assessment by Indian security agencies classifies the Twitter handles into four categories: aggregators, feeders, spreaders and influencers.
Twitter handles classified as feeders collect the videos from aggregators, devise the appropriate messaging for the videos or photographs and then forward it to the spreaders. Twitter handles of most of these feeders were created in the last few months, and indicated there was a clear plan and organised effort to target New Delhi. Many of the handles classified as spreaders are based in Pakistan as well.
There were also spreaders located in different countries of Gulf Cooperation Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.