Mossad failed to stop Pakistan's nuclear weapons program from making major developments, a plan to bomb Pakistani nuclear facilities in a similar fashion to Operation Opera was authorized by Israel. The Israelis made contact with India in an effort to gain support and secure a launching point for Israel's aircraft but did not get the response that was expected. India refused to allow Israeli aircraft to station on its soil whereas Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency had discovered the plan and prepared retaliatory measures to bomb strategic sites in Israel. India did not offer its support which thwarted any plans of the destruction of Pakistan's nuclear program, which Israel had hoped to carry out in a joint Indian-Israeli operation to avoid taking full blame.
n the 1980s, Israel was said to had planned, with or without Indian assistance, a possible attack on Pakistan's nuclear facilities that would be reminiscent of the Israeli attack previously carried out on an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. Using satellite pictures and intelligence information, Israel reportedly built a full-scale mock-up of the Kahuta nuclear facility in the Negev desert region where Israeli pilots in F-16 and F-15 pilots squadrons practiced mock attacks.
According to The Asian Age, British journalists Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark stated in their book—Deception: Pakistan, the US and the Global Weapons Conspiracy—that the Israeli Air Force was to launch an air attack on Pakistan's nuclear facility in Kahuta sometime during the mid-1980s from an airfield in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. The book claims that "in March 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi signed off (on) the Israeli-led operation bringing India, Pakistan and Israel to within a hair's breadth of a nuclear conflagration".[page needed] Israel's plan met with disapproval from some Indian officials on the grounds that Israel would not face any major consequences after the strike while India would surely face full-scale retaliation—possibly nuclear—from Pakistan for its involvement in the Israeli attack. The plan was discouraged out of the fear of a fourth Indo-Pakistani war starting as a consequence of this operation, and was shelved indefinitely after Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984.