The plague outbreak in the western Indian city of Surat in 1994 has been mired in controversy just as COVID-19. The origin of the outbreak is still a mystery. Indian defense establishment believes the 1994 Surat Plague is a case of bioterrorism. Numerous media outlets at the time reported the involvement of American Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It was suspected that the germ with an extra protein ring was developed by a CDC lab in Almaty, Kazakhstan.