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    Indian Army waves the white flag as media invades Kashmir

    Indian Army waves the white flag as media invades Kashmir


    KARGIL, India, July 12: The Indian army has waved the white flag on media intrusion in its war against mujahideen in Kashmir. The
    "official" defeat came on July 5 when reporters, photographers and television crews recorded live a large-scale artillery and rocket attack on mujahideen holding the strategic Tiger Hills area in Drass sector. "This is too much," artillery officer Nitin said as he left his post, desperately shooing journalists swarming his booming Bofors guns and Russian rocket launchers.
    A month before the main assault on Tiger Hills, the Indian Defence Ministry ordered a clampdown on journalists travelling to the
    main battlezone sector of Kargil. They also threatened commanders here with "strict disciplinary action" if they unveiled battle-plans to the media. Pressures on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to lift the ban finally forced the military to allow conducted trips by June-end from the Kashmiri summer capital, Srinagar. But the 24-hour visits were discarded by most as a waste of time.
    A medical corps. major last week even left a standing invitation at a hotel here where journalists were staying, to be interviewed in his field hospital.
    "We may be winning this battle but we have surrendered to the media because it is impossible to play hide-and-seek with you
    people," another commander said.


    dil..dilseee






    #2
    The tone of the report is all wrong. The last line says it all. A humerous remark quickly jumped at and misconstrued purposely. If indeed the media were feeling repressed, why is it that Pakistan has been accusing foreign media of being biased towards India? After all, foreign media persons who were not being allowed to visit the battle zone in India would only have been biased against India if they felt it was wrong! The above report, after removing the jehadi editor's personal masala items would probably read "Media allowed to enter battle zone as Pak. invaders withdraw".
    Simple ain't easy.

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      #3
      There might be a sting in the tail yet. US is getting ready to poke it's nose into Kashmir issue. Might be a bit early to start celebrating for the Indians. Something's definitely afoot.

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        #4
        Xtreme,

        you are probably right, but considering that US rejected the plebiscite plan recently, and the way Osama bin Laden's forces are getting involved in the issue, the US surprise, if it exists, is definitely not going to be pleasant for the Pak. big shots.
        Simple ain't easy.

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          #5
          Don't understand these fools. they lost over 500 men + 2 aircrats + helicopter & millions of dollers worth arillery, ruckets, and bofors. still they back to square one of diplamatic issue. lost more then achieved.
          don't understand why they are celebrating.
          maybe they like celebrating defeats.
          please if any indians are out there be free to expain your reason.

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            #6
            What post in this thread gave you the impression that Indians are celebrating?
            Simple ain't easy.

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