Recently the libertines in the free-and-fair Indian media carried an explosive news item. It pertains to one "TSD" of the Indian army being funded to carry out spooking activities in neighbouring countries.
This TSD is being charged with carrying out bombings and fueling cessation movements to destabilize an unneignbourly neighbour.
The army denies everything and says that no such ops were ever carried out. It ads that such ops are beyond its mandate and expertise, and that such ops are in the domain of the R&AW. But the media smells a pot-boiler in the making (read - ka-ching). Nice little appetiser before 2014.
Here is the Pakistani media eagerly wagging it's tongue about it :http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-119194-Army-spook-unit-set-up-by-VK-Singh-carried-out-covert-ops-in-Pakistan
In the past, the free press has been accused of live broadcasting our troop positions to terrorists (26/11) and to their buddies across the border (Kargil), that was responsible for some of the loss of lives. The media, of course, made merry with the TRPs and laughed its way to the bank while the soldiers' families wailed their heart out.
So, is freedom of the press and corporate media interest above national security and national interest?
Do you believe that the media has betrayed the nation yet again by carrying this unverified story?
Do you believe that this story should have been kept aside because of national interest?
Is merely a political overtone in a news story sufficient to override national security concerns?
I think I have made my stand amply clear. Awaiting your responses.
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