Free Press Journal
  • UN ban on Azhar may increase Indian pressure on Pak: Chinese media

    Beijing: India can increase its “military pressure” on Pakistan using the alibi of “counterterrorism crusade” that may bring “other players” in the region, China’s official media warned today, justifying Beijing’s latest block on a proposed UN ban on JeM chief Massood Azhar.

  • Nagrota terror strike: No lessons learnt from Pathankot, Uri attacks

    The gunning down of seven Indian armymen by terrorists including two officers in a fidayeen attack on the Nagrota military base in Jammu region on Tuesday is a stark reminder that crucial lessons have not been learnt from the two similar attacks in Pathankot and Uri this year. Indeed, the chinks in the security infrastructure are all too clear and need immediate attention. Much lip service is being paid to proper perimeter security around

  • Ban, a security issue: Parrikar

    Panaji: With opposition and media criticising the government action against NDTV India, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today stressed that it was a security related issue and the channel appeared to have violated guidelines for coverage of terror attacks.

  • Pathankot attack: Hindi news channel ordered to be taken off air for a day

    New Delhi: A leading Hindi news channel was today ordered by the government to be taken off air for a day after an inter-ministerial panel constituted by the I&B ministry recommended this action over the broadcaster’s coverage of the Pathankot terror attack in January.

  • Can’t have two views on terror, Modi tells Xi

    Benaulim (Goa) : India on Saturday made some plainspeaking to China that countries cannot afford to have differences on the issue of tackling terror and put forward its concerns over Beijing blocking UN designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

  • Fight with army bodes ill for Nawaz Sharif

    Reports emanating from Pakistan over the rift between the government of Nawaz Sharif and the army top brass have set people wondering if the Pakistan prime minister’s days are numbered and whether that country is slipping into military rule again after a period of make-believe democracy in which real power rested with the generals.

  • India can’t go to war with Pak while ‘anti-national’ Kejriwal is CM: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Dismissing Arvind Kejriwal’s demand for proof over the surgical strikes by the Indian Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asserted that India could never go to war with Pakistan with an anti-national character like the Delhi Chief Minister still in power.

  • It’s advantage Narendra Modi, post surgical strikes

    During the Kargil conflict in 1999, India did not cross the Line of Control (LoC). If it has behaved differently this time, the reason is that Pakistan’s reputation has nosedived in the last decade and a half.


    Stable, united Pakistan: India’s answer?

    In a week that has been dominated by concern, if not rage, over India’s relationship with a truculent Pakistan, I am reminded of a telephone conversation I had with a retired chief of Pakistan’s infamous Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

  • Uri too shall pass, without a fitting response

    The foreign policy community is convinced that replying to Pakistan in its own coin might be very, very difficult. We do not have the assets on the ground that Pakistan has aplenty. But it is specious to argue that our strategic restraint sets us apart, and on a higher plane, from the rogue State on our western border. The truth is that if we could hit back we would.

  • Uri Attack: Action, not words, wanted

    Pakistan has washed its hands of the deadly fidayeen attack on the army camp in Uri in the wee hours of Sunday. It left 17 soldiers dead and several more injured. The rogue country — it is not a nation — could not be expected to do anything else.

  • Parrikar accountable as Indian borders under siege since two years: Congress

    New Delhi: Launching a barrage on the Centre over the Uri attack and accusing it of having a failed policy with Pakistan, the Congress on Monday asserted that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar must be held accountable as India’s borders and the national security has been under siege for the last two years.

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    Parrikar orders army to act firmly against those responsible

    New Delhi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the supreme sacrifice of 17 brave soldiers, who were martyred in the deadly Uri attack will not go in vain as he instructed the Army to take firm action against those responsible. His order reflected the general sentiment in India after the dastardly attack. Even defence experts have advised the government to mull military options in order to hit back at the terrorists, sponsored by

  • India Air Base Attack

    Govt set to iron out chinks in air bases

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is installing an integrated perimeter security system at an airbase in the western sector as a pilot project as part of the strategy to make all airbases full proof from the kind of attack the terrorists mounted on the Pathankot air force station early January.

  • SAARC: Pakistan, a “neighbor who never learns”

    New Delhi: A day after an ‘‘angry” Rajnath Singh returned from a meeting of SAARC interior ministers in Islamabad, he described Pakistan as a ”neighbour who never learns.”

  • Pak has not declined NIA team’s visit to probe P’kot attack: Swaraj

    New Delhi: India today said Pakistan has not refused to allow an NIA team to visit that country to probe the Pathankot airbase attack case and just sought “more time” even as it made it clear that talks and teror cannot go hand-in-hand. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said the “warmth and ease” in relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif can help resolve complex issues between