Cheering aggressive PM

IN Media Watch Briefs | 31/08/2016

Is India Today competing with Times Now? Its latest  cover  could have been designed by Arnab Goswami, featuring as it does a photograph of the Pak Army chief with the imprint of a slap on his face. Says the text,"By upping the ante, the Indian prime minister had slapped the Pakistan Army, particularly its chief Raheel Sharif, with a direct challenge". From Times Now to Doordarshan to India Today it seems like a phalanx of eager-to-please media is cheering on the PM in his Baloch aggression.  


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