India to launch Rs 4.3 billion media war against Pakistan
ISLAMABAD- India has drawn up a 4.3 billion rupees package to step up the country’s information war against Pakistan in occupied Kashmir, according to a Minister.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaietly said the funds were meant to expand the state-run television network and the project would be completed by June next year.
“Our neighbouring country (Pakistan)is utilising information technology for launching proxy war against India. Pakistan is also indulging in propaganda to mislead our youths towards gun culture.” Jaitely said.
‘To counter this, it was imperative to have high powered transmission channels in the state,’ he said.
Doordarshan will build two high transmitters in each of the five border districts of Kashmir, while installing 12 mobile low-powered transmitters and 60 ‘very-low transmitters’ elsewhere.
The state-owned All India Radio will setup nine relay stations and upgrade three existing transmitters.
During last year’s May-July conflict in Kashmir local people had repeatedly pointed out that Pakistan Television reception was better than India’s state-run Doordarshan.
Source: The Nation