abhik wrote:Ambar wrote:Need to get lot better at communication. In this day and age both the Army and MoD not having a sophisticated, dedicated media unit and selected press corps plays straight into the enemy's narrative. Twice today a press conference was called and cancelled without giving reasons, i am sure MoD or IA will hold one tomorrow but by that time we would have already given the enemy 24 hrs+ to put out their version of the story. Even when we do call a press conference we must ensure only selected press is there so its not yet another briefing where undisciplined and rambunctious media personal run up to the desk hopping up and down as they did when IAF called the media to show the remains of paki AMRAAM.
IIRC similar thing happened after PAF attack - IMO it indicates bad news at least ongoing situation (with negative outlook).
Not only that, we released a statement confirming our casualties, then released a new one saying casualties on both sides. Bhai, what was the rush, why couldn't we carefully word the statement the first time around instead of sounding revisionist? I am sure our media management is one end of the spectrum, and our Army's capabilities are the other end of the spectrum.