Indian defence ministry orders media to get army-related stories ‘pre-verified’

1186318-indiankashmirafp-1474526761-217-640x480news54s54f45sf45fThe Indian defence ministry has told editors to re-verify news content relating to Indian army, following publication of a news item that contradicted a key aspect of the militant attack at Uri military base.

“All content relating to Indian army, irrespective of source of inputs, and intended to be published, should be pre-verified from the offices of media centres in commands & corps HQ or from this office through your defence correspondents,” said a communiqué to media centres.