Indian Media Reporting of Lashkar-e-Taiba

The Indian media has been much more aggressive than Pakistan in covering LeT, which is perhaps unsurprising given that India is LeT’s primary target. From broadcast media to op-eds in major Indian newspapers, the Indian government has pushed for more action against Pakistani militant groups like LeT.Suhasini Haider, “Ignoring the ‘Other Osama’,” Hindu (Chennai), January 28, 2015, India has criticized the international community and Pakistan for failing to take LeT seriously and curb the group’s militant activities.Gaurav C. Sawant, “India furious as UN calls Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Saeed 'Sahib' and fails to counter terrorism,” Daily Mail (London), December 20, 2014,

Since the April 2015 release of one of LeT’s top leaders, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, both Western and Indian media have anticipated increased tension in Pakistan-India relations.Tom Rogan, “A new crisis is brewing between two nuclear-armed neighbors,” Reuters, April 14, 2015,; Amit Agnihotri, “Lakhvi Release: India Lodges Strong Protest With Pakistan,” India Today, April 11, 2015,