In the District Development Council (DDC) polls that concluded on December 19, 2020, the Gupkar Alliance has emerged as winner with dominance in the Kashmir Valley and sizeable lead in the Jammu region. But, the BJP is the single-largest party..
In the first local elections in Jammu and Kashmir since it lost its special status, the Gupkar alliance is maintaining its lead as the BJP opened its account in the Kashmir Valley, while dominating the Jammu region. The war between BJP and Gup..
Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna has made a sharp attack on the BJP for "politicising the Ram Temple issue". The BJP has also taken a strong stance against the Saamana editorial published on Monday, and alleged that the "donations for the Ram Templ..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations of the Aligarh Muslim University via video link on December 22.
The government on Friday asked protesting farmers to be vigilant against their platform being misused, saying some "anti-social" as well as "Leftist and Maoist" elements are conspiring to spoil the atmosphere of the agitation even as the prote..
Raids are being carried out across 26 locations in?9 states against the radical Islamic organisation the Popular Front of India (PFI). These raids, according to the sources in the Enforcement Directorate, are to get details of the alleged link..
This episode of India First focuses on the stories of hope. The past year has been extremely challenging, ever since the first report of the novel coronavirus surfaced in China's Wuhan. Close to 15 lakh lives have been lost worldwide due ..
In an exclusive debate at India Today, Defence expert Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha talks about the Maritime Theatre Command and the problems that may arise. This episode of India First also delves into how India can counter the threat of China a..
An exclusive India Today investigation into the biggest Roshni land scam in Jammu and Kashmir finds the involvement of several leaders. The scam has been learnt to be to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore. The J&K state land act passed in 2001. Throu..
Retaliatory firing by the Indian Army, in response to ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) killed 11 Pakistan Army soldiers on Friday and injured 16 others. Watch India First for more.
Eleven 26/11 terrorists are still in Pakistan, but there is no mention of Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar on the latest terror list. On Thursday, India dismissed Pakistan's updated list of wanted high profile terrorists, which includes 19 su..
India has sent out three strong signals to China. While India's India's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has said that India will not accept the shifting of the Line of Actual Control (LAC),?a show of strength and uni..
This edition of India First focuses on a fumbling Imran Khan who is claiming Gilgit-Baltistan will be made the fifth province of Pakistan. Is this happening under Chinese pressure? Because the China-Pak economic corridor, in which Beijing has ..
The Indian Air Force on Friday successfully test-fired an air launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft in the Bay of Bengal.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, in her first interaction with the media after her release from detention, had said she will not hoist the tricolor till the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was restored. The National Conference (NC) o..
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched their election campaign on Friday, they went for each other's jugular over the Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, both crying "insult" to soldiers and their families. The..
India on Thursday successfully carried out the final user trial of the third-generation anti-tank guided missile Nag at Pokhran desert in Rajasthan, in a significant milestone that paves the way for deployment of the weapon in strategically se..
The political turmoil is deepening in Pakistan and the country is bracing for further Opposition protests aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan. Is this a rebellion against PM Khan or Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa? Watch I..
Eleven Opposition parties in Pakistan, including Maryam Nawaz's PML(N)?and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's Pakistan People's Party, have come together against Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan. While Maryam Nawaz called Imran Khan a "cowar..
In Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam, a misguided youth surrendered before security forces during an encounter on Friday.
Joseph Wu, the Foreign Minister of Taiwan told India Today that India and Taiwan should engage through the exchange of intelligence and views.
NC leaders and former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah called on the signatories of the Gupkar Declaration for a meet on Thursday, including PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.
PDP president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti was released after being in preventive detention for over a year following the abrogation of Article 370 last year.
Gaurav C Sawant
Gaurav C Sawant
An alumnus of the St Stephen's College, Delhi University Gaurav C Sawant is Senior Executive Editor, India Today TV. Gaurav joined The Indian Express as a Trainee in 1994 and covered the Kargil conflict in 1999. He has authored a book: Dateline Kargil: A Correspondent's nine Week account from the BattleFront published by Macmillan. Gaurav has also written on the valour of the Param Vir Chakra awardees as part of he Veer Gatha series. Gaurav has been a part of the India Today Group since 2008. He has covered conflict in Iraq, Libya and Egypt and UN operations in Sierra Leone and Lebanon. In December 2007 Gaurav was awarded `Wings'by the Indian Navy and has done 5 para jumps at INS DEGA at Vishakhapatanam. He has also done one assisted free fall and one tandem jump with the Indian Navy. Gaurav recently became the first journalist to.. SHOW MORE
An alumnus of the St Stephen's College, Delhi University Gaurav C Sawant is Senior Executive Editor, India Today TV. Gaurav joined The Indian Express as a Trainee in 1994 and covered the Kargil conflict in 1999. He has authored a book: Dateline Kargil: A Correspondent's nine Week account from the BattleFront published by Macmillan. Gaurav has also written on the valour of the Param Vir Chakra awardees as part of he Veer Gatha series. Gaurav has been a part of the India Today Group since 2008. He has covered conflict in Iraq, Libya and Egypt and UN operations in Sierra Leone and Lebanon.
In December 2007 Gaurav was awarded `Wings'by the Indian Navy and has done 5 para jumps at INS DEGA at Vishakhapatanam. He has also done one assisted free fall and one tandem jump with the Indian Navy. Gaurav recently became the first journalist to reach Daulat Begh Oldie (DBO) in midst of the India China stand-off and reported on the 255 km long DS-DBO strategic road. Gaurav anchors India First weeknights 10 pm on India Today and Desh Ka Gaurav weeknights 8 pm on Tez.SHOW LESS