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  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts October 12, 2014

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires at 3 BSF posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops fired at three Border Security Force (BSF) posts on Saturday evening along the International Border (IB) in Arina sector of Jammu region said a BSF spokesman. Fresh firing was reported from Rajouri and Poonch sectors as well. Pakistan has violated to the...
  • Pakistan can avoid India's retaliation only if it stops 'unprovoked aggression', says IG BSF October 11, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: As ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu region by Pakistan Rangers enters into its ninth day, IBNLive.com spoke to Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Region Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Sharma about the reasons that led to the intense exchange of fire between India and Pakistan. Below is...
  • Peace at Indo-Pak border after 10 days of heavy firing October 11, 2014

    It has been two nights of peace on the border after 10 days of heavy firing and shelling. A parliamentary standing committee on Friday discussed the matter and lauded the BSF for retaliating. According to the sources, the Home Ministry has said that any decision to resume talks will only...
  • Cross-border shelling turns hamlet into 'ghost town' October 9, 2014

    Chilliyari (IB): A day after two women members of a family lost their lives in this border hamlet situated just a kilometre from the International Border, the area resembles a 'ghost town' as all the villagers have abandoned their houses and fled to safer locations. "The village is a ghost town...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • PM Modi asks rivals not to politicise Pakistan firing October 9, 2014

    Breaking his silence on the relentless firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control and International Border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged his political rivals not to politicise the Pakistan firing issue, not while, the PM added when our soldiers are sacrificing their lives on the border. ...
  • BSF giving a befitting reply to Pakistan, PM does not need to say anything: Rajnath Singh October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hardening his stand on the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International Border in Jammu and kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Border Security Forces are givng a befitting reply to the neighbours for the firing. He also maintained that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping a...
  • Pakistan targets 60 BSF posts, over 80 villages in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 9, 2014

    Jammu: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir remains tense as firing from Pakistan is on for the fourth straight day in all seven sectors along the International Border. Two Indian women have been killed in overnight shelling that took place on Thursday by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Jammu...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again October 8, 2014

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violations, Pakistani forces resorted to shelling and firing along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night. There were three fresh violation of ceasefire as Pakistani forces resorted to mortar shelling and firing in the sub sectors of Kanachak and Pargwal in Jammu district and...
  • Ceasefire violation: India gives free hand to security forces to deal with Pak firing, say sources October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday toughened its stand on Pakistan with sources saying that the Centre has given a free hand to the security forces along the border to deal with Pakistan firing as they saw fit. "The PM has told the NSA (National Security Advisor) that there is no question...
  • Repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan: How should India respond? October 7, 2014

    Pakistan has fired at 40 Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir in shelling that began on Sunday evening. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm on Tuesday, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire at Balnoi sector in Poonch. ...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires again in Poonch October 7, 2014

    Jammu: After overnight firing along the Line of Control, fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops has been reported on Tuesday afternoon in Poonch sector of Jammu region. Reacting to the repeated violations by Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We want to secure our borders. Pakistan had started action on the...
  • MHA asks BSF to seek flag meeting with Pakistan over ceasefire violations: Sources October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday asked the Border Security Force to seek a flag meeting with Pakistan over continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, said sources. The BSF has submitted a report to MHA on the Indo-Pak situation, sources added. Firing has been on since...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Will take whatever retaliatory action needed on ceasefire violations: BSF October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Saying that it did not expect Pakistan to carry out such an intensified shelling and firing in Jammu on the day of Eid on Monday, BSF has assured that the force will take whatever retaliatory action it has to. "Whatever retaliatory action BSF has to take, will be undertaken,"...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...
  • BSF tells Pakistani rangers not to fire along International Border October 4, 2014

    Jammu: Amid frequent violations of ceasefire by Pakistan, BSF on Saturday told Pakistani rangers not to fire along the International Border (IB) as "it is not good for general public of both the sides". "We have told them (Pak Rangers) in the morning (during patrolling) don't fire it is not good...
  • 1.3 kg heroin seized at India-Pakistan border September 27, 2014

    Amritsar: Security forces on Saturday recovered 1.3 kg heroin, arms and two mobile phones having Pakistani SIM cards from Kahangarh border outpost area. Confirming the seizure, BSF DIG RPS Jaswal said troops had recovered 1.3 kg heroin worth Rs 6.5 Crore, one automatic pistol, one magazine, six cartridges, two Pakistani...
  • BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu September 26, 2014

    Jammu: The six kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources said. It must be recalled that the flood waters of the Tawi river had damaged 10 BSF border posts and...
  • Demand for onerank onepension to be considered: Rajnath Singh September 11, 2014

    Bhuj: The demand for granting onerank onepension to paramilitary personnel would be considered, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. The Home Minister's assurance came during an interaction with jawans of Border Security Force during a visit to the frontier district of Kutch along the IndiaPakistan border. ...
  • J&K floods: 4 BSF jawans rescued from near the border, says Army commando September 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Army commando Dharam Pal talked about the ongoing relief operations being conducted in Jammu. "The toughest thing was that there was no place to carry out the rescue operations. We weren't able to land anywhere. We rescued 4 BSF jawans from near the border," said...
  • Gujarat: Body of second BSF jawan, who had drowned, recovered September 7, 2014

    Kutch: The body of the Border Security Force's jawan, who had drowned on Saturday in Lakki Nala creek during a routine exercise, was recovered from Koteswar area by the local fishermen today, officials said. "Body of BSF Jawan, who went missing after the drowning incident yesterday, was found today by...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • BSF officer among 8 dead in flash floods, landslides in Jammu September 3, 2014

    Jammu: A BSF officer was among eight persons killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Jammu region on Wednesday, while at least 23 villages have been flooded in the region and authorities have sounded flood alert. Over 100 people were also rescued from floodhit regions. "Six...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations August 29, 2014

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. The DIGBrigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet August 29, 2014

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. ...
  • Alert on IndoPak border after 15 terrorists infiltrate into Rajasthan's border districts August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sent an alert to police in four border districts of Rajasthan's Bikaner division over reports of 15 terrorists infiltrating into the area from Pakistan. The Border Security Force (BSF) has tightened the security along the IndoPak border in Jaisalmer and Barmer following the alert. The report comes...