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  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • Delhi Police to use DRDO Netra for street surveillance December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Netra, the light weight UAV fitted with night vision cameras, will be used by Delhi Police to patrol the streets of the national capital. The device has already been used by security agencies like BSF, CRPF for counter-insurgency activities while NDRF used it to search for survivors during...
  • Shun British-era drills for bosses: Government to police chiefs December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Heads of central police organisations and departments have been directed by the government to shun British era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses for official meetings and events. The government while issuing the directive said the junior staff should...
  • Do away with British-era drills for bosses: Government to police December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has issued a directive to the heads of central police organisations and departments to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses during their visits to government departments and events. Following the orders of the Union Home Ministry, central police organisations, departments...
  • MHA asks BSF to intensify vigil along Indo-Pak border December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has directed the BSF to intensify vigil along the International Border in the wake of repeated attempts by militants to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir. In the past two months, Pakistan-based terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have made many attempts to infiltrate into the country...
  • BSF gave befitting reply to Pakistan's ceasefire violation: Home Minister December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The BSF troopers gave "a befitting reply" when Pakistan violated the ceasefire, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "Our BSF jawans are the most concerned about 'Rashtriya Swabhiman' (national pride). No power can cast an evil eye on our country," said Rajnath Singh at the Border Security...
  • Modi lauds BSF for tirelessly defending India's borders December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Border Security Force (BSF) for tirelessly and courageously protecting the country's borders. On the paramilitary force's 49th raising day, Modi said in a tweet, "On BSF Raising Day, we salute our BSF personnel, who tirelessly & courageously protect our borders. Their dedication &...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, objects to construction on Indian side November 30, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan rangers on Sunday opened fire on Indian border posts after objecting to construction by Border Security Force on the Indian side in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The Border Security Force retaliated to the ceasefire violations. No casualties have been reported so far. The Pakistani rangers fired around...
  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel at...
  • Chinese troops training Pak Army along border with India: Report November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian security agencies have learnt that Chinese troops are training Pakistan Army personnel right across the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese troops, according to a report submitted by the BSF intelligence wing, have been seen training Pak armymen in "weapon handling" techniques bang opposite Rajouri...
  • Army, Police take stock of security arrangements for J&K polls November 5, 2014

    Jammu: Senior officers of various security and intelligence agencies in the state met on Tuesday to take stock of the security arrangements for the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. The Core Security Group meeting, which was held at Nagrota-based 16 Corps Headquarters, took stock of the prevailing security situation...
  • US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The US on Monday offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the "senseless" terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people. Condemning the horrific suicide attack as a "senseless terrorist act", Ambassador Richard Olson said it demonstrates terrorists' blatant disregard for...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • High alert issued along Indo-Pak border after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Amritsar: A high alert has been issued along the Attari border area following the blast at Wagah on the Pakistan side even as BSF officials said that the flag-lowering ceremony for the day on the Indian side, which attracts a lot of visitors, was over by the time the attack...
  • 55 killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border crossing in Lahore November 2, 2014

    Over 50 people including personnel of the Pakistan Rangers and a child have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border in Lahore. Nearly 70 people have been injured in the blast and have been rushed to local hospitals. ...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts October 24, 2014

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar...
  • No sweets offered by BSF to Pakistan Rangers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali festival. "In the light of present scenario with Pakistan, this time India has decided not to offer sweets to Pakistan on the...
  • 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...