Ceasefire

  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid 2 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms 3 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory. Israeli ministers had signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day conflict with Hamas and its...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again, Army retaliates 4 days ago

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops once again targeted Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu district, on the eve of 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district around 2310 hours late last night,...
  • John Kerry: US will push for ceasefire 6 days ago

    John Kerry says that US will push for ceasefire. "We have made some progress in moving towards a ceasefire,"said John Kerry. ...
  • India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in Islamabad on August 25, following a telephonic conversation of the two diplomats on Tuesday. The meeting holds significance as it comes after an array of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in...
  • Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire 1 week ago

    Gaza: Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed. In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights in and out...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir 1 week ago

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Pakistan violated ceasefire 19 times since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 19 times since the new government took over and the Indian side retaliated appropriately in each case, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Our head has not bowed... This government will not let our heads bow,"...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament. Jaitley had...
  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges July 22, 2014

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania July 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan kills one BSF personnel, injures four July 16, 2014

    Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the International Border in Jammu district, killing one BSF personnel and leaving four injured. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of...
  • Israel, Palestinians battle as Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire collapses July 15, 2014

    Gaza: Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks. "Hamas has fired 47 rockets since we suspended our strikes in Gaza (this morning). As a result, we have resumed our operation against Hamas," an...
  • UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire July 13, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Saturday for a ceasefire in hostilities between Palestinians and Israelis and expressed serious concern about the welfare and protection of civilians on both sides. "The Security Council members called for de-escalation of the situation, restoration of calm, and reinstitution of the November 2012...
  • Getting ready for every possible scenario, says Israeli Prime Minister July 13, 2014

    Hostilities between Israel and Gaza have escalated again, following the killings of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager in last one week. The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the ...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate July 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in forward area along International Border in Jammu district with small weapons, prompting BSF troops to retaliate. "Pakistan rangers resorted to firing by small weapons along the IB in Pindi border belt in R S Pura sector of Jammu district...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pora sector, no casualties July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the border on Saturday. Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian post Pindi in RS Pora sector on Saturday morning. The Indian posts retaliated the firing. There are no reports of casualties so far. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire at Mendhar, India fires back June 27, 2014

    Srinagar: There have been reports of another ceasefire violation in the Mendhar sector at the Line of Control. Heavy firing was reported from the Pakistani side from midnight till 4 am on Friday morning. The Indian Army also responded by firing back. The firing has now ceased. Army sources said...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Kashmir June 18, 2014

    Jammu: In the second time in two days, Pakistani troopers resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba today in the evening even after a flag meeting between the two sides during the day, an official said. A senior police officer told...
  • Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin June 18, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible ceasefire, the Kremlin has said, after a second member of a Russian television crew was confirmed to have died in the east of the ex-Soviet state. "The issue of possible ceasefire in the area of a military...
  • Man crossing LoC held by Army, handed over to police June 16, 2014

    Jammu: The Indian Army on Sunday apprehended a man who crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into India in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and handed him over to the police, an official said. "A civilian named Muhammad Hussain Faryab crossed the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector into our side...
  • Government to work on steps to curb ceasefire violations along the LoC June 14, 2014

    The Mendhar Sector of Poonch in Jammu echoed with Pakistani mortar shelling as their troops violated the ceasefire again on Friday. As politicians continue to pass the buck, the residents are left at the mercy of Indo-Pak politics. "We cannot go for talks when rear cattle and our structures are...
  • PM will take 'appropriate, positive decision' on ceasefire violation: Kalraj Mishra June 14, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Thursday said India will never tolerate intrusion by any country into its territories and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take 'an appropriate and positive decision' on ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take positive decision on this issue (the ceasefire...
  • General Bikram Singh briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day Pakistani troops shelled Indian positions, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Friday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the security situation, including ceasefire violations, operational preparedness of the force and its requirements. The urgent need to upgrade infrastructure in areas bordering Pakistan and China was also...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Modi replies to Sharif's letter, says he looks forward to working with Pak June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC, no casualty June 13, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the entire Medhar area in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control has come under attack on Friday. Small arms, grenades and rocket propelling grenades were being used by the Pakistan Army since 7 AM. The Indian Army retaliated after heavy firing from...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch May 21, 2014

    In yet another violation of ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian guards. There was no death, injury or damage to anyone on the Indian side of the LoC in the exchange of fire that...