INDO PAK

  • Nawaz Sharif says India has failed to respond to Pakistan desire for good relations 6 days ago

    Islamabad: India has failed to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, in rare rebuke of a neighbour with which he has promised to mend ties. Sharif made improving relations with India a priority when he swept to power for a third time in a...
  • China wants to promote Indo-Pak peace talks amid Xi Jinping 's visit April 20, 2015

    Beijing: China on Monday said its role in ties between India and Pakistan is to "promote peace talks" between them that will benefit all parties in the region, as Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Islamabad on his maiden visit to boost their "all-weather" strategic ties. China also said it will...
  • Pakistan wants to resume Foreign Secretary-level talks to resolve outstanding issues April 19, 2015

    Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. ...
  • Pakistan says people waving its flag in Srinagar shows love between Kashmir and Pakistan April 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said people waving its national flag on the streets of Srinagar is the "manifestation of deep and lasting emotional bonds" between the Kashmiris and the Pakistanis. Reacting to pro-Pakistan slogans and flags being waved at a rally addressed by hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani against whom an...
  • India giving befitting reply to militants: Manohar Parrikar April 8, 2015

    Kanpur: Claiming that there has been a decline in the number of infiltration bids along the Indo-Pak border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country is giving a befitting reply to militants and this year around 30 insurgents have been killed in encounters. "India has started giving a befitting...
  • Shiv Sena takes a jibe on Naseeruddin Shah over Indo-Pak remarks March 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Taking a dig on Naseeruddin Shah after he expressed regret over the strained relations between India and Pakistan, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the veteran Bollywood actor can seek his answers from those who have been victims of terrorist activities carried out from the soil of the neighbouring...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday March 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of...
  • Pakistan High Commission to brief Hurriyat leader on talks with India March 15, 2015

    Srinagar: After Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has invited Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a briefing on the recent Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks. Mirwaiz, in a statement, said he has been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to apprise him about the recent meeting...
  • India, Pakistan both to benefit from improved relationship: US March 7, 2015

    Washington: Encouraged by the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, the US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship. "We certainly were encouraged that they decided to resume dialogue and obviously believe that both India and Pakistan stand...
  • Ceasefire violations, SAARC connectivity to top foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan today March 3, 2015

    Islamabad: It is a crucial day in the SAARC yatra as India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is visiting Pakistan on Tuesday. The issue of repeated ceasefire violations is likely to top the agenda when he meets his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary. He is also likely to push for better connectivity...
  • All 15 players fit, we're ready for Pakistan: MS Dhoni February 14, 2015

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday urged his team to forget their losing streak in Australia as they prepared for a World Cup opener against arch-rivals Pakistan. The defending champions have endured a miserable three months on tour in Australia where they were beaten 2-0 in the Tests and...
  • Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, bonds over cricket ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to heads of the participating SAARC nations and conveyed best wishes for the event. Noting that five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup, Modi said, "I am sure WC will celebrate...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • 'Big change' under Modi in handling of border trouble with Pakistan: Amit Shah January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst tensions at the borders with Pakistan, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said there has been a "big change" since the Narendra Modi government took charge as, unlike earlier, "Hindustan army" is now hitting back harder in response to ceasefire violations. Shah said "there has been a big...
  • J&K: One BSF soldier killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Hiranagar sector January 5, 2015

    Srinagar: In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. The Kathua district collector said the situation was very serious as Pakistani shells have landed three to four klometres inside the...
  • BSF seizes 5 kg of heroin from Indo-Pak border January 3, 2015

    Ferozepur: Ahead of the ruling party SAD's proposed sit-in against drug smuggling, Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the International Border along Pakistan, on Saturday recovered five kg of heroin with a street value of Rs 25 crore from the border outpost Rattoke. DIG BSF RK Thapa on Saturday said that...
  • Our forces will give fitting reply: Amit Shah on Pakistan firing January 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that under the NDA regime Indian security forces have been retaliating strongly whenever Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border and will continue to take similar action in future. "After BJP formed the government, Indian forces have been giving fitting reply...
  • Pakistan chef talks about cuisine diplomacy at food summit December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Having picked up the 'rasogolla' as a signature culinary item from this part of the country, celebrated Pakistan chef from Karachi Mohammad Arif advocates cuisine diplomacy between the two neighbours. "Bowled over by the 'pyaar' of the people here, in Bengal. As we keep coming for the third successive year...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan envoy expects no breakthrough in bilateral talks with India, unhappy with progress on Kashmir December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resuming the bilateral dialogue with India, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. "India has suspended the dialogue process and now it's their responsibility to resume it," Aziz said. He made the comment...
  • Afghan president played key role in Modi-Sharif handshake: Nepalese Foreign Minister November 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other SAARC leaders played a key role in bringing together Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif for a handshake that ended their cold vibes at the recent SAARC summit, Nepal's foreign minister said on Sunday. "Nepal was making efforts not only...
  • Sharif ready for talks but got cold gestures from India: Pakistan journalist November 26, 2014

    Speaking over talks between India and Pakistan, journalist from the Jang Group Pakistan Farooq Aqdas said that he had questioned Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif over a possible meeting. "He replied saying we should ask the Indian PM instead. The Pakistan government had been willing to hold talks but how what...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit November 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit November 22, 2014

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • Pakistan hopeful of resumption of talks with India soon: Abdul Basit November 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Observing that there is no complete "shutdown" in diplomacy, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit on Sunday hoped the stalled dialogue process with India would resume soon even as he underlined the importance of "adhering to" the ceasefire agreement by both the countries. "Minister for External Affairs Hon'ble Sushma...
  • Pakistan should decide if it wants to talk to India or the separatists: Arun Jaitley November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping a firm stand on India's position on talks with Pakistan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it for Pakistan to decide whether they want to be in talks with the government or the separatists. "It is for Pakistan to decide whom they want to talk to. India...
  • Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pakistan October 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. "India wants to resolve the...
  • J&K: Villagers along Indo-Pak border dig bunkers to protect themselves October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: With firing from the Pakistan side showing no signs to end, the villagers living along the border have resorted to digging bunkers to protect themselves. Abdulliah, one of the villages near the India-Pakistan border has been in the line of fire. The village has been the target of continuous firing...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...