INTERNATIONAL BORDER

  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Hamirpur 4 days ago

    Hamirpur: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again, along the Line of Control in Hamirpur sector in the Rajouri district. Pakistani forces fired at Indian Army posts late on Thursday night. Small arms firing continued for about 90 minutes. No injuries have been reported so far. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani...
  • Pakistan needs to 'incite' those fighting in Kashmir against India: Musharraf 4 days ago

    Islamabad: In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to "incite" those "fighting" in Kashmir. "We have source (in Kashmir) besides the (Pakistan) army. People in Kashmir are fighting against (India). We just need to incite...
  • Firing abates along the border in J&K; Pakistan holds high-level meet to decide on further action October 10, 2014

    Jammu: After nine days of heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border, the situation de-escalated along the 192-km long International Border in Jammu. But Pakistani forces opened fire on four Indian border out posts in Kathua district of the Jammu and Kashmir. "There was no cross-border firing during the...
  • Pakistan under pressure to put an end to border firing, say sources; to hold high-level meeting today October 10, 2014

    Jammu: As tensions along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir escalate, sources claim that after India's aggressive stand, the Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan is under tremendous pressure to find a solution soon. The Pakistani Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a high level meeting of the National Security Council...
  • Residents of 113 border hamlets flee fearing Pakistan firing October 9, 2014

    Kanachak: Leaving behind blood-stained beds, dismantled roof-tops and windows punctured by bullets, residents of border villages say that they were like sitting ducks for target practice of Pakistan's troops as they marched to safer places. "We have become sitting ducks for target practice of Pakistan's troops. Our men have been injured...
  • India engaged in unprovoked firing along the border: Pakistan envoy October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in a strong worded caution asked Pakistan to stop violating the ceasefire, Pakistan too, took an aggressive stand and maintained that it was not Pakistan but India which is engaged in unprovoked firing along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. "Our National Security...
  • If Pakistan persists with adventurism, India will make it unaffordable for them: Arun Jaitley October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting forth a firm stance, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in a strong warning said that if Pakistan does not stop the unprovoked firing, it will have to pay a heavy price. "If Pakistan persists with adventurism, Indian forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable for them,"...
  • 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...
  • Border villages in J&K face the brunt as Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire October 9, 2014

    Arnia: Doors left ajar, bedding left just the way it was, toys lie scattered, it all reminds of how people left in a hurry when they were taken by surprise due to heavy shelling. The Kothe village in Arnia along the International border in Jammu and Kashmir is dotted with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan fires at Indian posts yet again, 2 dead, 6 injured in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 8, 2014

    Jammu: Two people have lost their lives in fresh firing that took place in Samba along the International Border on Wednesday, taking the death toll in ceasefire violations up to seven. Six others including a Border Security Force personnel have also been injured in the firing. "We have been retaliating very...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire at the International Border, targets 50 BSF posts October 8, 2014

    Jammu: The International Border with Pakistan remains tense as firing continued in 7 sectors of Jammu and Kashmir - Hira nagar, Sambha, Arnia, RS Pura, Kanachak, Pargwal and Ramgarh. As many as 50 border security force (BSF) posts were targetted in the shelling that continued till 7 am on Wednesday...
  • Ceasefire violation: Army officer, 2 personnel injured in Pak firing across border October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Firing also continued at Akhnoor's Phargwal area and Arnia in RS Pura sector. "Pakistan is deliberately targeting our civilians which is unacceptable....
  • 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...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: A soldier has died and another one has been injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Kalaroos area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Incidents of continued aggression have been doing the rounds since the past two weeks on the line of Control (LOC) and the...
  • Ceasefire violations: A virtual nightmare for people near the IndoPak border August 29, 2014

    RS Pura International Border: As Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire along the border, the men, women and children living in the villages near the border are living a virtual nightmare every day. These are people caught in the crossfire of the IndoPak politics for decades. One sees tearful women and...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation August 28, 2014

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' April 11, 2014

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our vote...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting October 28, 2013

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to deescalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along Ramgarh...
  • Omar hits out at Sharif, BSF asked to retaliate strongly October 25, 2013

    With the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir injuring 11 civilians, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Friday, hit out at its Premier Nawaz Sharif while the BSF has been asked by the Union Government to retaliate with equal measure in case of any unprovoked firing. In the fresh...
  • Flash floods damage around 700 meters of border fencing in J~~amp;amp;K August 26, 2013

    Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.  Due to flash floods, 700-800 meters of border fencing in the riverine belts in different areas of International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area have suffered damages,...
  • 3 BSF personnel injured in accidental grenade blast June 17, 2013

    Jammu: Three BSF jawans were injured when a grenade accidentally exploded at Ballad post along the international border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district on Sunday. "It was an accidental grenade blast," a BSF official said, adding three jawans were injured in the incident. While Head Constable Sant Kumar received...
  • Odisha CM steps up demand for special category status April 2, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik stepped up the demand for special category status for the state on Monday saying it was a 'genuine right'. "No one can ignore Odisha's demand. It deserves special category status. It is a genuine right," Patnaik said addressing...
  • 'BJP will seal borders, if returned to power' October 18, 2012

    Guwahati: Accusing the Congress of playing "vote bank politics", BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his party would take steps to seal the country's international borders to prevent illegal immigration, if elected to power. "If BJP comes to power, our top priority would be to seal the borders of...
  • Firing from Pak may be linked to tunnel: India August 24, 2012

    Jammu: India will take up with Pakistan the issue of unprovoked firing along International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said on Friday, indicating that it could be linked to the recently unearthed secret tunnel. Singh, who reviewed the security...
  • J&K: Another ceasefire violation by Pak, 1 dead August 17, 2012

    Jammu: Firing has resumed in yet another ceasefire violation at the RS Pura sector in Jammu district. One personnel was killed on Thursday night in the crossfire, which went on for about two hours. "Pak Rangers heavily fired on Indian post of Abdullian in R S Pura subsector of Jammu...
  • Tunnel connecting India, Pak unearthed in J&K July 28, 2012

    Jammu: Authorities on Saturday discovered a 400metre long tunnel, running between India and Pakistan, along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have discovered a tunnel running between Pakistan and India in Samba district," SSP (Samba) Israr Khan told reporters. The tunnel was detected after an area...
  • Border areas need to be developed: Antony February 20, 2012

    Itanagar: Stating that all border areas need to be developed, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said secure and nonporous international borders must remain the topmost priority of the Centre. "We are aware of the challenges which people living in border areas face and it is our collective duty to ensure...