International Border

  • BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu 4 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan rejects J&K as India's integral part January 7, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a disputed territory, rejecting India's assertion that the entire state is its integral part. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit made the remarks in response to a statement from India's External Affairs Ministry on January 4 regarding the incorrect depiction of...
  • Arms, ammunition recovered from near Pak border January 6, 2012

    Ferozepur: The Border Security Force on Friday recovered arms and ammunition from a pit close to the International Border with Pakistan in Amarkot sector of the district. The weapons were found following information received by BSF personnel based on an intercept, DIG BSF Rajesh Gupta, of the Ferozepur Sector Headquarter told...
  • 5 BSF jawans injured in blast near Jammu border December 26, 2009

    Jammu: Five BSF jawans were on Saturday injured in an explosion near the International Border in Hiranagar area of Kathua district in Jammu division. The explosion occurred at around 0915 hours on Saturday morning when a BSF patrolling party was marching near border outpost of Mangu Chak in Hiranagar sector, BSF...
  • BSF outpost faces firing from Pakistan border October 2, 2009

    Jammu: In the second incident of its kind in a fortnight, a BSF outpost on Wednesday night came under fire from across the International Border with Pakistan in R S Pura sector but there was no casualty on the Indian side, police officials in Jammu said. ...
  • Starryeyed young women set to guard borders July 26, 2009

    Hoshiarpur, Punjab: The 178 women, most of them from small towns and villages, inducted into the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday to guard the international borders, are starryeyed at the thought of being the first women in this job crucial to India's security. Sandeep Ghuman, one of the five...
  • Pakistani bunkers along the border a big worry July 15, 2009

    Jammu: In yet another provocative act the Pakistani army has started building fresh bunkers along the international border and the activity has increased post 26/11. The Pakistani towers and concrete bunkers are situated uncomfortably close to the international border and their existence has always worried India. Border Security Force officials have told...
  • 26/11 fallout: Pak resorts to diversionary tactics December 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan is resorting to diversionary tactics to deflect attention from its own terror links to the Mumbai attacks of November 26. Pakistani authorities now claim an Indian has been arrested for Wednesday's Lahore blast. However the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said that it has no official...
  • From stealthy to brazen, infiltrators adopt new strategy September 28, 2008

    Jammu: Border Security Force on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid across the International Border in Pragwal Sector near Jammu, when a group of over 12 intruders came close to the border fence, lobbed a grenade and opened heavy fire. The fire exchange lasted 40 minutes. They used grenades and later...