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  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet 2 days ago

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. ...
  • Ceasefire violations: A virtual nightmare for people near the Indo-Pak border 3 days ago

    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 Indo-Pak politics for decades. One sees tearful women and...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation 4 days ago

    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." ...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan met on Tuesday and discussed the repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border. It was decided that regular flag meetings will be held between field commanders to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, back home, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks 6 days ago

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
  • J&K: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF 1 week ago

    Jammu: Indian troops have given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, BSF said on Sunday while strongly criticising it for repeatedly disturbing peace along the border. IG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, talking to reporters, also said that Pakistan wanted to divert the attention of...
  • Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar Abdullah 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. "I hope that there is some rethink...
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • Pakistan once again violates ceasefire, shells 20 BSF posts along LoC 1 week ago

    Jammu: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire once again as it fired indiscriminately on 20 Border Security Force posts in RS Pura sector and Arania sub sector of Jammu in the wee hours of Sunday. Six houses have been damaged in the firing. Violation of ceasefire was also reported in Poonch and Mendhar...
  • J&K: Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the army, a Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomising his assistant (sahayak). Sahayaks, who were earlier known as Batmans, are regular combat soldiers who are...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over firing along the LoC August 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest over "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops. Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) and issued a demarche over firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on August 10-11,...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector, no casualties August 10, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC). No injuries from Indian side have been reported in the firing. "Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate August 5, 2014

    Jammu: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate. "Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Poonch district...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again, Army retaliates July 26, 2014

    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,...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Defence minister visits LoC in Kashmir June 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited the forward areas on Sunday along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and said Indian soldiers are doing a commendable job in safeguarding the country's borders. "Visited the Army Posts at the LoC in the Haji Pir Area. Our soldiers are doing a...
  • Fiscal disciplining required to put economy back on track: FM June 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said fiscal disciplining is required to put the economy of the country back on tracks as India has witnessed two successive years of sub-five per cent growth. "At this time, you will require to take some decisions to make sure that the economy is...
  • Our soldiers capable of giving a befitting reply to ceasefire violations: Jaitley June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is on a two day visit to the Line of Control (LoC) during which he is likely to review the security situation with the state government and senior military officials. Speaking on the ceasefire violation that took place along the LoC on Friday, the Defence...
  • J&K set for Jaitley's visit June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading out on a two day visit to the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The visit comes after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement, which took the life of one soldier of the Indian army. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fire at Indian posts in Mendhar May 4, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday night by firing at Indian posts in the Mendhar sector of Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation was reported between 11.30 pm and 11.35 pm. The Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing using semi automatic and automatic...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along the LoC, heavy firing reported April 25, 2014

    Jammu: Heavy firing has been reported along the LoC in the Kerni sector in Poonch. According to sources, firing started at 9 am on Friday has been continuing intermittently. Small arms and automatic weapons have been reportedly used. "Pak troops resorted to small arms firing and mortars firing on Indian...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Kupwara encounter ends, two terrorists gunned down April 8, 2014

    Srinagar: An encounter which took place in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir leaving five dead ended on Tuesday evening. Two policemen, one Army personnel and two terrorists have been killed in the encounter. Four Army personnel were also injured. The encounter took place in the Zoonarewshi area of district Kupwara district near...
  • Pakistan may extend Non-Discriminatory market access to India by March March 10, 2014

    Pakistan is likely to extend Non-Discriminatory Market Access to India by the end of this month which would give a huge boost to bilateral trade ties, a media report on Monday said. Pakistan would get maximum tariff concessions for its export-oriented industry and in return will extend NDMA to India when...