LoC

  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan may extend Non-Discriminatory market access to India by March 10-03-2014 09:23 PM

    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...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade 27-02-2014 06:31 PM

    India and Pakistani officials are likely to meet in New Delhi next month to review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for trade along the Line of Control in the wake of the row over arrest of a truck driver hailing from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for allegedly smuggling 'brown sugar' worth Rs.100 crore....
  • Cross LoC trade resumes on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route 26-02-2014 02:01 PM

    Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for over five weeks. "The trade between the two sides of Kashmir on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumed today following agreement between the two sides on Monday to this effect," officials said. They said 22 trucks carrying goods...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah 21-02-2014 06:39 PM

    As many as 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others injured in 208 incidents of firing from across Lone of Control (LoC) in Jammu region last year, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday. 25 civilians were also injured in the firing from across the LoC. In a written...
  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus service to resume from Monday 30-01-2014 07:13 PM

    Inching towards the resolution of the deadlock over the cross LoC trade, Indian and Pakistan officials on Thursday decided to resume the operations of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus from Monday. A senior state government official said the decision was taken at a meeting held at the Kaman Post on the...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India 27-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the cross-LoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the Poonch-Rawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery 26-01-2014 12:33 PM

    Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively. The three are among 368 gallantry award winners...
  • Current impasse first test of intra-Kashmir trade: Pakistan 24-01-2014 06:29 PM

    With intra-Kashmir trade suspended for a week, Pakistan on Friday said it is keen on resolving the impasse which it described as the "first test" of the arrangement on contacts and movement of goods between the two sides of the region. "We have a very deep interest in the process,...
  • PoK authorities suspend cross-LoC bus service over arrest of Pakistani driver 20-01-2014 01:29 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Monday suspended the cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus service on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road to press for the release of a Pakistani driver arrested by Indian authorities in connection with smuggling of narcotics worth Rs 100 crore. "We were informed by PoK authorities that the Karavan-e-Aman...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations 17-01-2014 05:43 PM

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level...
  • Pakistan describes Indo-Pak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' 26-12-2013 05:08 PM

    Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries as a "positive step forward", Pakistan on Thursday said better relations with India is a top priority. "This meeting is a positive step forward," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said about the December 24 meet between the Directors General of...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media 25-12-2013 08:19 PM

    The meeting of senior Indian and Pakistani military officials to reduce tensions on the LoC was important due to the "symbolism and value" attached to it, a leading Pakistani daily claimed on Wednesday. Such "meetings can be used for making the point that skirmishes on the border are more a...
  • Will give Pakistan benefit of doubt but not at India's cost, says Khurshid 11-11-2013 08:25 PM

    India will give Pakistan the "benefit of the doubt" as they pursue peace amid a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC but this cannot be at India's cost, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said. "...if you look at the ground reality and you look at the result of...
  • Peace on LoC necessary to engage with Pakistan: India 09-11-2013 04:13 PM

    India on Saturday reiterated the need for peace and tranquility on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir if India and Pakistan were to engage. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters that Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's foreign affairs adviser, would be meeting External...
  • Kashmir must cement India-Pakistan friendship, says Mehbooba 04-11-2013 04:54 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir "should become the bridge for friendship between India and Pakistan and not their battlefield", People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday. At a peace rally here, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters: "This rally is for peace. For one and a half months there have been...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting 28-10-2013 10:30 PM

    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 de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation 28-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar...
  • People living along Jammu IB relieved as calm prevails 27-10-2013 09:21 PM

    People living along the international border (IB) in the Jammu frontier heaved a sigh of relief due to the three-day lull in the border skirmishes, which had forced many to move to safer places. No ceasefire violation has been reported along the international border and the LoC for the past...
  • Ceasefire violation ends as BSF gives befitting reply to Pakistan 26-10-2013 10:07 PM

    Guns fell silent, on Saturday, after 12-day border skirmishes as BSF troops gave befitting reply to Pakistan by using equal calibre weapons in lethal retaliatory action along the International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier. "There has been no ceasefire violation from Pakistani side from yesterday evening till this evening... Guns...
  • Pakistan disappointed over no progress on ending LoC violations 25-10-2013 04:18 PM

    Pakistan on Friday said it is "disappointed" that progress has not been made on ending ceasefire violations on the LoC despite a meeting between Pakistani and Indian Prime Ministers. Disputing allegations that Pakistan is indulging in unprovoked firing, Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said, "We are also disappointed that progress...
  • Assessing if Pakistan serious about ceasefire, says India 20-10-2013 07:14 PM

    Moscow: India said on Sunday it would assess the situation arising out of a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the border in Jammu and Kashmir as it develops and leave it for the time being to the two directors general of military operations who have been tasked...
  • No dates decided yet for Indo-Pak DGMOs meet, informs Foreign Secy 18-10-2013 07:01 PM

    Notwithstanding increased border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan are yet to decide a date for a meeting between their DGMOs, three weeks after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided that they would meet to address the issue. "At this juncture, we have no dates,"...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire 15-10-2013 12:15 PM

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions without any provocation in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) of Jammu and Kashmir late on Monday evening, a defence spokesman told IANS. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Hamirpur area of Mendhar sector in Poonch district...
  • Pakistani troops violates ceasefire again, opens fire in Poonch 13-10-2013 12:22 AM

    In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts along LoC in Poonch district with mortar shelling and automatic weapons, prompting Indian troops to retaliate strongly. Pakistani Army troops resorted to firing of mortar shells, automatic and small arms firing in forward areas along LoC in Bharasingha and Mendhar...
  • India, Pakistan not at 'resumed talks' stage, says Salman Khurshid 12-10-2013 04:56 PM

    Making it clear that India and Pakistan are not at a stage where they can resume dialogue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said recent incidents on the LoC are "upsetting" and are not conducive to the normalisation of ties. "I must make it very clear that we have...
  • Terror, talks cannot go together, says Rajnath Singh 08-10-2013 03:46 PM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said terror and talks cannot go together and hinted that the relations between India and Pakistan appeared to be the same now as they were ahead of the Kargil conflict in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999. "The Prime Minister should understand, terror and talks...
  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...