LoC

  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade February 27, 2014

    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. Trading...
  • Cross LoC trade resumes on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route February 26, 2014

    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 from...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah February 21, 2014

    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 reply...
  • Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus service to resume from Monday January 30, 2014

    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 LoC...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India January 27, 2014

    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 point...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery January 26, 2014

    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 this...
  • Current impasse first test of intra-Kashmir trade: Pakistan January 24, 2014

    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, the...
  • PoK authorities suspend cross-LoC bus service over arrest of Pakistani driver January 20, 2014

    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 (Peace...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations January 17, 2014

    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 flag...
  • Pakistan describes Indo-Pak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' December 26, 2013

    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 Military...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media December 25, 2013

    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 result...
  • Will give Pakistan benefit of doubt but not at India's cost, says Khurshid November 11, 2013

    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 our...
  • Peace on LoC necessary to engage with Pakistan: India November 9, 2013

    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 Affairs...
  • Kashmir must cement India-Pakistan friendship, says Mehbooba November 4, 2013

    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 tensions...
  • 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 de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along Ramgarh...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    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 Menon,...
  • People living along Jammu IB relieved as calm prevails October 27, 2013

    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 three...
  • Ceasefire violation ends as BSF gives befitting reply to Pakistan October 26, 2013

    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 have...
  • Pakistan disappointed over no progress on ending LoC violations October 25, 2013

    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 has...
  • Assessing if Pakistan serious about ceasefire, says India October 20, 2013

    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 October 18, 2013

    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," Foreign...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire October 15, 2013

    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 last...
  • Pakistani troops violates ceasefire again, opens fire in Poonch October 13, 2013

    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 battalion...
  • India, Pakistan not at 'resumed talks' stage, says Salman Khurshid October 12, 2013

    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 October 8, 2013

    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 cannot...
  • BJP demands PM's explanation on Pakistan infiltration October 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should explain to the people of the country his recent talks with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York even after Pakistani infiltration across the LoC. "The Prime Minister should explain to the people of the...
  • DGMOs to meet soon, discuss LoC problems: Pakistan October 3, 2013

    The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet soon to discuss ways to reduce tensions on the LoC, with Islamabad today hoping that such engagements will facilitate the resumption of the stalled composite dialogue. The "immediate takeaway" of the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New York...