PAKISTAN BORDER

  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional manpower, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • 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 situation stable but fragile: Defence Ministry February 20, 2014

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, the Ministry of Defence has said. The ministry has cautioned that the terror infrastructure across the Line...
  • Man crosses over into Pak territory, did not return back home February 12, 2014

    A man allegedly crossed over to Pakistan, but has not been handed back to Border Security Force by Pakistani authorities, a senior BSF officer said. The man crossed the border from near Babliyan outpost on Sunday evening following which a flag meeting was held, IG BSF PC Meena said. There is no...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks BJP over power crisis in the state January 26, 2014

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three timerule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24hour electricity for the state after a year. "As far as availability of power is concerned, what has BJP done in this regard in its three times...
  • J&K: Borders safe, can't lower the guard, says Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra January 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Northern Commander of the Indian Army Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra said that the year 2013 was peaceful in Jammu & Kashmir, but there were huge number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and also number of attempts of infiltration made from across the Border. Addressing the media he said "entire...
  • Antony questions Pakistan Army over infiltration bids along the border October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony questioned Pakistani Army's role in the infiltration bids along the border, saying that the Indian government had information to prove the claim. "How can terrorists infiltrate without the support of the armed forces of Pakistan. I assure the nation, our armed forces are fully...
  • As nation celebrates IDay, BSF soldiers continue to guard border August 15, 2013

    Srinagar: As we celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, there are some who are busy guarding our frontiers. Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers in RS Pura brave hostile terrain and bad weather to keep people safe. It's Independence Day, but on IndiaPakistan border it's another day of vigilance and dealing with...
  • Aftershock rocks Pakistan after massive Iran earthquake April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: A strong 5.7 magnitude aftershock on Wednesday rocked a remote region of Balochistan province where an earthquake killed dozens and flattened hundreds of houses even as Pakistani troops raced to provide aid to victims. The epicentre of Tuesday's 7.8 magnitude quake lay in southeast Iran but most of the...
  • Pak guards open fire on BSF post, jawan injured August 16, 2012

    Jammu: Pakistani border guards opened fire on a BSF post, critically injuring a jawan and sparking an exchange of fire along the International Border (IB) in Jammu sector on Thursday night. "Pak Rangers heavily fired on Indian post of Abdullian in R S Pura subsector of Jammu district tonight" in the...
  • Pak violates ceasefire again, targets Indian posts August 13, 2012

    Jammu: In the sixth incident of ceasefire violation in less than two weeks, Pakistan troops on Monday opened fire on Indian posts along the IndoPak border in Arnia sector of Jammu district. "There was firing of several rounds on India's Pindi Border out Post (BoP) along the International Border in Arnia...
  • No plans to withdraw troops from Pak border: India May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Monday made it clear that it has no plans to thin out troops from wartime positions in border areas where they were deployed post 26/11. Denying the report published in Pakistani daily Express Tribune, the Defence Ministry said, "There are no such plans (to move troops...
  • Watch: BSF women who shot dead Pakistani intruder May 2, 2012

    In the first incident of its kind, two women BSF constables shot dead a Pakistani intruder on the IndiaPakistan border in Punjab. The incident took place at 1.30 pm on Sunday, April 29, near an observation post at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. The women constables Arti...
  • MBA from Derbyshire is sarpanch in Kashmir May 31, 2011

    Jammu: He earned a masters in business administration (MBA) in Derbyshire and was flooded with job offers. But Gurmeet Singh Bajwa had other dreams. He has just been elected a sarpanch of a small village close to the Pakistan border. At age 28, Bajwa says this is what he is committed...
  • Two rockets fired from Pakistan into Punjab April 19, 2010

    Gurdaspur: Indian and Pakistani troopers exchanged gunfire after two rockets were fired into Indian Punjab from Pakistan, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said here on Monday. BSF Punjab range Deputy Inspector General Jagir Singh told IANS that the rocket attack on Sunday night in Bhamial sector of Gurdaspur district was followed...
  • Pak denies firing rockets into Indian territory September 12, 2009

    Lahore/Amritsar: Tension prevailed at the PakistanIndia border after loud explosions were heard on the Indian side near the AttariWagah check post. However, Pakistan denied on Saturday that its forces were responsible for the blasts. The denial came at a flag meeting in the wee hours of Saturday with the paramilitary Pakistan...
  • Qaeda feels unsafe near Pakistan border: CIA chief January 16, 2009

    Washington: Al Qaeda leaders no longer feel safe in AfghanPakistan border areas, where they face heavy US and Pakistani pressure and their local welcome has worn out, CIA chief Michael Hayden said. Hayden's comments to reporters as he prepares to leave his post underscored a growing Bush...
  • Visa ends, and so does IndiaPak love story September 17, 2008

    Poonch, J&K: A crossborder love story is making news these days. A resident of border village of Poonch is fighting a battle in the courts after his wife, a citizen of Pakistan, was forcibly sent back when her travel permit expired. For Shafaiyat Hussain, it is the IndoPak border which...
  • Taliban still pose a threat to coalition troops July 10, 2008

    Amir Agha (Afghanistan): In Afghanistan's southern Helmund Province Commander Cage's experiences mirror those of coaltion troops in other parts of the country. His motive is to move in, fight the Taliban and win local support. For Cage and his commanders the Taliban's tactic of taking sanctuary in Pakistan's lawless border...
  • Infiltration in the IndoPak border continues May 17, 2008

    The blasts in Jaipur have also brought to focus infiltration by militants. Last week's gunbattles in Jammu and Kashmir show how infiltration still continues, in spite of roundtheclock monitoring by the defence forces. CNNIBN went to the IndoPak border for a firsthand account. ...