PoK

  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained April 19, 2014

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Atleast 300 people in PoK flee homes after cross-border shelling August 27, 2013

    Several hundred villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) after cross-border shelling allegedly by the Indian army, Pakistani officials said on Monday. Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of killing two women and wounding seven other civilians in shelling across the Line of Control. "Since Sunday at least...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK August 3, 2013

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • Chinese soldiers present in PoK: Army Chief September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Chinese soldiers are present in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) to provide security to its ongoing railways and road projects there, Army Chief General Bikram Singh said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We are told that Chinese soldiers are there to provide protection to their ongoing projects related to their railways, road...
  • Jundal met Lakhvi in Pak jail after 26/11: Sources June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Alleged 26/11 conspirator and Lashkar-e-Toiba mastermind Abu Jundal has told interrogators that after the Mumbai attacks, the headquarters of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was shifted to Dulai in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) under pressure. Sources said that Jundal has also confessed that he had met LeT's operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi...
  • Abu Jundal reveals details of LeT camp in PoK June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Alleged 26/11 conspirator and Lashkar-e-Toiba mastermind Abu Jundal continues to sing in police custody. He has now admitted that the Lashkar-e-Toiba is imparting paragliding training to its recruits at its camp in Muzaffarabad in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir. He also said that paragliding has been made a part...
  • Youth 'kidnapped' by LeT returns to India June 13, 2012

    Jammu: A youth, who was apparently kidnapped by LeT terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and taken to PoK for arms training, escaped on Wednesday to the Indian side of the state along with his Pakistani wife and three children, seeking safety and shelter, officials said. Mukhtar Ahmed, aged 25, crossed over...
  • Border issue: China blames Indian political system February 16, 2012

    Beijing: Blaming India and its multi-party political system for the delay in solving the vexed Sino-India border issue, Chinese state media on Wednesday said the two sides were "far away" from reaching a "fair" agreement due to "suspicion and distrust", which is also impeding progress in bilateral ties. Though the 15th...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK February 9, 2012

    Beijing: Concerned over the Chinese troop presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, India has taken up the issue with the top leadership here. The matter was raised by visiting External Affairs Minister SM Krishna during his talks with the Chinese leaders on Wednesday. Krishna, who met four Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister Yang...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK February 9, 2012

    Beijing: India's concern over the presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was raised by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday in his talks with leaders. Krishna who met four Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi said India's concerns in this regard were conveyed during the...
  • 'AFSPA should not be revoked from J&K' December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Warning that partial revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir will create terrorist 'sanctuaries', Army Chief General VK Singh has said dilution of the controversial Act will be 'detrimental' to national interest. The Army Chief said, "Just one summer of peace does not mean normalcy... Diluting of AFSPA in...
  • Map showing PoK in Pak removed from US site November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The US on Monday night removed from the State Department's website a map of India showing Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of Pakistan after New Delhi raised objections to it. "Map of India that was used on the State Department (website) had inaccuracies but was not meant to...
  • India asks US to correct map showing PoK in Pak November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: India has protested with the United States over a US Department of State map that shows Pakistan occupied Kashmir as a part of Pakistan. The map did not show the region as disputed, neither did it show Kashmir as a part of India. The US number two in...
  • US Govt website shows PoK as part of Pakistan November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The official website of the US Department of State carries a map of the Indian subcontinent that shows PoK as a part of Pakistan. In the case of Aksai Chin region in the north which shares a boundary with China and is currently occupied by Beijing, the map...
  • 'Pak scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper' October 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani military scrambled a combat jet after an Indian army helicopter strayed into the country's airspace and warned the Indian crew that the aircraft would be fired at if it tried to escape, a media report said on Monday. Pakistani authorities forced the Indian helicopter with a four-member crew to...
  • Pakistan releases Indian chopper that crossed LoC October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The official sources have confirmed that the issue of Army helicopter being forced to land in PoK by Pakistani military, has been resolved. Military and diplomatic channels of the two countries were activated and the Army Aviation Corp's Cheetah helicoper with three middle-level officers and a JCO on board...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to China over the presence of Chinese personnel in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and asserted that it was consistently strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector to meet any challenge. "We have conveyed our concerns to China, and at the same time we are consistently...
  • Is the China threat real or exaggerated? October 5, 2011

    Indian Army Chief General VK Singh says there are nearly 4,000 Chinese in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. ...
  • Army Chief says Chinese troops present in PoK October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General VK Singh says there are nearly 4,000 Chinese in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir including several soldiers of the People's Liberation Army. "There are certain construction teams present in PoK. There are around 3000-4000 people present for various construction work. There are certain people for the security of...
  • Hospitality to PoK leaders to bring change: Omar September 27, 2011

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said he would not mind extending state hospitality to visiting leaders from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) if it helps in bringing about a change of heart in them. "I will not mind extending state hospitality to him (PoK leader Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary)...
  • J&K Govt chopper used to fly ex-PoK PM September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is in the line of fire after reports revealed that he allowed the use of the state chopper for separatist supporter and former prime minister of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) Sultan Mehmood Chowdhary during a personal visit. Omar allegedly went out of...
  • 2,500 terrorists in launching pads in Pak, PoK August 9, 2011

    New Delhi: About 2,500 terrorists are present in launching pads in Pakistan and PoK, Government said on Tuesday. "A number of training camps and launching pads are reportedly active in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir/ Pakistan. As per assessment, there are around 2,500 terrorists in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir/Pakistan," Minister of State for Home Jitendra...
  • Chinese presence in PoK a concern: Army May 16, 2011

    Srinagar: A senior Army commander on Sunday said there is a considerable Chinese presence in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), terming it a "cause of concern". "There is a considerable amount of Chinese presence in PoK," General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Army's northern command Lt General K T Parnaik said. He said...
  • Indo-Pak cross-LoC trade hits tax roadblock April 14, 2011

    Chakkan Da Bagh (Poonch, J&K): It was tipped to be one of the prime confidence building measures between India and Pakistan. But cross-Line of Control trade remains suspended for the past six weeks after Jammu and Kashmir government decided to levy a tax on it. Traders in Chakkan Da Bagh near...
  • UK Muslims send problem kids to PoK: WikiLeaks February 5, 2011

    London: British Muslims are sending their "problem children" to Islamic schools in PoK where they are at risk of being recruited by terror outfit al-Qaeda, according to secret US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks. In a communique dated July 18, 2008, Laura Hickey, a senior British official, told the Americans that...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again January 3, 2011

    Jammu: In the first ceasefire violation this year, Pakistan troops resorted to small arms firing on Indian forward posts along the border in Poonch district. "There was small arms firing on forward posts along the Line of Control in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district around 2140 hours last night", a senior...
  • Lashkar terror camps still active in Pakistan November 27, 2010

    Srinagar: Confessions by a 20-year-old Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist in Jammu has given the security forces a jitter. The captured terrorist, Mohammad Saleem Rehmani, reveled that terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, which were wound up after the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, have been relocated and not closed. Rehmani is the...