PoK

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Atleast 300 people in PoK flee homes after cross-border shelling 27-08-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK 03-08-2013 02:02 AM

    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...
  • 'AFSPA should not be revoked from J&K' 30-12-2011 07:38 PM

    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...
  • Map showing PoK in Pak removed from US site 22-11-2011 12:09 AM

    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...
  • India asks US to correct map showing PoK in Pak 21-11-2011 07:32 PM

    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 21-11-2011 08:48 AM

    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' 24-10-2011 04:20 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan releases Indian chopper that crossed LoC 23-10-2011 06:20 PM

    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...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK 12-10-2011 01:55 PM

    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...
  • Is the China threat real or exaggerated? 05-10-2011 10:36 PM

    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 05-10-2011 05:57 PM

    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...
  • Hospitality to PoK leaders to bring change: Omar 27-09-2011 05:10 PM

    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...
  • J&K Govt chopper used to fly ex-PoK PM 22-09-2011 11:07 AM

    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...
  • 2,500 terrorists in launching pads in Pak, PoK 09-08-2011 02:59 PM

    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...
  • Chinese presence in PoK a concern: Army 16-05-2011 07:37 AM

    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...
  • Indo-Pak cross-LoC trade hits tax roadblock 14-04-2011 03:44 PM

    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...
  • UK Muslims send problem kids to PoK: WikiLeaks 05-02-2011 07:55 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again 03-01-2011 05:01 PM

    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...
  • Lashkar terror camps still active in Pakistan 27-11-2010 04:03 PM

    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...
  • Limits on talks unless Pak stops terrorism: Menon 01-10-2010 02:59 PM

    Washington: After the latest sparring between India and Pakistan at the UN General Assembly, the National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said India is willing to talk to Pakistan, but if terror activities continue limits will have to be set for the dialogue process. "We have made quite clear that...
  • India's pressure works; China says PoK not in Pak 05-09-2010 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: Two days after Indian government lodged a formal protest with its Chinese counterpart for referring to PoK as part of northern Pakistan, China has now removed the reference from its foreign affairs website, according to the state news agency Xinhua. Union Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna had categorically said...
  • J-K is an inalienable part of India: Krishna 04-09-2010 12:54 PM

    Mumbai/ Beijing: A day after China claimed Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Northern Pakistan, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has expressed his concern saying that Jammu and Kashmir is an inalienable part of India. "Jammu and Kashmir is an inalienable part of India and we have noted with great concern the...
  • India conveys concern to China on Gilgit 03-09-2010 08:14 PM

    China has claimed its troops are in Gilgit Baltistan for flood control. ...
  • China denies troops presence in PoK 02-09-2010 12:34 PM

    Beijing: China has rejected reports of the presence of upto 11,000 of its troops in the Gilgit area of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), saying that such "groundless" reports were being put out with "ulterior motives" to hurt Beijing's ties with New Delhi and Islamabad. "We believe the attempts of some people to...
  • No Chinese troops present in PoK: Pakistan 31-08-2010 11:11 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed as a "figment of imagination" a media report that the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the country had been handed over to China and that 10,000 Chinese troops had moved into the area. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit rejected assertions made in this regard in an article...