BORDER FIRING

  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • Cross-border shelling turns hamlet into 'ghost town' October 9, 2014

    Chilliyari (IB): A day after two women members of a family lost their lives in this border hamlet situated just a kilometre from the International Border, the area resembles a 'ghost town' as all the villagers have abandoned their houses and fled to safer locations. "The village is a ghost town...
  • Repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan: How should India respond? October 7, 2014

    Pakistan has fired at 40 Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir in shelling that began on Sunday evening. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm on Tuesday, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire at Balnoi sector in Poonch. ...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost August 27, 2014

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • 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 brigadierlevel 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 brigadierlevel flag...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops fire mortar bombs on LoC October 24, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the international border in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges till the wee hours of Thursday. "There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts (BoPs)...
  • J&K: Army's claim over Keran operations under a cloud October 20, 2013

    Nearly a fortnight after the Army operations were called off in Keran sector, questions have cropped up over what happened during the long intrusion by infiltrators from Pakistan believed to be from its special forces. The Army operations, which were said to have been stopped on October 8, continued even five...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan targets 10 Indian posts, 2 BSF jawans injured October 18, 2013

    Two BSF jawans were injured on Friday as Pakistani troops opened fire at ten border out posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts. Violating the ceasefire, the Pakistani rangers fired on border out posts and forward civilian areas along International Border in R S Pura,...
  • No dates decided yet for IndoPak 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan Army Chief visits LoC to assess the situation September 3, 2013

    Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Tuesday, visited the LoC to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks. Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of Control, an area that has witnessed heavy exchanges of fire...
  • Lower diplomatic ties with Pak till it mends ways, says BJP chief Rajnath Singh August 31, 2013

    BJP President Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, slammed PM Manmohan Singh for deciding to engage Pakistan across the talks table, saying India should lower the status of its diplomatic relations with the neighbouring country in light of recent ceasefire violations by it. "Government of India should lower the status of its diplomatic...
  • Pakistan asks world bodies to intervene in Kashmir issue August 30, 2013

    Pakistan, on Friday, said the world community should play its role for resolving the Kashmir dispute as India's insistence on settling the issue through bilateral talks has not produced results. India has always insisted on solving this issue through bilateral talks, but so far these efforts have failed to produce any...
  • Pakistan claims unprovoked shelling by Indian Army kills one August 25, 2013

    Pakistani, on Sunday, authorities claimed that a woman was killed and six other persons were injured in "unprovoked" Indian Army shelling across the LoC. A woman was killed and six other persons were injured seriously as a result of unprovoked Indian army shelling at Nakyal sector on Line of Control this morning,...
  • Nawaz Sharif holds high-level meeting to review security issues August 22, 2013

    Pakistan's highest decision-making body on security issues, on Thursday, met for the first time since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed office and reviewed tensions with India on the Line of Control. The Defence Committee of the Cabinet also reviewed the security situation in Pakistan and matters related to the war against...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan retaliates, accuses India of shelling as Kashmir tension simmers August 13, 2013

    Pakistan accused Indian troops of firing shells across the disputed border in Kashmir on Monday and tensions ran high in both countries after last week's killing of Indian soldiers set off a wave of skirmishes between the two nucleararmed rivals. Clashes flared along the 740km (445mile) Line of Control that divides...
  • LoC killings: Rajasthan's BSF jawan injured in crossborder firing dies at AIIMS August 12, 2013

    A BSF troop, injured in crossborder firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on August 5, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. Head Constable Ram Niwas Meena, admitted for treatment at AIIMS since he was injured along the International Border with Pakistan died at 12:30...
  • Pakistani troops fire on Indian posts across LoC June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The "unprovoked" firing lasted for 30 minutes. Indian soldiers fired in retaliation. No casualities were reported, official sources said. "Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) between...
  • Poonch: Fresh firing after Army detects movement near LoC January 12, 2013

    Poonch: Even as the tension between India and Pakistan continues to escalate, fresh firing has been reported from the Krishnaghati area in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, the firing began after the Indian Army noticed some movement across the Line of Control (LoC) in the area. This comes...
  • Pak violates ceasefire for 4th time in a week May 19, 2011

    Jammu: In the fourth ceasefire violation within a week, Pakistan Rangers targeted Indian positions by opening unprovoked firing along the international border in Jammu sector. Pakistan rangers opened unprovoked firing from their forward areas of Sailkote district on the Border Out Posts at KoteKubba in Jammu's Arnia subsector, a senior BSF...
  • Pak troops open fire at Indian outpost in JK June 21, 2010

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops fired at a forward border outpost along the international border in the wee hours on Monday drawing retaliation from BSF troops. An IED explosion also took place along the border line. "There was a crossborder firing from Pakistan's Suragpur post on Abdullia border...