BORDER

  • Landslide on Badrinath route, 500 pilgrims stranded 3 days ago

    Gopeshwar: About 500 pilgrims were stranded in Badrinath after a fresh landslide blocked the road near Joshimath in Chamoli district in Gopeshwar on Thursday. "Three helicopters have been rushed to Joshimath by the state government to rescue the stranded pilgrims and bring them to Joshimath," said Chamoli District Magistrate Ashok Kumar. A...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit ArunachalPradesh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will undertake a three-day visit starting on Friday to Arunachal Pradesh, just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to China. Parrikar will visit Army stations in the state and will also attend the Tawang festival. Modi is scheduled to travel to China in May. China...
  • Pakistan bid to fuel separatism in Kashmir keeps border hot: BSF 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan's "implicit bid" to fuel separatism in Kashmir is keeping the India's border with the neighbouring country "alive and dangerous", the top commander of Border Security Force (BSF) said in New Delhi on Thursday. "Pakistan's strategy of waging proxy wars, neighbouring areas flourishing as markets for arms and drugs,...
  • BSF camp attack: Maoist couple nabbed in Chhattisgarh April 18, 2015

    Raipur: A Naxal couple, allegedly involved in the gun-battle at Chhote Baithiya BSF post in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district earlier this week, were arrested on Saturday. Dasru Pungati alias Vikram (35) and his wife Nirmala (38) were apprehended from Burgi Pipili village in the neighbouring Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, station house officer...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan Rangers resort to unprovoked firing in Kathua April 15, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the Border Security Force (BSF) outpost in Hiranagar sector of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Wednesday. A senior police officer said, "Pakistan Rangers used small arms and automatic weapons to target Karole Krishna border outpost of the BSF...
  • Border dispute has 'good prospects' of resolution: China April 15, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Beijing next month, China on Wednesday said the border dispute has "good prospects" of resolution if it is backed by "strong political will" from both sides. Huang Xilian, Deputy Director General of Asian Affairs, said Beijing wants India and China to act...
  • Chhattisgarh: Third Naxal attack in 48 hours, BSF soldier killed in gunbattle in Kanker district April 13, 2015

    Raipur: In the third Naxal attack in the last 48 hours, one Border Security Force soldier was killed in a gunbattle with the rebels in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday. A group of Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote...
  • China plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mount Everest April 9, 2015

    Beijing: China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest, a move that could raise alarm in India about the Communist giant's growing influence in its neighbourhood. "A proposed extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the China-Nepal border through...
  • India giving befitting reply to militants: Manohar Parrikar April 8, 2015

    Kanpur: Claiming that there has been a decline in the number of infiltration bids along the Indo-Pak border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country is giving a befitting reply to militants and this year around 30 insurgents have been killed in encounters. "India has started giving a befitting...
  • Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for 5th consecutive day April 5, 2015

    Jammu: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continued to remain closed for traffic for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, leaving over 700 Kashmir-bound trucks and light passenger vehicles stranded. Authorities have not allowed any fresh movement of traffic from Jammu to Srinagar...
  • China says it agrees with India to maintain border peace March 24, 2015

    Beijing: China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquility along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China's foreign ministry said after talks in New Delhi. The talks are aimed at fixing a dispute over the border that divides Asia's largest nations, part of...
  • NIA team visits Nadia district in search of Burdwan blast case accused March 23, 2015

    Krishanagar: An NIA team on Monday visited the Thanarpara area in Nadia district close to the Indo-Bangla border in search of a Burdwan blast case accused. The team gave the Thanarpara Police a warrant against Jahir-ul Sheikh. It also went to Sheikh's house and...
  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi March 23, 2015

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Chinese envoy to hold Himalayan border row talks in India March 22, 2015

    A Chinese envoy will hold talks in India from Sunday aimed at fixing a dispute about the Himalayan border that divides Asia's largest nations, part of a push to make progress on the festering row before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China. China's special representative, Yang Jiechi, will visit India from...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along International Border in Samba March 12, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing along the Indo-Pak border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a Border Security Force officer said on Wednesday. Pakistan Rangers fired two rounds on a STOP-2 post of BSF along the International Border (IB) in Ramgarh sector on Tuesday. BSF did...
  • China says progress being made on India border talks March 8, 2015

    Beijing: Progress is being made on drawn-out border talks with India, China's foreign minister said on Sunday, likening the process to climbing a mountain that becomes harder the closer to the summit you get. The neighbouring giants have had numerous rounds of talks over the years without making much apparent process,...
  • Government to recruit women officers in Indo-Tibetan Border Police for first time March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In a maiden initiative undertaken for women empowerment in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the government has decided to recruit young female officers in the force and deploy them at select locations like Nathula Pass along the Indo-China frontier. ITBP is the designated security force to secure 3,488-km of the...
  • China says border dispute with India 'contained', adds it's like climbing a mountain March 8, 2015

    Beijing: China on Sunday said the border dispute with India has been "contained" and the Indian elephant and Chinese dragon should "do more" to strengthen the bilateral cooperation to facilitate its settlement. Addressing his annual press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's legislature, Foreign Minister Wang...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Budget focuses on road network on borders with China, Pakistan February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: NDA government has in its infrastructure development initiatives focused on connecting with all weather roads along borders with nearly 100 per cent increase in allocation for construction of roads along Sino-India and Indo-Pak boundaries. Keeping in mind the facilitation of troops along the 4,056-km Sino-India border stretching from 'Karakoram...
  • BSF 'mahila' troops sets off for unique camel safari along India-Pakistan border February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A contingent of over two dozen women, including border guarding 'mahila' troops of Border Security Force, have embarked on a maiden 2,300-km camel safari along India's international border with Pakistan. The all-women team will traverse different terrains in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab on camel backs and the journey is...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Indian Express video nails Coast Guard DIG, seen boasting 'we blew off the Pakistan' boat February 18, 2015

    The Indian Express on Wednesday released the video showing Indian Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claiming that he ordered the Pakistani boat which was near the Indian maritime border on the intervening night of December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 be blown off. The DIG is clearly seen in...
  • West Bengal: BSF jawan opens fire, 1 killed, 4 injured in Malda February 17, 2015

    Malda (WB): In a suspected case of fratricide, a Border Security Force jawan on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the force's camp near Malda on Tuesday, killing a colleague and injuring four others. BSF Director Inspector General, Malda Sector, Raj Singh Rathore, said a BSF personnel belonging to the 20 battalion...
  • Clarke should replace Bailey, Watson unimpressive: Border February 16, 2015

    Brisbane: Former cricket World Cup-winning captain Allan Border expects stand-in skipper George Bailey to be dropped in favour of regular captain Michael Clarke during Australia's next match. Australia defeated England by 111 runs Saturday with Bailey playing a crucial knock of 55 runs in the victory. The World Cup co-hosts play...
  • World Cup 2015: Allan Border urges Australia to embrace pressure February 12, 2015

    Melbourne: World Cup-winning captain Allan Border on Thursday urged Australia to make the most of the pressure and expectation that comes with hosting the game's biggest event. Host nations have a poor record in cricket World Cups, with India's victory in 2011 only the second time in 10 tournaments the host...
  • 'India, China need to show flexibility to settle border issue' February 11, 2015

    Beijing: Calling on India to adopt a more "pro-active approach" to resolve the boundary issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected May visit to China, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuseday that both sides need to demonstrate "flexibility and innovation" to reach a settlement especially over Arunachal Pradesh. In...
  • Australia better prepared than the class of 1992: Allan Border February 10, 2015

    Former Australian captain Allan Border believes the lessons of his side's devastating early exit from the 1992 World Cup held at home have been learned and the current squad will win the tournament. Border was captain of the 1992 team which was one of the pre-tournament favourites but suffered shock early...
  • China asks India to sign a new Code of Conduct on Border management February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 18th round of Special Representative Boundary talks between India and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Munich on the sidelines of a international security conference and discussed steps to deepen the bilateral cooperation. China asked India to sign...
  • World Cup Flashback: Awesome Australia win maiden crown in 1987 February 6, 2015

    Twelve long years and three editions later, the cricket World Cup left the shores of England to move to the sub-continent with India and Pakistan becoming the first co-hosts in 1987, that saw a new title sponsor and produced a new champion. The reign of 60-over matches gave way to the...