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  • Army likely to replace the Indo Tibetan Border Police along LAC with China: Sources 4 days ago

    Leh: In a significant move aimed at countering the increasing threat and incidents of incursion by China's People's Liberation Army, the Centre is contemplating replacing the ITBP by the Army, particularly in the Ladakh sector. Maximum number of incidents of incursion have been reported here. The Army's role in handling the...
  • Red alert on Tamil Nadu-Kerala border areas 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Apparently anticipating trouble, Kerala government sounded red alert on Kerala-Tamil Nadu borders in the wake of Bangalore Special Court convicting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. State Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala instructed the State DGP to observe special vigil in border areas against the background...
  • 1.3 kg heroin seized at India-Pakistan border 4 days ago

    Amritsar: Security forces on Saturday recovered 1.3 kg heroin, arms and two mobile phones having Pakistani SIM cards from Kahangarh border outpost area. Confirming the seizure, BSF DIG RPS Jaswal said troops had recovered 1.3 kg heroin worth Rs 6.5 Crore, one automatic pistol, one magazine, six cartridges, two Pakistani...
  • BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu 6 days ago

    Jammu: The six kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources said. It must be recalled that the flood waters of the Tawi river had damaged 10 BSF border posts and...
  • Ladakh stand-off: Flag meeting likely between Indian and Chinese soldiers today 1 week ago

    Chumar (Ladakh): In the recent development of the continuing border stand off with the Chinese Army, India has demanded the restoration of the pre-September 10 situation in Chumar, defence sources have reported. The two countries are also likely to hold a flag meeting today in the Chushul sector of Ladakh to...
  • Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarabad: Pakistanoccupied Kashmir's parliament on Tuesday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods. Monsooninduced flooding has wreaked havoc on both sides of the Himalayan region, which is divided between...
  • Manish Tewari slams government for not taking border incursions seriously September 20, 2014

    Congress party member Manish Tewari has slammed the government for not taking border incursions seriously, accusing it of not having an effective plan to deal with intrusions from Pakistan and China. ...
  • China not warlike, says Xi, as border standoff dominates India trip September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: China is not a warlike nation, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, during a rare trip to neighbour India that was dominated by a standoff on a barren Himalayan plateau between soldiers from the world's two most populous nations. Robust comments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute...
  • India, China sign 16 pacts worth $20 bn in two days September 18, 2014

    Chinese president Xi Jinping announced investments worth 20 billion dollars over the next five years. Sixteen agreements were signed, which included two industrial parks in India and investments in the Railways. Jinping also invited PM Narendra Modi to visit China next year. ...
  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Tibetan leader Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as the latter's President Xi Jinping visits India. According to Dalai Lama both these countries are strong players as they are emerging economies and maintaining a good relationship with each other is very vital for...
  • Border disputes never affected relations between New Delhi, Beijing: China September 16, 2014

    Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India on Wednesday, China tried to play down the border dispute with the Chinese Foreign Secretary saying that border issues have never affected the development of IndiaChina relations. ...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • J&K: 108 jawans airlifted from border out posts September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Choppers airlifted 108 BSF and Army men from forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) as floods have badly hit security infrastructure along IndoPak border. "A total of 108 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various marooned BoPs and forward posts along IndoPak border...
  • J&K: People living in the border areas have been alerted says Commissioner September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu said that many people had been rescued from the flood affected areas. "All departments have been put on high alert. People living in the border areas have been alerted," said Shantmanu. ...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan September 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near IndoPak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • J&K: One soldier killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: A soldier has died and another one has been injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Kalaroos area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Incidents of continued aggression have been doing the rounds since the past two weeks on the line of Control (LOC) and the...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • Alert on IndoPak border after 15 terrorists infiltrate into Rajasthan's border districts August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sent an alert to police in four border districts of Rajasthan's Bikaner division over reports of 15 terrorists infiltrating into the area from Pakistan. The Border Security Force (BSF) has tightened the security along the IndoPak border in Jaisalmer and Barmer following the alert. The report comes...
  • Ceasefire violations: A virtual nightmare for people near the IndoPak border August 29, 2014

    RS Pura International Border: As Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire along the border, the men, women and children living in the villages near the border are living a virtual nightmare every day. These are people caught in the crossfire of the IndoPak politics for decades. One sees tearful women and...
  • Congress member Manish Tewari slams government on ceasefire violation August 28, 2014

    Congress member Manish Tewari said, "This is a failure on the part of the BJP and NDA to bring peace at the border. The situation on the Line of Control and International border is very tense." ...
  • 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...
  • AssamNagaland border conflict: Chettiya residents flee home, await rehabilitation August 23, 2014

    Chettiya in Assam presents a sad spectacle after nine villages were burnt to the ground and nine people shot dead by Nagas. Hundreds have fled the area and are now living in relief camps waiting for violence to abate. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered a CBI probe into...
  • Will order CBI probe into the recent AssamNagaland border violence, says Assam CM August 23, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday declared that the state government would go for a CBI probe into the recent conflict along the AssamNagaland border. "I have ordered for a CBI probe into the recent happenings along the AssamNagaland border. I have also ordered for a judicial probe...
  • AssamNagaland border violence: Curfew relaxed in Golaghat for 12 hours August 22, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew in Golaghat district was relaxed for 12 hours from Friday morning with the situation "under control and improving further", a senior district official said. There was no report of untoward incident on Friday from any part of the district, including Uriamghat along the AssamNagaland border, he...
  • Assam: Curfew partially lifted in evening; agitators withdraw strike August 21, 2014

    Golaghat: The indefinite curfew imposed in Golaghat district on Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's border flareup was relaxed for a few hours in the evening even as police fired in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse protesters trying to block NH39 at Numaligarh. The curfew would be...
  • AssamNagaland violence intensifies; three dead, six injured in fresh firing in Golaghat August 20, 2014

    Golaghat: Three people have been dead and six have been injured in fresh firing in Golaghat in Assam. Violence has been intensifying along the AssamNagaland border. Earlier, too, nine people from Nagaland were allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at AssamNagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the AssamNagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at AssamNagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the AssamNagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....