INDO PAK TIES

  • Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pakistan 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. "India wants to resolve the...
  • J&K: Villagers along Indo-Pak border dig bunkers to protect themselves October 21, 2014

    Srinagar: With firing from the Pakistan side showing no signs to end, the villagers living along the border have resorted to digging bunkers to protect themselves. Abdulliah, one of the villages near the India-Pakistan border has been in the line of fire. The village has been the target of continuous firing...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...
  • Pakistan government wants peace within and outside borders: Nawaz Sharif October 17, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development. "Pakistan desires peace and tranquility both within and outside its borders so that the much needed socio-economic development goals are achieved. We cannot afford to be distracted in...
  • Pakistan briefs Diplomatic Corps in Islamabad on LoC tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday held a detailed briefing for Islamabad-based foreign diplomats on the tension along the border with India, as part of efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level. Foreign Office said the "entire Diplomatic Corps" was invited for a briefing on the situation arising due to...
  • Pakistani, Indian Army officials speak over hotline, discuss border tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke to each other over the hotline on Tuesday and discussed ways to reduce tension along their border, a media report said Tuesday. "Directors of Military Operations (DMO) of the Pakistani and Indian armies spoke to each other over hotline," reported Dawn online citing...
  • US Senator says UN can play role in calming tempers on LoC violations October 9, 2014

    US Senator Tim Kaine called for UN intervention in the India-Pakistan border standoff. "UN can be a helpful participant sometimes in such issues as a promoter of peace. UN participation should be welcomed in this issue," Kaine said. ...
  • Pakistan targets 60 BSF posts, over 80 villages in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 9, 2014

    Jammu: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir remains tense as firing from Pakistan is on for the fourth straight day in all seven sectors along the International Border. Two Indian women have been killed in overnight shelling that took place on Thursday by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Jammu...
  • MHA asks BSF to seek flag meeting with Pakistan over ceasefire violations: Sources October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday asked the Border Security Force to seek a flag meeting with Pakistan over continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, said sources. The BSF has submitted a report to MHA on the Indo-Pak situation, sources added. Firing has been on since...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations August 29, 2014

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. The DIGBrigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • PM talks tough, says Pak made a spectacle of talks by holding meetings with 'secessionist elements' August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had some tough words for Pakistan on Friday. In an interaction with the Japanese media ahead of his Saturday visit to the country, Modi said that he was "disappointed that Pakistan had sought to make a spectacle of talks" and went ahead...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on IndoPak Foreign Secretary talks July 25, 2014

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretarylevel talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • 'Acche din aa rahe hain' for IndoPak ties: Pak envoy June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Borrowing from Narendra Modi's phraseology, Pakistan on Tuesday said that 'acche din aa rahe hain' for bilateral ties with India and expressed hope that the process of granting nondiscriminatory market access to the country will begin after the resumption of talks between the two. "Let the bilateral...
  • ModiSharif meet: Photoop or an ice breaker? May 27, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. IBN18 EditorInChief Rajdeep Sardesai takes question with...
  • Pakistan keen on peace with India, wants sustained talks: Envoy April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Maintaining that wars between the two countries have fetched no returns, Pakistan on Tuesday said that it wants a sustained and comprehensive dialogue process with India and asserted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was keen on peace with New Delhi for growth and prosperity of his country. "Our Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • India, Pakistan should do away with old thinking, says Salman Khurshid January 29, 2014

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan should do away with their old thinking and take new measures for solution of problems and lasting peace in the region, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Wednesday. In a meeting with a visiting Pakistani media delegation in New Delhi, Khurshid said Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 18, 2014

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • India, Pak discuss ways to normalise, enhance trade ties January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting between their commerce ministers on Saturday, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed "impediments" hampering the normalisation of trade ties, in a bid to remove them and move forward. During the meeting between Commerce Secretary S R Rao and his Pakistani counterpart Qasim M Niyaz,...
  • Resuming dialogue with India among policy initiatives, says Sharif December 27, 2013

    Pakistan has taken several foreign policy initiatives, including steps to resume dialogue with India, and the country's diplomatic corps should work for a peaceful neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Sharif made the remarks at the inauguration of a new block of the Foreign Office in Islamabad named after...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After the meeting of the India and Pakistan director generals of military operations after 14 years, the commerce secretaries of both countries are set to meet next month in another major step towards normalization of relations between the two neighbours. Pakistan has proposed two sets of dates in...
  • Pakistan describes IndoPak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' December 26, 2013

    Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries as a "positive step forward", Pakistan on Thursday said better relations with India is a top priority. "This meeting is a positive step forward," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said about the December 24 meet between the Directors General of Military...
  • J&K: After 2weeklong lull, Pakistan violates ceasefire November 22, 2013

    After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir yet again, opening fire on Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, defence officials said. Defence sources said that Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Balakote area of...
  • Manmohan Singh disappointed with Sharif over ceasefire violations October 24, 2013

    On Board Air India One:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, said he was disappointed with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and asked him "even at this late hour" to recognise that what was happening on the LoC and International Border is not good for the two nations. "Let me say I...
  • India rejects Sharif's demand for US intervention on Kashmir October 20, 2013

    Rejecting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's demand for US intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Sunday, said India will not accept this as the matter is a bilateral one agreed to between the two nations. He expressed concern over repeated ceasefire violations at the Line...
  • China welcomes IndoPak PM meet in New York September 30, 2013

    Welcoming the meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, China, on Monday, said it supports efforts by the two neighbours to resolve their differences through dialogue as it is critical to the region's peace and stability. "We welcome the efforts made by the leaders of India and...
  • Lalu Prasad supports IndoPak talks amid attacks in J&K September 26, 2013

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Thursday, said talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif should take place as scheduled despite a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. "India and Pakistan should continue to engage with each other to strengthen bilateral relations," he told reporters in reply...
  • World View: Will the Manmohan-Sharif meet in New York be little more than a photo-op? September 20, 2013

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed hope that India and Pakistan would discuss ways to address the tension at the LoC during a possible meeting of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week. ...
  • LoC incident raised doubts about Pakistan's sincerity: Indian Envoy September 3, 2013

    Islamabad:India on Tuesday said recent developments on the LoC raised “doubts on Pakistan’s sincerity” and stressed the need for both countries to forge a common policy for combating terrorism. India's position was conveyed to Pakistan by High Commissioner T C A Raghavan during a courtesy call on Adviser to the Prime...
  • Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan unlikely: Sources August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has put bilateral talks under cloud. Sources told CNNIBN that secretarylevel talks between the two sides are unlikely now. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed dialogue with his Pakistani...