International Borders

  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting 28-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along...
  • Omar hits out at Sharif, BSF asked to retaliate strongly 25-10-2013 06:38 PM

    With the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir injuring 11 civilians, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Friday, hit out at its Premier Nawaz Sharif while the BSF has been asked by the Union Government to retaliate with equal measure in case of any unprovoked firing. In the...
  • Flash floods damage around 700 meters of border fencing in J~~amp;amp;K 26-08-2013 05:37 PM

    Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to flash floods, 700-800 meters of border fencing in the riverine belts in different areas of International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area have suffered damages,...
  • 3 BSF personnel injured in accidental grenade blast 17-06-2013 12:45 AM

    Jammu: Three BSF jawans were injured when a grenade accidentally exploded at Ballad post along the international border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district on Sunday. "It was an accidental grenade blast," a BSF official said, adding three jawans were injured in the incident. While Head Constable Sant Kumar received...
  • 'BJP will seal borders, if returned to power' 18-10-2012 01:14 PM

    Guwahati: Accusing the Congress of playing "vote bank politics", BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said his party would take steps to seal the country's international borders to prevent illegal immigration, if elected to power. "If BJP comes to power, our top priority would be to seal the borders of...
  • Firing from Pak may be linked to tunnel: India 24-08-2012 06:39 PM

    Jammu: India will take up with Pakistan the issue of unprovoked firing along International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said on Friday, indicating that it could be linked to the recently unearthed secret tunnel. Singh, who reviewed the...
  • J&K: Another ceasefire violation by Pak, 1 dead 17-08-2012 09:16 AM

    Jammu: Firing has resumed in yet another ceasefire violation at the RS Pura sector in Jammu district. One personnel was killed on Thursday night in the cross-fire, which went on for about two hours. "Pak Rangers heavily fired on Indian post of Abdullian in R S Pura sub-sector of Jammu...
  • Tunnel connecting India, Pak unearthed in J&K 28-07-2012 08:26 PM

    Jammu: Authorities on Saturday discovered a 400-metre long tunnel, running between India and Pakistan, along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have discovered a tunnel running between Pakistan and India in Samba district," SSP (Samba) Israr Khan told reporters. The tunnel was detected after an...
  • Border areas need to be developed: Antony 20-02-2012 03:24 PM

    Itanagar: Stating that all border areas need to be developed, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said secure and non-porous international borders must remain the topmost priority of the Centre. "We are aware of the challenges which people living in border areas face and it is our collective duty to...
  • Pakistan rejects J&K as India's integral part 07-01-2012 09:59 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a disputed territory, rejecting India's assertion that the entire state is its integral part. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit made the remarks in response to a statement from India's External Affairs Ministry on January 4 regarding the incorrect depiction...
  • Arms, ammunition recovered from near Pak border 06-01-2012 01:26 PM

    Ferozepur: The Border Security Force on Friday recovered arms and ammunition from a pit close to the International Border with Pakistan in Amarkot sector of the district. The weapons were found following information received by BSF personnel based on an intercept, DIG BSF Rajesh Gupta, of the Ferozepur Sector Headquarter...