Line Of Control

  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery 26-01-2014 12:33 PM

    Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively. The three are among 368 gallantry award winners...
  • Surprised that Pakistan haulted LoC trade for drug peddlers, says MEA 22-01-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has summoned the acting Pakistan High Commissioner expressing concerns over the drug haul. The MEA has said that the Pakistan High Commissioner was summoned for haulting trade across the LoC. "We find it surprising that for the sake of persons indulging in drug trafficking,...
  • Army chief, Kashmir governor discuss border situation 18-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday and discussed the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in the state. "Accompanied by the northern army commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, Gen Bikram Singh today called on Governor...
  • Austerity doesn't affect soldiers, kerosene issued in advance: Army 16-01-2014 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has denied reports of austerity measures affecting the soldiers at the Line of Control. The Army has said that enough kerosene ration has been issued to the soldiers. A CNN-IBN special report had shown how there has been a 57 per cent cut in kerosene...
  • We happily battle all challenges, will never let India down: Army 15-01-2014 10:17 AM

    It's been a tough summer for the Indian Army at the LoC with record infiltration bids, a long drawn out operation in Keran and the beheading of a soldier. CNN-IBN defence correspondent Shreya Dhoundial spoke to Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra, AVSM, VSM on the challenges that the...
  • Life of an Indian soldier at LoC: Battling austerity, hostile terrain, cold 15-01-2014 07:56 AM

    Line Of Control: Indian soldiers battle sub-zero temperatures, hostile terrain and austerity measures while protecting the country. CNN-IBN travelled along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Army Day on Wednesday. Sub-zero temperatures that go down to minus 20, a hostile terrain that tests your endurance and...
  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future but said they will be given command-roles in the support arms. Addressing the annual Army day press conference, the General said there were "deviation" from standard operating...
  • Withdrawal of AFSPA would hit counter-terrorist operations in J&K: Army chief 30-12-2013 10:16 PM

    Srinagar: The terror infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC) has the potential to vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir and AFSPA should not be withdrawn as it is a "strategic imperative" until the US' pullout from Afghanistan in 2014, Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, has said. In...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks 26-12-2013 10:50 PM

    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...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting 21-11-2013 08:59 PM

    India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September. As a follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation 28-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at the Uri sector, kills one Indian Army JCO 28-10-2013 09:34 AM

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday along the Line of Control in the Uri sector. An Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer was killed in the firing by Pakistani troops. The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service has been suspended for Monday following the incident. The Army is ascertaining if it was...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector 25-10-2013 11:05 AM

    Srinagar: Three days after Pakistan threat, construction work at a model village project in Keran sector near the Line of Control has resumed on Friday. Two days after the disruption, labourers, contractors and machines are back at the site. CNN-IBN has reported on how Pakistani soldiers came near the river...
  • As ceasefire violations by Pak continue, Shinde meets BSF officers 22-10-2013 12:55 PM

    Samba: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is in the border areas in Jammu and Kashmir reviewing security following the repeated Pakistani ceasefire violations. Shinde held a meeting with BSF officers in Samba along with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. To give a boost to the defence forces, Shinde said, "All central...
  • BSF tells its troops to retaliate strongly to Pakistani firing 22-10-2013 08:07 AM

    Srinagar: It has been a tense year at the Line of Control and the international border with more than 200 ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will review border security on Tuesday. The BSF has responded to...
  • Ceasefire violations by Pakistan escalate, overnight firing reported 21-10-2013 08:27 AM

    Srinagar: The repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir continue and have spread panic among villagers along the border. An entire village in Sambha district is completely deserted. Pakistan fired through the night on 20 areas in four sectors - RS Pura, Ramgarh, Sambha and Arnia. The village...
  • Keran operation over, but villagers battle fear, uncertainty 11-10-2013 09:42 AM

    Keran: Two days after the operation in Keran was wrapped up by the Indian Army, villages along the LOC that have lived through gunbattles, search operations and constant military presence continue to battle fear and uncertainty. For villages along the border that have seen more than 150 ceasefire violations and...
  • Situation in Keran sector a cause for concern: Hurriyat chief 07-10-2013 05:51 PM

    Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Monday, expressed concern over the border tension between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector and called for necessary measures to defuse the situation. "The prevailing border situation between India and Pakistan especially in Keran sector is a cause for grave concern....
  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in Keran encounter, ammunition recovered 04-10-2013 08:29 PM

    Srinagar: Three terrorists have been killed in the Keran encounter along the Line of Control on Friday. Two dead bodies of slain terrorists have been recovered along With three AK 47s, four pistols, one radio set. The body of the third terrorist is observed to be lying just across LoC...
  • J&K: Fierce battle between Army, terrorists still on in Keran sector 03-10-2013 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Army has been locked in a fierce gun battle with terrorists in Keran sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kahmir for the last 10 days. In the biggest infiltration bid across the Line of Control in the recent past, a group of 35 to 40 well-entrenched terrorists...
  • J&K: Army battles intruders, says Pak troops involved 03-10-2013 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Army has been locked in a heavy gunbattle with terrorists in Keran sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir for the last 10 days. In the biggest infiltration bid across the Line of Control in the recent past, a group of 35 to 40 well-entrenched terrorists have...
  • J&K: Army locked in a gunbattle with terrorists for 10 days in Keran 03-10-2013 09:30 AM

    Srinagar: The Army has been locked in a heavy gunbattle with terrorists in the Keran sector of Kupwara for the past 10 days. In the biggest infiltration bid across the Line of Control in the recent past, a group of 35 to 40 well-entrenched terrorists have been battling the Army....
  • Peace on LoC must for talks to move forward: India to Pakistan 29-09-2013 10:18 PM

    India, on Sunday, told Pakistan that peace on the Line of Control had to be a precondition to moving forward with bilateral talks. Addressing media persons after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held their first meeting here, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon said...
  • 'War-like' cache of arms, ammunition seized near LoC 25-09-2013 08:48 PM

    Srinagar: Security forces Wednesday recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district, defence sources said. The recovery included 14 RPG rockets, two AK assault rifles, two pistols, three hand grenades, a wireless set and a binocular, the sources said. They said...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets Indian posts in Mendhar 07-09-2013 07:36 AM

    In yet another ceasefire violation from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani troops on Friday night fired at Indian positions in Mendhar sector of Poonch district. The firing started by Pakistani troops at 8 pm and Indian jawans retaliated, officials said. The fresh violation of ceasefire...
  • Government needs to be firm with neighbours on border issues: VK Singh 01-09-2013 02:17 PM

    Jhajjar: Former Army Chief VK Singh on Sunday lashed out at the government, questioning its handling of border issues. He said that he is not surprised that his allegations of corruption in defence forces have failed to draw results. He termed the ceasefire violations, intrusion from both sides China and...
  • Indian troops foil infiltration bid near Jammu 30-08-2013 11:10 AM

    Srinagar: Indian troops foiled an infiltration bid by intruders at the Line of Control near Jammu on Thursday at 10:30 pm. Troops observed infiltration at the Jaurian sector near Jammu. Intruders returned fire, aided by small arms firing by Pakistani troops. Meanwhile, five Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were on Friday killed...
  • Situation at LoC most unfortunate: MY Tarigami 26-08-2013 06:05 PM

    Describing the situation at Line of Control (LoC) as "most unfortunate and a step backwards", Jammu and Kashmir unit of CPI(M) on Monday said India and Pakistan should fight their "internal enemies" rather than "aiming their guns" on each other. "Let India and Pakistan fight their greater internal enemies of...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires in Poonch sector 24-08-2013 03:51 PM

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire again as the Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics in the Pooch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Indian troops retaliated to the unprovoked firing that started around 7 am. No casualty or damage has been reported so far, Defence Spokesperson Col...
  • Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner over LoC firing 22-08-2013 10:03 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday summoned High Commissioner TCA Raghavan to protest the killing of one of its soldiers in firing along the LoC, the second time an Indian diplomat has been called in by the Foreign Office in as many days. Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani called Raghavan to the...