Line Of Control

  • Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir Yesterday

    Jammu: The army on Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said on Friday. It was the second such attempt by the guerrillas in the last two days. "Late on Thursday night around 9.30 pm a...
  • 15 years after the Kargil war, martyrs forgotten? 4 days ago

    Kupwara: July 25 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Kargil war. Ahead of the day, CNN-IBN visited families of some of the war heroes. Less than 50 kilometre short of the Line of Control, in Haihama in Kupwara district, is a towering house at the start of the city....
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire at Mendhar, India fires back June 27, 2014

    Srinagar: There have been reports of another ceasefire violation in the Mendhar sector at the Line of Control. Heavy firing was reported from the Pakistani side from midnight till 4 am on Friday morning. The Indian Army also responded by firing back. The firing has now ceased. Army sources said...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC, no casualty June 13, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the entire Medhar area in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control has come under attack on Friday. Small arms, grenades and rocket propelling grenades were being used by the Pakistan Army since 7 AM. The Indian Army retaliated after heavy firing from...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery January 26, 2014

    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 this...
  • Surprised that Pakistan haulted LoC trade for drug peddlers, says MEA January 22, 2014

    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 January 18, 2014

    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 NN...
  • Austerity doesn't affect soldiers, kerosene issued in advance: Army January 16, 2014

    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 supply...
  • We happily battle all challenges, will never let India down: Army January 15, 2014

    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 January 16, 2014

    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 a...
  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief January 14, 2014

    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 procedures...
  • Withdrawal of AFSPA would hit counter-terrorist operations in J&K: Army chief December 30, 2013

    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 an...
  • 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...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting November 21, 2013

    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 meeting,...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    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 Menon,...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at the Uri sector, kills one Indian Army JCO October 28, 2013

    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 a...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector October 25, 2013

    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 October 22, 2013

    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 forces...
  • BSF tells its troops to retaliate strongly to Pakistani firing October 22, 2013

    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 October 21, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 October 7, 2013

    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. The...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists killed in Keran encounter, ammunition recovered October 4, 2013

    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 along...
  • J&K: Fierce battle between Army, terrorists still on in Keran sector October 4, 2013

    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 October 3, 2013

    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 October 3, 2013

    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....
  • The Last Word: Was Manmohan-Nawaz summit a success or a waste of time? September 30, 2013

    Several issues were discussed between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at a meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA session. The meeting though failed to have a breakthrough. Tension along the Line of Control (LoC) dominated the talks and both leaders agreed that the ceasefire...
  • Manmohan Singh-Nawaz Sharif meet in New York, terror tops the talk September 29, 2013

    Prime Minster Manmohan Singh on Sunday met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meet. The two discussed the terror activities and ceasefire violations on the Line of Control. ...