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  • J&K: Pak fires at Indian posts in Krishna Ghati and Bhimber Gati sectors 16-10-2013 03:04 PM

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops once again continued to violate the ceasefire agreement signed with India, firing at Indians posts in Krishna Ghatti and Bhimber Gali sectors. No casualties were reported. According to reports, Pakistani troops began firing from 10:40 AM in the morning. Troops on the other side used small arms,...
  • PM to meet Obama, likely to discuss LoC killings, trade and nuclear issues 27-09-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit that will be held in New York on Saturday. The Prime Minister who is scheduled to take part in a meeting over lunch with the...
  • Pakistan will respond to firing by Indian Army with restraint: Nawaz Sharif 18-09-2013 02:32 PM

    Calling tensions on the Kashmir border "a matter of concern", Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan will respond to firing by the Indian military "with restraint and responsibility". Sharif also told the Turkish media in Ankara that Pakistan was committed to "a serious, sustained and constructive engagement with India" that...
  • Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet in US along sidelines of UNGA 68th session 18-09-2013 08:38 AM

    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 Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the UN General Assembly next week. The UN Secretary General said he...
  • Pakistan keen to have comprehensive dialogue with India: Nawaz Sharif 17-09-2013 02:40 PM

    Asserting that people had given him the mandate to improve ties with neighbours, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan is keen to have a comprehensive dialogue with India for the resolution of all issues including Kashmir. Sharif said he is committed to a "serious sustained and constructive engagement" with...
  • Wanted in US and India, Hafiz Saeed openly leads mass rally in Pakistan 07-09-2013 07:57 AM

    Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head, appeared openly at a rally in Islamabad on Friday, denouncing India as a terrorist state as thousands of his supporters chanted for "holy war" against their neighbour. India has accused Hafiz Saeed of masterminding the 2008...
  • India, Pakistan to hold back channel talks in Dubai over ceasefire violations 29-08-2013 03:48 PM

    Former Foreign Secretary Shahryar Khan and ex-diplomat S K Lambah, the point men for India-Pakistan back-channel diplomacy, will meet in Dubai on Thursday to ease tensions and firm up a planned meeting between thepremiers of the two countries, a media report said. The decision to initiate back-channel diplomacy to address...
  • Strong response needed to LoC firings, Chinese incursions: Ex-Army chief VK Singh 28-08-2013 02:13 PM

    India should mount a "strong response" to Pakistani firing across the LoC and increased border incursions by China, former Indian Army chief Gen (retd) V K Singh has said. "If the message you convey is, 'OK you can do what you want to, but we are not going to react...
  • Soft appeals by India on LoC firing emboldening Pak: BJP 23-08-2013 09:33 PM

    Appeals to Pakistan to respect the sanctity of the Line of Control were unlikely to yield any results and India should instead adopt a tough posture when dealing with the neighbouring country, BJP said on Friday. "It is precisely because of soft diplomatic appeals (to maintain the ceasefire) that Pakistan...
  • Pakistan army says India killed 2 soldiers, Indian envoy summoned 23-08-2013 08:37 AM

    The Pakistani army said two of its soldiers were killed on Thursday in "unprovoked" Indian fire along the border dividing Kashmir, and Islamabad summoned the Indian envoy to protest at the second such incident in two days. A series of clashes that began this month has undermined a push by...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari 23-08-2013 01:08 AM

    Emphasising on the need to resume stalled composite dialogue between Pakistan and India, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said recent LoC incidents should not be allowed to derail the normalisation process between the two countries. "We believe the way forward for the two countries is to resume the stalled...
  • Pakistan Army claims soldier killed in Indian firing 22-08-2013 06:53 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Thursday claimed one of its soldiers was killed in firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. A senior military official said the latest casualty occurred in Rakhcahri sector of the LoC near Rawalakot. "Sepoy Habib (was killed) due to unprovoked...
  • Pakistan Parliament passes second resolution against LoC firing 22-08-2013 02:22 PM

    The Pakistani parliament on Thursday expressed concern over the violation of the ceasefire on the LoC and called for a "constructive" engagement with India. The National Assembly or lower house of parliament unanimously adopted a resolution, tabled by Defence Production Minister Rana Tanveer, that condemned the latest incident of firing...
  • India non-committal about possibility of PM-Sharif meeting over tensions on LoC 21-08-2013 08:38 PM

    As tensions along the LoC continued, India on Wednesday remained non-committal on a possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York next month. Asserting that for a dialogue to take place there needs to be a conducive atmosphere, spokesperson in...
  • JD(U) withdraws notice after ministers regret their remarks on LoC killings 21-08-2013 12:25 PM

    JD(U) has withdrawn the show cause notice issued to its two Bihar ministers after they expressed regret over their controversial remarks on the killing of Indian soldiers along the LoC by Pakistani Army. Party President Sharad Yadav had issued show cause notice to ministers Bhim Singh and Narendra Singh on...
  • Dialogue better option in improving ties with Pakistan: Khurshid 17-08-2013 07:51 PM

    Amid heightened tension with Pakistan over the LoC killings of Indian soldiers, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said "persistent dialogue" is a better option to normalise ties with neighbours. "War is no solution. Persistent dialogue is definitely a better alternative through which we are trying to normalise ties...
  • BJP compares Khurshid to a cockroach after his Modi frog remark 17-08-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the BJP has hit a new low with the parties' leaders now comparing each other to animals, insects, reptiles and mammals. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi hit back at External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, comparing him to a cockroach. "Salman Khurshid...
  • Ties with Pakistan can't improve if terror acts continue: PM 15-08-2013 08:51 AM

    In a strong message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said anti-India activities emanating from there will have to stop for relations to improve and asserted that all steps will be taken to prevent "dastardly" acts like the recent killing of jawans on the LoC. Addressing the nation...
  • Full text: Resolution passed by India against Pakistan on LoC killings 14-08-2013 03:54 PM

    Indian Parliament on Wednesday took a strong stand against Pakistan and passed a resolution against it over the recent killings if Indian jawans along the LoC by Pakistani troops. In a strongly-worded resolution, India warned Pakistan that, "Our restraint should not be taken for granted nor should the capacity of...
  • Resolution in Parliament against Pak will serve no purpose: Farooq Abdullah 14-08-2013 03:47 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said passing a resolution in Parliament against the one in Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the LoC will serve no purpose and would rather strengthen the "enemies" of India across the border. He said the doors for talks with Pakistan should not...
  • Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Pak Army at the LoC 14-08-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning attacks by Pakistan Army at the Line of Control (LoC) and reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. "Jammu and Kashmir, including parts forcibly and illegally occupied by Pakistan, is an integral part of India,"...
  • Salman Khurshid preparing resolution against Pakistan: Rajeev Shukla 14-08-2013 12:10 PM

    The union government is preparing a resolution against Pakistan after Islamabad passed an anti-India resolution, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is preparing a resolution and when ready it will be brought to the parliament for passing," said Shukla. The...
  • Pak minister blames 'India's flawed policy in Kashmir' for LoC tension 14-08-2013 09:55 AM

    Islamabad: Amidst rising tensions between India and Pakistan over LoC killings and ceasefire violations, Pakistan's High Commission has cancelled the annual pilgrims' visit to Hazrat Amir Khusro in Delhi due to security concerns. This comes as Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said that India's flawed policies in Kashmir...
  • Antony should have apologised for making an 'inaccurate' statement: Advani 14-08-2013 04:12 AM

    BJP leader LK Advani Tuesday suggested that Defence Minister AK Antony should have apologised for making an "inaccurate" statement on the August 6 killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops. In his blog, Advani complimented Army Chief General Bikram Singh for confirming to Antony what the army press note...
  • India still in shock over ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Khurshid 14-08-2013 02:38 AM

    India on Tuesday said it was still in a state of shock over ceasefire violations by Pakistan in which five of its soldiers were killed and that peace must return on the border for any bilateral talks. Amid a spike in tensions at the Line of Control(LoC) and the border...
  • Pakistan National Assembly resolution is anti-India: BJP 14-08-2013 02:16 AM

    BJP on Tuesday night termed as "anti-India" the resolution passed by Pakistan National Assembly accusing Indian troops of "unprovoked agressision" on the LoC and extending support to the "struggle" of Kashmiri people and asked the Centre to disapprove of it immediately. "Pakistan's resolution in the National Assembly is anti-India...The government...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Indian forces 13-08-2013 09:02 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan National Assembly has passed a resolution condemning aggression by Indian forces across Line of Control. The resolution passed by Parliament condemned demonstration outside the Pakistani High Commission premises in New Delhi. The resolution, moved by Science and Technology Minister Zahid Hamid, a senior leader of the ruling PML-N,...
  • Manmohan Singh should not be keen on talking to Nawaz Sharif: Advani 13-08-2013 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said after Defence Minister AK Antony and the Army Chief have clearly specified that Pakistan Army was involved in the killing of five soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister...
  • Despite LoC killings, India committed for friendly ties with Pak, says Pranab 13-08-2013 07:29 PM

    Notwithstanding heightened tensions over the LoC killings of Indian soldiers, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said India is committed to building friendly and cooperative relations with Pakistan that leads to peace in the region. Mukherjee's affirmation came in a message to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion...