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  • J&K: Pak fires at Indian posts in Krishna Ghati and Bhimber Gati sectors October 16, 2013

    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, automatics...
  • PM to meet Obama, likely to discuss LoC killings, trade and nuclear issues September 27, 2013

    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 US...
  • Pakistan will respond to firing by Indian Army with restraint: Nawaz Sharif September 18, 2013

    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 must...
  • Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet in US along sidelines of UNGA 68th session September 18, 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 Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the UN General Assembly next week. The UN Secretary General said he strongly...
  • Pakistan keen to have comprehensive dialogue with India: Nawaz Sharif September 17, 2013

    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 India...
  • Wanted in US and India, Hafiz Saeed openly leads mass rally in Pakistan September 7, 2013

    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 attack...
  • India, Pakistan to hold back channel talks in Dubai over ceasefire violations August 29, 2013

    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 the premiers of the two countries, a media report said. The decision to initiate back-channel diplomacy to address tensions...
  • Strong response needed to LoC firings, Chinese incursions: Ex-Army chief VK Singh August 28, 2013

    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 to...
  • Soft appeals by India on LoC firing emboldening Pak: BJP August 23, 2013

    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 is...
  • Pakistan army says India killed 2 soldiers, Indian envoy summoned August 23, 2013

    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 Pakistan's...
  • Way forward in Indo-Pak ties is to resume dialogue, says Zardari August 23, 2013

    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 August 23, 2013

    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 firing,"...
  • Pakistan Parliament passes second resolution against LoC firing August 22, 2013

    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 August 21, 2013

    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 the...
  • JD(U) withdraws notice after ministers regret their remarks on LoC killings August 21, 2013

    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 August...
  • Dialogue better option in improving ties with Pakistan: Khurshid August 17, 2013

    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 with...
  • BJP compares Khurshid to a cockroach after his Modi frog remark August 17, 2013

    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 doesn't...
  • Ties with Pakistan can't improve if terror acts continue: PM August 15, 2013

    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 on...
  • Full text: Resolution passed by India against Pakistan on LoC killings August 14, 2013

    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 August 14, 2013

    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 be...
  • Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Pak Army at the LoC August 14, 2013

    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,"...
  • Parliament to pass a resolution on Pak's resolution against India August 14, 2013

    The Parliament is likely to a pass resolution condemning Pakistan resolution against India. Pakistan's National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution accusing Indian troops of "unprovoked aggression" on the LoC and extending support to the "struggle" of the Kashmiri people. ...
  • Salman Khurshid preparing resolution against Pakistan: Rajeev Shukla August 14, 2013

    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 issue was...
  • Pak minister blames 'India's flawed policy in Kashmir' for LoC tension August 14, 2013

    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 August 14, 2013

    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 had...
  • India still in shock over ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Khurshid August 14, 2013

    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 August 14, 2013

    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 of...
  • The Last Word: How should India respond to Pakistan's friendship offer? August 13, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached out to India, appealing for talks to resolve all issues between the countries. In a statement issued in Islamabad, Sharif said the two countries should sit together with a clean heart to resolve all issues. ...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Indian forces August 13, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    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...