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  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Pakistan Army not involved in LoC killings: Salman Bashir August 12, 2013

    Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir has claimed that the Pakistani Army was not involved in the killing of the five Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Poonch. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Bashir while expressing his regret at the loss of life said that...
  • LoC killing: Advani slams Defence Minister AK Antony over remark August 11, 2013

    Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday slammed Defence Minister AK Antony over his statement in the Parliament on the killings of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6. ...
  • FTP: Are peaceniks being edged out of the Indo-Pakistan equation? August 8, 2013

    Under sustained attack from the Opposition over his statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday made a U-turn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" and "unprovoked" act. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 8, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Environment is not conducive for govt to hold talks with Pak: Arun Jaitley August 8, 2013

    "I have always said that diplomacy gives you the facility of not talking, of deferring the talks, talking at a lower level. Heads of governments talk when there is a conducive environment. I'm afraid that is not the case after this incidents," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley...
  • LoC killings: We have to approach the issue with care, says Salman Khurshid August 8, 2013

    "Out of every negative event and tragic consequence, if some hope can be kept alive it should be welcome. But we have to proceed with caution," said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. ...
  • LoC killings: Antony does a U-turn, blames Pakistan Army August 8, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony's U-turn came under opposition pressure. He was forced to concede that the earlier Army statement on LoC killings was right and that the Pakistan Army was behind the killings. ...
  • LoC killings: Is dialogue still the only way forward with Pakistan? August 8, 2013

    The killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has put bilateral talks under cloud. ...
  • The Last Word: Options the Army can consider to check Pakistan's adventurism on the LoC? August 8, 2013

    Five Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Poonch sector on Tuesday, sparking outrage in India. If given a free hand what are the tactical options the army could consider to check Pakistan's adventurism on the LoC? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a...
  • News 360: Pakistan Army involved in LoC killings, says AK Antony August 8, 2013

    Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday did a U-turn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" killing of five Indian soldiers at the LoC. ...
  • Bhim Singh's statement on martyrs insensitive: Nitish Kumar August 8, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacted strongly to his minister Bhim Singh's statement that soldiers are meant to be martyrs. "It's a very unfortunate and insensitive statement from a member of our party. It was wrong. I called him immediately after I heard his statement," Nitish said. ...
  • No decision on Indo-Pak talks yet: Salman Khurshid August 8, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told CNN-IBN that no decision has been taken on the diplomatic steps or talks with Pakistan. He backed Defence Minister AK Antony saying his earlier statement was forced under opposition pressure. ...
  • Watch: Face-off between Congress, BJP leaders on Antony's statement August 8, 2013

    Backtracking on his initial statement on the latest killings at the LoC, Defence Minister AK Antony directly blamed the Pakistani Army for the attack. The BJP is up in arms saying the earlier statement was a big faux pas on part of the government. CNN-IBN spoke to Congress leader Jagdambika...
  • LoC killings: Bodies of martyrs reach Bihar, to be cremated today August 8, 2013

    Bodies of Vijay Rai of Bihta in rural Patna, Shambhu Saran Singh (Bhojpur), Premnath Singh (Chhapra) and Raghunandan (Chhapra) were brought to Bihar in an Air Force special plane. They would be given funerals with state honours. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • LoC killings: BJP demands apology from Antony over statement August 7, 2013

    The killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army continued to rock Parliament on Wednesday. The BJP leadership in a concerted attack cornered the Defence Minister blaming him for providing an alibi to Islamabad and demanding that AK Anthony give an explanation. The government hit back insisting BJP's attack is...
  • LoC killings: Nation pays tribute to the martyrs August 7, 2013

    A ceremonial send-off was organised by the army at the Palam air force base to honour the five soldiers who were killed in an ambush along the LoC on Tuesday morning. The bodies of the martyrs, Naik Prem Nath, Lance Naik Shambu Saran, Sepoy Vijay Kumar Ray, Sepoy Raghunandan Prasad...
  • LoC killing: Manish Tewari blames opposition of partisan politics August 7, 2013

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that he was anguished of partisan politics being played over the killing of five soldiers by Pakistani troops in an ambush at the LoC. Reacting to the criticisms leveled against the UPA for being soft on terror, he said that he failed to...
  • Watch: Martyr Vijay Kumar's sister remembers him August 7, 2013

    "My brother used to call every Sunday. We used to ask him to stay with us for a longer time but he would always say that he has to go. I was waiting for him to come over for rakhi," says martyred sepoy Vijay Kumar Rai's sister. ...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif despite LoC killing August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif next month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) despite tensions over the killing of five border domination patrol members by Pakistani soldiers. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the UPA government was taking steps...
  • Watch: Face-off between Shukla, Javadekar on LoC killings August 7, 2013

    The Congress is under fire from the BJP over Defence Minister AK Antony's statements on the LoC killings. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar questioned as to why two contradicting statements were made on the soldier killings. ...
  • LoC killings: Indian Army honours the martyrs in Poonch August 7, 2013

    India-Pakistan relations took a new hit on Tuesday after heavily armed terrorists backed by Pakistani troops ambushed an Indian Army patrol in Jammu and Kashmir, killing five soldiers and triggering angry reactions in New Delhi. ...
  • Antony must explain why 2 statements came on LoC killings: Jaitley August 7, 2013

    The BJP hit out at Defence Minister AK Antony for the ministry's contradicting statements in Parliament on the Poonch LoC killings. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Antony must explain why two statements were made and must apologise. ...
  • LoC killings: Yet to decide on how to respond to Pak, says Khurshid August 7, 2013

    Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called the killings of five Indian soldiers unacceptable along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. He said the govt is yet to decide on when and how to respond to Pakistan. ...
  • Defence Minister rechecked with the Army and then made the statement, says Khurshid August 7, 2013

    The Defence Ministry on Tuesday had withdrawn the first press release on the attack which blamed the Pakistani Army for the attack. ...
  • LoC killings: Talks with Pakistan must be put on hold, demands BJP August 7, 2013

    The attack on five Indian soldiers at the LoC in Poonch led to a war of words in Parliament on Tuesday with the Opposition accusing the government of being soft on Pakistan. The BJP is also demanding that talks with Pakistan be put on hold. ...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed along LoC, govt slams Pakistan August 6, 2013

    Indian government slammed the Pakistan on the killing of soldiers by Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Kamal Nath, Sonia asked its MPs to create disruption in House: Yashwant August 6, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi asked their party members to cause disturbance in the House. He said he was raising the point on behalf of the Opposition and the Congress had no reason to stop the party. ...