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  • Braving all odds, Army guards LoC in Gurez to stop infiltration before it snows November 28, 2014

    Gurez: Braving all odds, particularly cold and harsh conditions at the forward posts in the border town of Gurez in North Kashmir, the Army has maintained round-the-clock vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) to stop terrorists from sneaking into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) before snow blocks all...
  • Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu November 27, 2014

    Jammu: Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours. A senior army officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu on Thursday,"A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections November 22, 2014

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • J&K: Undeterred by disturbances at LoC, villagers say will vote in elections November 22, 2014

    Despite the recent exchange of fire at the Line of Control, residents of border village say they would exercise their franchise in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. ...
  • J&K: Five Army men, including two officers convicted in 2010 Machil fake encounter case November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: The Army has convicted five of its men including two officers for killing three youngsters in a fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil in 2010. All convicts have been awarded life imprisonment and their service benefits have been suspended. However, the Northern Army Commander is yet to confirm...
  • Pakistan lodges protest with India over civilian death October 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a protest with India over alleged cross border firing that killed an elderly man, the Foreign Office said. The 70-year-old civilian was killed on Tuesday in Rawlakot sector in shelling by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC), the Foreign Office said. Pakistan has...
  • No sweets offered by BSF to Pakistan Rangers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali festival. "In the light of present scenario with Pakistan, this time India has decided not to offer sweets to Pakistan on the...
  • Pakistan Army to 'forcefully' respond to cross-border firing October 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military said that while it wants peace on the eastern border with India, it will "forcefully" retaliate to every incident of firing by the Indian army, amid reports of fresh clashes on the border. Military spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told media that the armed forces were fully...
  • India cannot carry out surgical strikes inside Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said that India cannot afford to carry out "surgical strikes" inside the country as it is aware of Pakistan's response to any such action. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz claimed that the current border tension was part of a bigger conspiracy by Indian government to blame...
  • Ready to ensure safe environment for Assembly Polls: Army October 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said it was ready to ensure a safe environment for conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir whenever the Election Commission of India fixes the dates for the exercise due before the end of 2014. "From the security point of view, we are ready to ensure...
  • Pakistan briefs Diplomatic Corps in Islamabad on LoC tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday held a detailed briefing for Islamabad-based foreign diplomats on the tension along the border with India, as part of efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level. Foreign Office said the "entire Diplomatic Corps" was invited for a briefing on the situation arising due to...
  • 'Pakistan wants peace with India' October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants peaceful ties with India but would fittingly respond if it tries to impose war, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said. Dar made these comments while speaking to media in Washington on Sunday where he was present to discuss a range of strategic and economic issues with US...
  • Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to UN October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry. Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said that officials from...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the LoC and asked the two nations to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively for a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir. The Secretary-General is "concerned about the...
  • India must act responsibly along the LoC: Pakistan Defence Minister October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday asked India to act responsibly along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir region. Asif said Pakistan was fully capable of giving a befitting reply to Indian aggression, The Nation reported. "We don't want to convert border tension between two nuclear neighbours...
  • Pak blames India for aggression, says it can retaliate October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday dumped the entire blame for the ongoing border tension on India, claiming that its army never targeted civilians and that Indian aggression on the border was resulting in casualties in Pakistan. "There is loss of life and property on the Pakistani side. The Pakistani Army is...
  • Everything will be fine, says PM Modi as Opposition attacks him over ceasefire violations October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured that "everything will be fine" when asked about the relentless firing and shelling by Pakistani troops across the international border. Modi has been under intense pressure from the Congress and former ally Shiv Sena to act amidst the escalating border tension....
  • Fully ready to respond to Pakistan provocation: India to UN October 8, 2014

    United Nations: India and Pakistan have sparred at the UN over ceasefire violations along the LoC with India making it clear that its armed forces are "fully ready" to respond to "provocation". India also said that the onus of creating a positive environment for normalisation of relations is on Pakistan....
  • Hope the border situation normalises in a few days: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh October 8, 2014

    MoS PMO Jitender Singh visited some of the areas on the border on Wednesday. Speaking exclusively to Arunoday Mukharji, Singh said he hoped the situation would normalise in 2-3 days. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: India gives free hand to security forces to deal with Pak firing, say sources October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday toughened its stand on Pakistan with sources saying that the Centre has given a free hand to the security forces along the border to deal with Pakistan firing as they saw fit. "The PM has told the NSA (National Security Advisor) that there is no question...
  • Pakistan fires at Indian posts yet again, 2 dead, 6 injured in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 8, 2014

    Jammu: Two people have lost their lives in fresh firing that took place in Samba along the International Border on Wednesday, taking the death toll in ceasefire violations up to seven. Six others including a Border Security Force personnel have also been injured in the firing. "We have been retaliating very...
  • United Nations asks India, Pakistan to resolve their issues through dialogue October 8, 2014

    United Nations: Amid escalation of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue. "The Secretary-General would call on both countries to resolve their issues diplomatically and through discussions," Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire at the International Border, targets 50 BSF posts October 8, 2014

    Jammu: The International Border with Pakistan remains tense as firing continued in 7 sectors of Jammu and Kashmir - Hira nagar, Sambha, Arnia, RS Pura, Kanachak, Pargwal and Ramgarh. As many as 50 border security force (BSF) posts were targetted in the shelling that continued till 7 am on Wednesday...
  • Shelling on border act of desperation by Pakistan: NC October 7, 2014

    Jammu: The shelling on border is an act of desperation by "politically unstable" Pakistan which is emerging as a serious threat to peace in sub-continent, ruling National Conference said on Tuesday. "Silence of guns after the ceasefire agreement during the tenure of (former prime minister) Atal Bihari Vajpayee had instilled...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pak ups the ante, India toughens stand October 7, 2014

    The Line of Control remains active and tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Heavy mortal shells have targeted border hamlets. The ceasefire has been violated four times in the last 24 hours. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Army officer, 2 personnel injured in Pak firing across border October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Firing also continued at Akhnoor's Phargwal area and Arnia in RS Pura sector. "Pakistan is deliberately targeting our civilians which is unacceptable....
  • Pakistan continues to fire at Indian posts, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley meets 3 service chiefs October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with the chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force on Tuesday as Pakistan continued to shell Army outposts and civilian areas across the Line of Control. The meeting came even as Pakistan troops resumed firing in Akhnoor's Phargwal area...
  • Stop ceasefire violations: Congress to Pakistan October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday urged the neighbouring country to stop the firing so that the border remains peaceful and safe. Singh, who had served Jammu and Kashmir as Sadar-i-Riyasat and Governor, expressed...
  • War is no solution to Kashmir issue: Awami National Conference October 7, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning Pakistan for Monday's cease-fire violation in which five Indians died and several others were injured, Awami National Conference today said that war is no solution to Kashmir issue and both the countries should work on a concrete strategy to end the conflict. "War is no solution and both...
  • End ceasefire violations, else will give befitting reply, says Rajnath Singh to Pakistan October 7, 2014

    Latur: In a stern warning to Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked it to put an end to firing and ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu & Kashmir saying if such breach continues, the army and every youth of this country will give a befitting reply. Addressing...