Mendhar

  • Jammu ceasefire violation: India and Pakistan exchange fire in Mendhar August 14, 2014

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, a day before Independence day, Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire between 12:30 AM- 2 AM in Mendhar. No injury was reported and further information awaited. This is the second incident of ceasefire violation that has been reported within a day. On Wednesday, Pakistani troops...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector, no casualties August 10, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC). No injuries from Indian side have been reported in the firing. "Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fire at Indian posts in Mendhar May 4, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday night by firing at Indian posts in the Mendhar sector of Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation was reported between 11.30 pm and 11.35 pm. The Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing using semi automatic and automatic...
  • J&K: After 2-week-long lull, Pakistan violates ceasefire November 22, 2013

    After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir yet again, opening fire on Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, defence officials said. Defence sources said that Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Balakote area of...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire October 15, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions without any provocation in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) of Jammu and Kashmir late on Monday evening, a defence spokesman told IANS. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Hamirpur area of Mendhar sector in Poonch district last...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again as Manmohan Singh returns after meeting Nawaz Sharif October 2, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions on the line of control (LOC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, in yet another violation of the bilateral ceasefire, a defence spokesman said on Wednesday. "Pakistan troops used small arms and automatics to target our positions in Mendhar sector of...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian posts in Mendhar along LoC September 17, 2013

    Pakistani troops on Tuesday fired at Indian positions in Mendhar sector on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, in yet another violation of the bilateral ceasefire, a defence spokesman said. "Pakistani troops fired at our positions in Mendhar sector of the LoC on Tuesday morning," defence spokesman Colonel...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets Indian posts in Mendhar September 7, 2013

    In yet another ceasefire violation from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani troops on Friday night fired at Indian positions in Mendhar sector of Poonch district. The firing started by Pakistani troops at 8 pm and Indian jawans retaliated, officials said. The fresh violation of ceasefire comes three...
  • Pakistan continues ceasefire violation at Line of Control August 25, 2013

    After violating the ceasefire thrice on Saturday in Poonch and Rajouri districts, Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, a defence spokesperson said. Col RK Palta, defence spokesperson, told IANS: "The exchange of fire in Balakot area...
  • Pak troops violate ceasefire again, fire at Indian posts in Mendhar August 22, 2013

    Poonch: Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) again on Thursday evening, firing at Indian posts in the Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The violation was reported around 5.35 pm amid reports of an exchange of fire in Banwat area of the Poonch sector. Several...
  • Fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Poonch, India retaliates August 22, 2013

    Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire twice by firing mortar shells on LoC posts in two sub-sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces. "There were two ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Wednesday night", Defence Spokesman Col R K Palta said on Thursday. There was Pakistani firing along...
  • J&K: Pak violates ceasefire yet again, targets Mendhar sector August 19, 2013

    Poonch: Ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by the Pakistan Army continued on Monday with firing reported at Mendhar sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing reportedly began at 2:35 pm, retaliation from the Indian side was in progress. The Indian Army soldiers, meanwhile, are keeping...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again, targets 12 posts at Mendhar August 18, 2013

    Poonch: In a yet another ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan troops targetted 12 Indian posts at Mendhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The heavy firing is still on. This is the 18th ceasefire violations at the LoC since the killings of five Indian soldiers...
  • Will not allow any infiltration along the LoC: Army August 18, 2013

    Ceasefire voilations continue along the LoC with the latest being reported from the Mendhar sector of Poonch on Saturday night. The firing continued for nearly three hours with forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in BG Sector being targeted. Indian Troops retaliated to the firing. Brigadier A Sengupta,...
  • Pakistan troops fire on Indian posts in Mendhar, Hamirpur August 17, 2013

    Pakistani troops fired on forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Mendhar and Hamirpur areas of Poonch district late on Friday in yet another instance of ceasefire violation, drawing retaliation from India. There was no immediate report of casualties on Indian side. Defence spokesman S N Acharya said the...
  • Indian retaliates strongly after Pak attack at LoC August 16, 2013

    Jammu: Using heavy calibre guns, Indian Army retaliated strongly after Pakistani troops on Thursday resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing with rocket and mortar shell attacks on Line of Control (LoC) posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector that injured three Army jawans and a civilian. This is the 11th ceasefire...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, opens fire in Poonch sector August 15, 2013

    Srinagar: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC, Pakistan opened fire in Mendhar area in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday late night. Automatic mortars and weapons were used by Pakistan's side. The firing lasted for 2 hours. This the 10th ceasefire violations since the killings of 5...
  • J&K: Pak violates ceasefire again, fires at 10 posts in Mendhar sector August 11, 2013

    Srinagar: Pakistan on Sunday violated ceasefire for the second time in a day. Firing was reported from Mendhar sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani side fired at 10 army posts including Langot, Forward Balakot and Dera Basi were attacked. Firing began at 11:30 am and is still...
  • 'Terrorist who mutilated Indian soldier was rewarded Rs 5 lakh' January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: January 8 - A bloody strike across the Line of Control. Two Indian soldiers are killed, one of them beheaded. Pakistan denied any role in the brutal attack but Intelligence reports accessed by CNN-IBN on Tuesday suggested otherwise. The reports claimed that the operation was led by a serving...
  • LoC remains tense even as India talks tough January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The situation along the India-Pakistan border continues to remain tense after India reported four ceasefire violations even after the flag meet. Indian troops, however, did not retaliate and officers say that they will not react in haste but will take their time. But, the Pakistani army claimed that...
  • Comments by Indian Army Chief very hostile: Khar January 15, 2013

    Washington: The remarks made by Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh following the beheading of an Indian soldier on the LoC last week were "very hostile", Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said today, as she asked Indian leaders to "catch up" with developments in her country. "We were not very...
  • Fresh firing at LoC even as India talks tough with Pak January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as India talked tough with Pakistan on Tuesday over the repeated ceasefire violations and the killing of two Indian soldiers last week, there were reports of fresh firing at Mendhar sector in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. According to sources, small arms were used in...
  • 'Let not the tension at the border derail the peace process' January 12, 2013

    While no fresh incident of firing was reported from the border on Saturday, tension continued along the Line of Control. ...
  • Villagers near LoC pray it doesn't get worse January 12, 2013

    Mendhar: Caught in the India-Pakistan cross-fire are villagers living close to the border. CNN-IBN's Arunoday Mukharji travelled to the Mendhar sector and found that it's not just army trucks and soldiers in fatigues that one sees along the Line of Control but local villagers as well, who've lived there for...
  • Ties may be hit as Pak opens fire on Indian posts again January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It's almost a week of flared tensions between India and Pakistan. Across the Line of Control, fresh firing has been reported from eight posts, and even as India tried to de-escalate the tension, the Pakistan foreign office on Friday summoned the Indian envoy, issuing him a demarche over...
  • LoC killings isolated incident: Pak senator January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Calling the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army an "isolated incident", a senior Pakistani senator on Friday said such events should not be allowed to "spin out of control" which could result in vitiating the atmosphere of peace. Mushahid Hussain Sayed, General Secretary of the PML-Q, also...
  • Indian Army highly disciplined, professional force: MoD January 11, 2013

    Jammu: Denying reports of soldiers of Rajputana Rifles going on "hunger strike" in protest against the killing of two Army jawans by Pakistani troops, the Defence Ministry on Friday claimed such incidents do not "demoralise" the force. "The Indian Army is totally professional, disciplined and highly motivated force, which handles...