POONCH KILLINGS

  • 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...
  • CBI registers case in Poonch encounter September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Acting on the directives of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, CBI has registered an FIR against police personnel and army officials in the Poonch fake encounter case in which 19 persons, including women and children were killed 15 years ago. CBI sources said the agency has booked army officials...
  • 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...
  • Antony was cautious on a sensitive matter: Khurshid on LoC killings August 12, 2013

    The killing of five Indian soldiers at the Line of Control by the Pakistani Army has once again brought out in the open the tension between two neighbours. Defence Minister's statements and two press releases by the Indian Army on the killings created controversy with the opposition parties alleging that...
  • Army to probe LoC killing of 5 soldiers August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Army will start an enquiry into the ambush and killing of five soldiers on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at the Line of Control in the Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch. Five soldiers were killed by Pakistani soldiers who crossed over to the Indian...
  • Pakistan military denies role in LoC killings: Sources August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Pakistani military and Foreign Ministry have denied any role in the attack on an Indian Army patrol at the Line of Control (LoC) in which five soldiers were killed, sources said. The officials denied the incident during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday...
  • Antony admits Pakistan Army killed Indian soldiers at LoC August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Two days after Defence Minister AK Antony's statement blaming "20 heavily armed terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan Army uniforms" for the attack on an Indian patrol at the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch in which five soldiers were killed led to a huge political storm,...
  • LoC killings: Antony to clarify that he didn't give clean chit to Pak August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in a damage control mode after the row over Defence Minister AK Antony's statement on the Poonch LoC killings. Sources say that government will announce on Thursday that Antony made his statement on the basis of the information he got at 2 am on...
  • LoC killings: Army Chief returns to Delhi to brief Antony August 7, 2013

    Jammu: Army Chief General Bikram Singh returned to Delhi after being briefed by his Corps Commander at Nagrota on the ambush of an Indian patrol by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Poonch in which five soldiers were killed. General Singh, who was earlier scheduled to visit the...
  • LoC killings: Martyr's family refuses compensation August 7, 2013

    Patna: Martyred sepoy Vijay Kumar Rai's family has refused to accept Bihar government's compensation of Rs 10 lakh and instead demanded strong action against Pakistan for killing him and four other soldiers in an ambush at the Line of Control in ChakanDaBagh sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The family...
  • LoC killings: Indian Army honours the martyrs in Poonch August 7, 2013

    IndiaPakistan 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. ...
  • BJP slams Antony for contradictory statements August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony came under heavy fire from the opposition parties over his statement on the killing of Indian soldiers in Parliament on Tuesday where he blamed "20 heavily armed terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan Army uniforms" for the attack which was contradictory to a...
  • 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. ...
  • Kashmir: Pak soldiers wounded in exchange of fire with Indian troops August 7, 2013

    Islamabad: Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire with Indian troops in Kashmir in the latest flareup of tensions between the two nucleararmed neighbours, officials on both sides said on Wednesday. The shooting came just hours after India accused Pakistani forces of killing five Indian soldiers along...
  • Army Chief pays tribute to martyred soliders August 7, 2013

    Nagrota: Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute at Nagrota to the five soldiers killed by Pakistani troops and terrorists at the Line of Control (LoC) near Poonch. General Singh is scheduled to visit the area of the ambush later on Tuesday but is stuck at Nagrota due to bad...
  • Live: Bodies of five soldiers killed at LoC reach Delhi August 7, 2013

    New Delhi/Jammu: 6:50 pm: Bodies of five soldiers killed at LoC reach Delhi. 5:24 pm: Pakistan wants to create trouble for India and then move on. No talks with Pakistan till it stops all terror activities against India. Every time Pakistan puts pressure on India, we succumb: Sinha. 5:22 pm: Hold Pakistan...
  • Nitish Kumar announces Rs 10 lakh compensation for soldiers killed in Poonch August 7, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the family of each of the four soldiers, who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Kumar also announced a state funeral for the martyrs,...
  • 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. ...
  • LoC killings: IndoPak PM talks to go ahead as scheduled; Opposition protests August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the killings of five Indian Army soldiers in Poonch, the Congress has said that talks with Pakistan are still on, even as the government renews its diplomatic offensive. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko said the proposed meeting of Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • Poonch LoC killings: Martyrs' bodies to be taken home today August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The killings of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch has enraged the entire country. The bodies of the martyrs will be taken to their native states on Wednesday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a state funeral for the slain soldiers from Bihar...
  • '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 CNNIBN on Tuesday suggested otherwise. The reports claimed that the operation was led by a serving...
  • Need to deescalate tension at the border: Farhan Akhtar January 15, 2013

    Bollywood actordirector Farhan Akhtar has called for deescalating the tension at the Line of Control and improving cultural ties between India and Pakistan. ...
  • LoC killings: BJP, SP call for retaliation January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Politics over the beheading of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh escalated on Tuesday. Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav called for war. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) too kept up the heat. Party leader Yashwant Sinha demanded that all talks with Pakistan be called off. The Congress reassured...
  • India should call off the peace process with Pak: BJP January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's strong statement on the LoC killings on Tuesday was welcomed with open arms by the Opposition, with Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha adding that India should call off the peace process. Sinha said that if Pakistan did not respond to the PM's statement,...
  • 'Want Army Chief to assure Hemraj's head is brought back' January 14, 2013

    Mathura: The family of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh, which is on a hunger strike demanding the severed body of the martyred soldier, said on Monday that it will break the fast only when the Army chief visit the village and promises that the remains of his body will be brought...
  • Fresh firing by Pak troops ahead of flag meet January 13, 2013

    Jammu: Ahead of Monday's IndoPak flag meeting to defuse tension along Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani troops on Sunday evening violated the ceasefire again, targeting Indian posts in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier in the day, Pakistan agreed to hold a 'brigade commander' level flag meeting along the...
  • Ties may be hit as Pak opens fire on Indian posts again January 11, 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 deescalate the tension, the Pakistan foreign office on Friday summoned the Indian envoy, issuing him a demarche over...
  • 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...
  • Pak reiterates commitment to peace process with India January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Friday reiterated its commitment to the peace process. The Pakistan High Commission issued a statement, saying that Islamabad "reiterates its commitment to a peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues through a sustained and resultoriented dialogue with India". The statement came after the Ministry of External Affairs ruled...
  • Yashwant Sinha wants govt to suspend dialogue with Pak January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC), BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday advocated suspension of dialogue with Pakistan even as he admitted that the previous NDA government had also committed the mistake by engaging the neighbour in...