POONCH

  • Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    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...
  • Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP 3 days ago

    Poonch: Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan. "Muslims living in India are more prosperous than the Muslims living in Pakistan...
  • Army denies reports of 'fierce encounter' in Poonch 4 days ago

    Jammu: The Army on Friday termed as baseless reports of a fierce encounter between the security forces and a group of infiltrators in the Poonch forest. "There was no fierce encounter between terrorists and the army at the Kalsa forest areas in Bigial Dara area of Poonch last night, as reported...
  • Panic grips over firing on temple in Jammu, two held November 6, 2014

    Jammu: Two men on Thursday allegedly opened fire on a temple complex spreading panic in Jammu winter capital's posh Trikuta Nagar locality, but were arrested, police said. "Two car-borne youth fired at the building of a religious place (temple) in Trikuta Nagar this afternoon. They later escaped from the spot,"...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts October 24, 2014

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets IB areas in Samba, Jammu and Kathua October 23, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire several times and resorted to firing on Border Out Posts along the International Border in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to...
  • J&K: Heavy firing and shelling by Pakistan in Poonch; India retaliates October 15, 2014

    Poonch: Heavy firing and shelling was reported from across the border in Shahpur and Kerni area of Poonch sector. Firing commenced at 9am on Wednesday. India also retaliated. Pakistan had violated ceasefire again on Tuesday, after some days of relative calm along the Line of Control. Violation of the ceasefire truce was...
  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts October 12, 2014

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires at 3 BSF posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops fired at three Border Security Force (BSF) posts on Saturday evening along the International Border (IB) in Arina sector of Jammu region said a BSF spokesman. Fresh firing was reported from Rajouri and Poonch sectors as well. Pakistan has violated to the...
  • J&K: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch, target 4 Indian posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control on Saturday in Shahpur sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir and targeted four Indian posts. Indian soldiers fired in retaliation to the unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops. Pakistan has violated to the ceasefire several times...
  • 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....
  • India toughens stand after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, puts flag meet on hold October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday toughened its stand on the border situation, after 24 hours of incessant firing and shelling by Pakistan troops across the Line of Control (LoC) that resulted in several casualties. India on Tuesday put on hold the flag meeting with the Pakistan Army, deciding instead to...
  • Pak troops fire at Indian posts again, Islamabad pins the blame on New Delhi October 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) continued to remain tense on Tuesday after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts over the last 24 hours. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm, Pakistan again violated the...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires again in Poonch October 7, 2014

    Jammu: After overnight firing along the Line of Control, fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops has been reported on Tuesday afternoon in Poonch sector of Jammu region. Reacting to the repeated violations by Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We want to secure our borders. Pakistan had started action on the...
  • Anti-Pakistan protests rock Jammu, political parties condemn shelling October 7, 2014

    Jammu: There has been widespread condemnation against the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan in the Arnia forward belt of the RS Pura along the International Border (IB) in which five villagers lost their lives while 34 others were injured. The state unit of Bhartya Janta Party (BJP) on Monday demanded 'stern...
  • Has the Modi government failed to control ceasefire violations along LoC? October 6, 2014

    In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. ...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...
  • Ceasefire violations unfortunate, will deal with it strongly if we are at fault, says Pak after fresh firing October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed, another injured in landmine blast at LoC October 4, 2014

    Jammu: An Army jawan was killed on Saturday while another injured when an Improvised Explosive Device believed to be planted by terrorists went off along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The blast took place in the evening when the Army personnel were patrolling along...
  • J&K: Pakistan shells LoC villages in Poonch, girl killed, 4 injured October 3, 2014

    Jammu: A teenage girl was killed and four persons were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and Indian forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in ceasefire violation for the third consecutive day on Friday. Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shillings and small arms...
  • J&K: Six civilians injured in Pak firing in Poonch October 2, 2014

    Jammu: Six civilians including two women were injured and six houses partially damaged during shelling by Pakistani troops on border hamlets along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Wednesday night resorted to firing by...
  • J&K: Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch October 1, 2014

    Poonch: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Indian posts in Sabzia area of Mandi sector in Poonch. The firing continued from both sides. There was no report on casualties or injures. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three forward areas along LoC in...
  • J&K floods: Relief operations underway to restore communication and reconnect the valley September 13, 2014

    Jammu: A week after the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir the focus is now on relief work and reconnecting the Valley. The Army and Border Roads Organisation hoping to repair and reopen the JammuSrinagar highway could still take four more days. The Army is also saying it's working to restore...
  • Army engineers build bridges within a day in Jammu, Poonch September 10, 2014

    Jammu: In less than 24 hours, teams of Army engineers have rebuilt two bridges in Poonch and Jammu districts of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The Dorungli Bridge, a part of which was washed away on September 6 in flash flood, was made operational by this afternoon. This bridge is the...
  • J&K floods: Poonch devastated, houses toppled into the river September 9, 2014

    The waters have receded in Poonch in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. Houses there are totally toppled over into the river. ...
  • J&K: Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the army, a Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomising his assistant (sahayak). Sahayaks, who were earlier known as Batmans, are regular combat soldiers who are...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Ahead of PM's visit to Leh, terrorists attack BSF convoy near Pampore; infiltration bid foiled August 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Leh and Kargil on Tuesday after assuming office, two terrorists attacks were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night. Terrorists attacked a convoy of Border Security Force injuring seven personnel including an Assistant Commander, who is in a critical condition....