Poonch

  • J&K floods: Relief operations underway to restore communication and reconnect the valley 2 days ago

    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 re-open the Jammu-Srinagar 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 6 days ago

    Jammu: In less than 24 hours, teams of Army engineers have re-built two bridges in Poonch and Jammu districts of flood-hit 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 1 week ago

    The waters have receded in Poonch in the flood-hit 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....
  • J&K: Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch July 3, 2014

    Poonch: Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with the Army in the Krishna Ghati area of Poonch sector. The encounter is currently underway. The army patrolling team also foiled an infiltration bid late on Wednesday night near the Krishna Ghati sector where the army rounded up a group of...
  • J&K: One Army soldier killed in suspected IED blast in Poonch June 12, 2014

    Poonch: In an attack on an Army patrol on Thursday morning, one soldier was killed in a suspected IED blast in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Three other soldiers have been reportedly injured. The area was cordoned off and those injured evacuated after the attack. Search operations are in progress...
  • J&K: Army deployed in Poonch after clashes May 23, 2014

    The army on Friday carried out flag march in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch town where an indefinite curfew was imposed following clashes between two communities. "The army has carried out a flag march this (Friday) afternoon in Poonch town to instil confidence among people," a police officer told IANS in Poonch. Authorities...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in Poonch after clash between two communities May 23, 2014

    Curfew was imposed in Jammu on Friday following tension between two communities. Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Poonch town of Jammu region as tension mounted after a girl was allegedly beaten up by a boy. "Curfew was imposed this morning as a precautionary measure," a senior police officer told IANS in...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch May 21, 2014

    In yet another violation of ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian guards. There was no death, injury or damage to anyone on the Indian side of the LoC in the exchange of fire that...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • J&K: Two terrorists killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch May 10, 2014

    Two terrorists were killed when Army foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the second this month. A jawan was also injured in the exchange of fire late Friday night. A group of four terrorists were seen moving inside Indian territory along...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along the LoC, heavy firing reported April 25, 2014

    Jammu: Heavy firing has been reported along the LoC in the Kerni sector in Poonch. According to sources, firing started at 9 am on Friday has been continuing intermittently. Small arms and automatic weapons have been reportedly used. "Pak troops resorted to small arms firing and mortars firing on Indian...
  • Pakistan troops violate truce, target Indian forward posts January 29, 2014

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops on Wednesday resorted to small arms firing on Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, drawing retaliation from border guards. "Enemy (Pakistani troops) fired from their small arms (on Indian forward posts along the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch district January 13, 2014

    The army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region's Poonch district. Army troops noticed some suspicious movement in Krishna Ghati sector along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu region on Monday morning, a defence spokesman told. "The infiltration bid was foiled and searches...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Infiltration bid foiled in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch January 13, 2014

    The Indian Army today foiled an infiltration bid in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. According to senior Army officials, the Indian troops detected suspicious movement across the border at 6.15 am this morning. Officials say a search operation is still underway in the area. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fires on forward areas along LoC October 29, 2013

    Pakistani Army on Tuesday again violated the ceasefire by firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. Pakistani troops opened fire with automatic weapons and small arms on forward areas along LoC in Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors from 0510...
  • J&K: 6th ceasefire violation in 48 hours, firing on in RS Pura sector October 17, 2013

    Jammu: Another ceasefire violation by Pakistan took place on Thursday in the RS Pura sector in Jammu. Heavy firing is currently on between BSF and Pakistan Rangers. This is the 6th violation in 48 hours. Earlier on Tuesday, an Army jawan was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pak violates ceasefire again, targets Indian posts in Samba October 14, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistan on Monday resorted to unprovoked firing in the Hiranagar Sector of Samba district. Sources said Pakistani troops targeted two posts, injuring one BSF jawan. There has been a steady increase in ceasefire violations from Pakistan. On Saturday, Pakistan targeted forward posts along LoC in Poonch district with mortar shelling...
  • No end to Army operation in Keran, gunbattle enters 13th day October 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Thirteen days since the operation in Keran started, the gunfight between the Army and the terrorists is still on. The Army is battling 30 to 40 terrorists who had infiltrated in the Keran sector. This even as Army Chief General Bikram Singh said the Keran intrusion is in no...
  • Army foils another infiltration bid in Keran, 4 terrorists killed October 5, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army on Saturday foiled another infiltration bid in Keran sector after a 2-hour gunbattle with the terrorists. Four terrorists have been killed in the incident and six AK 47 rifles, 4 pistols and other warlike ammunitions have been recovered from the terrorists. This incident has been reported from the...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch district October 4, 2013

    Poonch: Pakistani troops on Thursday yet again violated the ceasefire by firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts in Krishnaghati at around 6.30 pm on Thursday. Indian troops guarding the border retaliated with the same caliber weaponry, which resulted...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch district October 3, 2013

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Thursday by firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts in Krishnaghati sub-sector of Poonch district around 1830 hours on Thursday evening, Defence Spokesperson SN Acharya said. Indian troops...
  • 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...
  • 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 violates ceasefire in the Sabziyan sector of Poonch September 18, 2013

    Srinagar: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The fresh ceasefire violation happened in the Sabziyan sector of Poonch. Pakistani troops reportedly opened fire on Indian posts at around 1 am on Wednesday morning. The firing continued for more than five hours. This is 19th ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops...