Wagah Border

  • Watch: Celebrations at Wagah Border on the eve of 68th Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As India gears up to celebrate its 68th Independence Day, crowds gathered at Wagah Border to witness celebrations at the India-Pakistan border. ...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India July 4, 2014

    Lahore: Nine Pakistani prisoners, including five fishermen, were on Friday handed over by Indian authorities to Pakistani para military officials at the Wagah Border. The Punjab Rangers recorded the statements of the prisoners before handing them over to Edhi Welfare Foundation. Five of the prisoners are fishermen while the others are...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday May 25, 2014

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they...
  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling December 25, 2013

    The Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force on Wednesday discussed ways to counter illegal border crossing and smuggling as part of bi-annual talks. The issues figured during the second round of talks at Wagah. A 13-member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via Wagah...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet after 14 years to discuss LoC tensions December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet on Tuesday after 14 years at India-Pakistan Wagah border in Punjab. Lt General Vinod Bhatia is expected to cross over to Pakistan at the Wagah border to hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz. On the agenda...
  • 'Wagah of the East' event along India-Bangladesh border put on hold October 2, 2013

    The unveiling of the 'Wagah of the East' event, along the India-Bangladesh border, to be held on Wednesday on Gandhi Jayanti has been postponed. "Petrapole programme for October 2 has been postponed jointly with Bangladesh authorities due to bad weather," a statement issued by BSF said. Sources said new dates will...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attack: Pakistan commission to visit India on Sept 21 September 17, 2013

    An eight-member Pakistani judicial commission will leave for India Sep 21 to cross-examine the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack witnesses. The commission was earlier scheduled to leave for India on September 11 but the visit was postponed due to the 10-day Ganesh festival, Geo News reported Tuesday. The commission members will proceed to...
  • Pakistan releases Indian prisoners as it strives to improve ties August 25, 2013

    Pakistan released 337 Indian prisoners, most of them fishermen, on Saturday in the latest sign that Pakistan's new government wants to improve rocky ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. But the push by Pakistan's civilian government to improve relations with India has been undermined by a series of clashes that began in...
  • Eight differently abled youths perform at Wagah border August 3, 2013

    Eight differently abled youths on wheelchairs showcased their talents and performed at a cultural programme held at the Attari-Wagah border on Friday evening. The programme, part of a national awareness programme -- "Celebrating Abilities", was jointly organised by Ability Unlimited Foundation and Hans Foundation during the Beating Retreat Ceremony at...
  • Sarabjit's body handed over to family after post-mortem May 3, 2013

    Bikhiwind: The body of Sarabjit Singh, who died after a brutal attack by inmates in a Pakistani jail, was on Wednesday night handed over to his family after the post-mortem. A contingent of Punjab Police led by SSP Tarn-Taran Raj Jeet Singh handed over Sarabjit's body to his family at...
  • Sarabjit murder: Indian prisoners in Pak fear for their lives May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • Sarabjit killed: Has the Pakistani state got blood on its hands? May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • FTN: Has the Indian government abandoned poor Indians languishing in Pakistani jails? May 2, 2013

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • Sarabjit Singh should be declared a martyr: Family May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of Sarabjit Singh, Indian prisoner who succumbed to injuries after being brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail, has demanded that his body be handed over to them and he should be declared a "martyr". The family has set forth demand to the Union Home Ministry including that...
  • Pakistan sets up medical team for Sarabjit's postmortem May 2, 2013

    Lahore: A medical team is being constituted to conduct the postmortem examination of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday, a media report said. Sarabjit Singh died in Lahore's Jinnah hospital, reported Dawn. His body has been moved to the morgue. Hospital sources said the...
  • The Pakistani case against Sarabjit Singh May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh was convicted of alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province that killed 14 people in 1990 and spent about 22 years in Pakistani prisons. His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and former President Pervez Musharraf. The previous...
  • Sarabjit Singh dies at Pakistan's Jinnah hospital May 2, 2013

    Lahore/Islamabad: After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. His body has been shifted to the mortuary for autopsy. "I received a call from the...
  • Sarabjit Singh's family returns to India from Pakistan May 1, 2013

    Wagah Border: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family has returned to India from Pakistan to decide on the future course of action. Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur has said the family will try to meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi soon. There have been hints that 49-year-old Sarabjit is brain dead and is being...
  • Sarabjit Singh's family reaches Pakistan April 28, 2013

    Attari: Family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is in coma after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in a Lahore jail, crossed over to Pakistan Sunday afternoon to visit him in a hospital in Lahore. Led by Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife Sukhpreet...
  • Indian visa policy for Pak on hold due to 'no takers' January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: India's visa liberalisation policy for Pakistani senior citizens did not see any takers on Tuesday, due to which the policy was put on hold, according to sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Even as tension prevailed at the Line of Control, sources say there was no change...
  • Indo-Pak visa liberalisation for senior citizens at Wagah a no-show January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: Despite the tension at the Line of Control, India is continuing with its visa liberalisation to Pakistanis allowing senior citizens, to get visas on arrival at the Wagah Border. But it has been a no-show so far as no Pakistani senior citizen has crossed over from the Wagah...
  • Visa on arrival only for Pak senior citizens from today January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India will go ahead with it's visa liberalization policy with Pakistan and starting from Tuesday all Pakistani senior citizens will now be given a visa on arrival. In a landmark move, Pakistani citizens above the age of 65 years will not be required to report to the police. They...
  • Pak frees 48 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture September 10, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday freed 48 Indian fishermen from a jail in the southern port city of Karachi as a goodwill gesture and sent them to the Wagah land border crossing to be repatriated to India. The release followed President Asif Ali Zardari's announcement on Saturday that all Indian fishermen in...
  • Why aren't Pak Hindus willing to return from India? August 16, 2012

    Amritsar: After a recent spate of attacks on Hindus in Pakistan, several families have made their way across the Wagah Border into India. They say they are afraid of going back. Those who have crossed over say there are hundreds of others who are also waiting to escape. Mukesh Ahuja...
  • I spied for India, but no one bothered: Surjeet Singh June 28, 2012

    Wagah border: Surjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who returned from Pakistan on Thursday says he is very happy to be back. He says he is happy to see his "Punjabi brothers in turban". However, he was a bit apprehensive about telling why he went to Pakistan. When pressed further, he confessed...
  • Pak to release Surjeet Singh at 10 am on Thursday June 27, 2012

    Lahore: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, will be freed from a prison in the eastern Pakistani city and handed over to Indian authorities on Thursday, an official said on Wednesday. Singh, 69, will be released from...
  • Pakistan to release 315 Indian fishermen June 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan will release 315 Indian fishermen at the Wagah land border crossing on Thursday, official sources said on Tuesday. The fishermen are currently being held at a jail in Karachi, and they will be freed and sent to Lahore to be handed over to Indian authorities, sources told PTI. Pakistan and...
  • Taliban threat from Af-Pak real: Air chief April 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from Af-Pak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said in Bangalore on Saturday. "If the American troops and the International Security Assistance Force...
  • Taliban will shift its focus to India: IAF Chief April 28, 2012

    Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne said the terror outfit is getting closer to Wagah border in Amritsar. ...
  • India upgrades trade, immigration facility at Wagah border April 14, 2012

    Attari/Wagah Border: Giving impetus to people-to-people contact and trade ties with Pakistan, India on Friday opened a modern Integrated Check Post (ICP), equipped with a dedicated passenger terminal and sprawling cargo facility, built at cost of Rs 150 crore. The ICP was inaugurated by Home Minister...