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Pak Violates Ceasefire Along LoC In J-K's Rajouri, Poonch

Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, an Army spokesman said on Saturday. Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Balakote sector of Poonch and Nowshera in Rajouri […]

Pak Steps Up Infiltration Bids, FATF Watching

New Delhi: As Pakistan scales up its efforts to push terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) into Jammu and Kashmir, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog on terror activities, is watching. The FATF, which has already put Pakistan in the ‘Grey List’ (watch list) for not doing enough to curb terror […]

Security Beefed Up Along The LoC Over Pak's Aggressive Stance

New Delhi: The Indian Army has intensified its presence along the Line of Control (LoC) in view of Pakistan’s increased aggressive posture along with direct and indirect threats of war ever since Parliament ended special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6. On Saturday, the Commander of Army’s Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, […]

Pak Takes Back Dead Soldiers From LoC After Raising White Flag

New Delhi: The Pakistan Army has retrieved the bodies of two of its Punjabi soldiers killed recently by the Indian Army at the LoC after raising the white flag, Army sources said on Saturday. The bodies were retrieved by Pakistan on September 13 following two days of unsuccessful attempts. An Army official said all attempts […]

Pak doctors plan to cross LoC to reach Kashmir

Islamabad: A team of over 75 Pakistani doctors along with nurses and paramedics were planning to cross the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday to provide aid and support to the people of Kashmir, a media report said. The team had reached Muzaffarabad on Sunday evening and they were expecting over 100 additional doctors to […]

India, Pak at anti-terror drill in Russia despite tension

New Delhi: India will take part in a joint international anti-terror military drill with Pakistan from Monday, despite tensions between the two nations at the Line of Control (LoC) over the Kashmir issue. The 15-day-long military exercise begins in Orenburg in Russia from Monday under the aegis of the China-backed Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. Apart from […]

If Pak behaves, J&K restrictions can ease: Doval

New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday said out of 199 police stations in Jammu and Kashmir, only 10 continue to have restrictions and ease of the clampdown in the erstwhile state is completely dependent on Pakistan’s behaviour. The NSA, who has been in the state for the last two weeks to monitor […]

Pak moves 2,000 soldiers within 30 kms of LoC

New Delhi: Pakistan has moved a brigade-sized force of around 2,000 soldiers to a location within 30 kms of the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Indian Army sources said on Thursday. The troops have been placed in the Bagh and Kotli sector in PoK. “The troop movement could be a defensive move by […]

Soldier killed in Pak shelling along LoC

New Delhi: An Indian soldier was killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir following a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Army sources said on Monday. The ceasefire violation took place at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the Poonch sector. The Army identified the deceased soldier as Grenadier Hemraj Jat (23). An official […]

Army Chief reviews security on LoC in J&K

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed readiness of security agencies against ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the concluding day of his two-day visit to the valley on Saturday. Rawat, who is on his first visit to the valley following withdrawal of special status to the state […]

Indo-Pak war likely in October: Pak Minister

Rawalpindi: Continuing his attack on India in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Wednesday that he feels that a full-fledged war will be fought between India and Pakistan in October or November this year. According to reports […]

Security forces on high alert along LoC, IB in J-K due to cross-border terror threat

Srinagar: Security forces are in a state of high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir as the threat of cross-border terrorism “continues to exist”, officials said on Saturday. “The threat of cross-border terrorism continues to exist. The security forces are maintaining a state of high alert,” […]

Pakistan journalists to march on LoC

Muzaffarabad: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, was for the ongoing Kashmir issue that arose after the Indian government scrapped […]

Army Rubbishes Pak Claim Of Killing 6 Indian Soldiers

New Delhi: The Army rebutted Pakistan’s claim on Tuesday of having killed six Indian soldiers, including an officer, in retaliation to a ceasefire violation by India at the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The Army said there were no ceasefire violations by India across the LoC. “Pakistan had violated ceasefire in the Krishna Ghati sector […]

Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling again

Srinagar: Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling against India on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side. Pakistan initiated the 2003 ceasefire violation at 11 a.m. by firing small arms and shelling mortars in the Krishna Ghati sector. “The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply,” […]

Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri 

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday. The soldier, Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, 35, sustained fatal injuries during the ceasefire violation. He was a resident of Dehradun. Army sources said that there was […]

Pak summons Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations'

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday lodged a strong protest with India, the third in as many days, over the alleged ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). The Foreign Office summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked firing in the Lipa and Battal sectors in which one security […]

As LoC Tension Mounts, Over A Dozen Terror Camps Reactivated In PoK

New Delhi: As tension between India and Pakistan escalates over scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad has hastily reactivated nearly a dozen terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and close to the International Border along Jammu and Kashmir. During the past week, hectic movement of terrorists has been seen around these […]

Anybody trying to disrupt Kashmir peace will be eliminated: Army

New Delhi: With Pakistan upping the ante over Kashmir and its army and leadership making war-mongering statements, the Indian Army has warned that anybody trying to disrupt peace in Kashmir would be eliminated. Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General K.J.S. Dhillon, in a television interview said that “Pakistan and its Army has always been involved in disrupting […]

Article 370: US urges all stakeholders to maintain peace, stability along LoC

Washington: The US is “closely following” the events in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian government scrapped the constitutional provision that accorded special status to the state, a senior official has said while urging all stakeholders to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC). The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 […]

Pakistan Army calls meet, Parliament convened over Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is to chair a Corps Commanders Conference in Rawalpindi on Tuesday to discuss the situation along the LoC and the developments in Jammu and Kashmir even as a joint session of Parliament has been summoned by President Arif Alvi. The Corps Commanders Conference comes a day after […]

Army foils attack by Pak's BAT, kills at least five

Srinagar: Army has foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven intruders, according to a defence spokesman here. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. […]

Tourists, pilgirms leave Valley after advisory; don't panic, Guv tells political parties

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started leaving the Kashmir Valley on Saturday following the state government’s advisory asking them to cut short their stay, even as J&K Governor S P Malik said there is no need to panic. Malik urged political delegations led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

Pakistan violates ceasefire at three places in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said, “At about 12.20 p.m. today Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC with firing of small arms in Poonch sector. “Thereafter […]

Soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

Jammu: An Army personnel was killed Monday as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages with mortar shells and small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said. This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu region in the last three days. A […]