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Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

10 Jun 2019

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

In the past few months, Pakistan has shut down terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) near the LoC, fearing retaliation from India after the Indian Air Force's Balakot airstrike.

Pakistan frowns on India's 'unilateral' decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

21 Apr 2019

Pakistan frowns on India's 'unilateral' decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Pakistan today deplored India's "unilateral" decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its "misuse" by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency, and foment terrorism.

Trading of 21 items to hit after cross-LoC trade shut

19 Apr 2019

Trading of 21 items to hit after cross-LoC trade shut

Trading of 21 items like red chili, mangoes, herbs and dry fruits will be hit following the indefinite suspension of cross LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said today.

Prepared to proactively engage with any threat from Pakistan: IAF

07 Mar 2019

Prepared to proactively engage with any threat from Pakistan: IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it was in a "high state of preparedness" for engaging proactively with any kind of perceived threat from Pakistan.

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

05 Mar 2019

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra today said that he wants state government wants to include a lesson on Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the school textbooks.

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Pakistani drone shot down by IAF jet in Bikaner

04 Mar 2019

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Pakistani drone shot down by IAF jet in Bikaner

A Pakistani drone that has reportedly violated the Indian airspace was shot down by an Indian Air Force fighter jet at the International Border in Rajasthan's Bikaner.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

28 Feb 2019

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

After a lull of a few hours, Pakistani troops, on Thursday afternoon began shelling forward Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

Indo-Pak bilateral trade posted growth despite border tensions: Report

24 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak bilateral trade posted growth despite border tensions: Report

The volume of trade between India and Pakistan posted a growth of nearly 5% in the first seven months of the current fiscal year from a year ago, despite border tensions, states a media report today.

Hi-tech border-surveillance project to be completed in 6-7 years: BSF

19 Feb 2019

Hi-tech border-surveillance project to be completed in 6-7 years: BSF

The work to set up hi-tech surveillance system along the 2000-km sensitive stretch on the international border with Pakistan and Bangladesh is likely to be completed in next 6-7 years, a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official said yesterday.

Pakistan's army shells border posts, civilian areas in Poonch

05 Jan 2019

Pakistan's army shells border posts, civilian areas in Poonch

Pakistan army fired mortar shells today at the forward posts and civilians areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, in violation of the ceasefire for the four consecutive days, officials said.

Pakistan claims to have destroyed second 'Indian spy quadcopter'

03 Jan 2019

Pakistan claims to have destroyed second 'Indian spy quadcopter'

The Pakistan Army yesterday claimed to have shot down a second "Indian spy quadcopter" flying over the Pakistani side of the Line of Control.

BAT attack foiled along LoC, two 'likely Pakistani soldiers' killed

31 Dec 2018

BAT attack foiled along LoC, two 'likely Pakistani soldiers' killed

A major Border Action Team (BAT) attack has been foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir by killing two intruders who are "likely Pakistani soldiers".

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistani authorities

12 Nov 2018

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistani authorities

Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said today.

Rajnath to launch first 'smart fence' project along Indo-Pak border

16 Sep 2018

Rajnath to launch first 'smart fence' project along Indo-Pak border

India's first "smart fence" project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along frontiers, will be launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in two 5km each patch along the Indo-Pak border tomorrow.

See the partition of India through eyes of 12-year-old girl

13 Aug 2018

See the partition of India through eyes of 12-year-old girl

What could have India's partition meant to a 12-year-old girl who had a Hindu father and Muslim mother?

India, Pakistan to install new gates at Attari-Wagah border soon

01 Aug 2018

India, Pakistan to install new gates at Attari-Wagah border soon

India and Pakistan are set to install new gates at the Attari-Wagah border, where people from both the sides throng every evening to watch the lowering of the national flags.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: The conflict, the victory and the lessons

26 Jul 2018

Kargil Vijay Diwas: The conflict, the victory and the lessons

India's military victory against Pakistan in the Kargil conflict in 1999 is celebrated on July 26.

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J&K: Govt

24 Jul 2018

338 incidents of ceasefire violation during Ramzan in J&K: Govt

A total of 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings from Pakistan were reported in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan (May 17 to June 16), Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told Lok Sabha today.

Indian Army sends back Pakistani-kid with new clothes and sweets

28 Jun 2018

Indian Army sends back Pakistani-kid with new clothes and sweets

The Indian Army, in a display of humanity, sent back a young Pakistani child who had inadvertently crossed the border into the Indian side.

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

10 May 2018

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

Infantry guarding borders to get new rifles, carbines, LMGs soon

24 Mar 2018

Infantry guarding borders to get new rifles, carbines, LMGs soon

Indian infantry guarding borders with Pakistan and China are finally set to receive a small number of assault rifles, close-quarter combat (CQB) carbines, and light machine guns under the fast-track procedure (FTP) after over a decade of delay.

'Evacuate': Pakistan warns India's villages over loudspeakers before opening fire

25 Feb 2018

'Evacuate': Pakistan warns India's villages over loudspeakers before opening fire

Residents of border villages in Uri sector of Baramulla, J&K, woke up yesterday to warnings over loudspeakers about cross-border shelling.

BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation in RS Pura

18 Jan 2018

BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation in RS Pura

A BSF soldier was killed when Pakistan fired along the IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu.

Indian Army kills 7 Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory firing'

15 Jan 2018

Indian Army kills 7 Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory firing'

On Indian Army Day, forces killed seven Pakistani soldiers in "retaliatory action" along the LoC in Jammu's Poonch.

Army Chief: Ramping-up heat on Pakistan might end cross-border terrorism

14 Jan 2018

Army Chief: Ramping-up heat on Pakistan might end cross-border terrorism

Indian Army chief General, Bipin Rawat said that there was scope to ramp up military offensive in Jammu & Kashmir to pile heat on Pakistan and stop cross-border terrorism.

China helps Pakistan to build bunkers along Rajasthan border

09 Jan 2018

China helps Pakistan to build bunkers along Rajasthan border

After its machinations failed to work in Kashmir, Pakistan is now trying to make things difficult for India on the western front. South Asia's "enfant terrible" is getting help from its "all-weather friend" China.

BSF kills intruder, destroys Pakistani mortar positions

04 Jan 2018

BSF kills intruder, destroys Pakistani mortar positions

A day after a BSF jawan was killed in Pakistani firing in J&K's Samba, Indian forces destroyed two mortar positions across the border and killed an intruder in RS Pura area.

Pakistan aims to build $1.51bn dam in PoK by 2022

01 Jan 2018

Pakistan aims to build $1.51bn dam in PoK by 2022

According to a media report, Pakistan is planning on setting up a 700 MW hydro power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by 2022.

100 bunkers being constructed to protect villagers from Pak shelling

30 Dec 2017

100 bunkers being constructed to protect villagers from Pak shelling

Over 100 shell-proof underground bunkers are being constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

Pakistan rejects India's claims of cross-border raid killing 3 troops

29 Dec 2017

Pakistan rejects India's claims of cross-border raid killing 3 troops

The Pakistan Army has rejected claims that Indian forces crossed the Line of Control and killed three Pakistani troops in a revenge operation.

Heightened India-Pakistan tension over Jadhav, soldiers' killing

27 Dec 2017

Heightened India-Pakistan tension over Jadhav, soldiers' killing

Last year, India-Pakistan relations were tense. Friction had risen after the January'16 Pathankot attack, which was followed by the Burhan Wani fallout, Uri attack, "surgical strikes", increased ceasefire violations and terror activities.

Pak opens fire along LoC; 4 Indian Army soldiers killed

24 Dec 2017

Pak opens fire along LoC; 4 Indian Army soldiers killed

One Major and three soldiers of the Indian Army were killed as the Pakistani Army, in yet another ceasefire violation, opened fire on the Line of Control in Keri sector of Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district.

#DefenseDiaries: On this day, India won its greatest military victory

16 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: On this day, India won its greatest military victory

Every year, India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate nation's greatest military victory.

Reports: China helping Pakistan build bunkers along India border

03 Dec 2017

Reports: China helping Pakistan build bunkers along India border

Intelligence: Pak-sponsored terrorists trying to derail talks in J&K

07 Nov 2017

Intelligence: Pak-sponsored terrorists trying to derail talks in J&K

The Pakistani Army and ISI have reportedly stepped up attempts to infiltrate terrorists into Kashmir and conduct attacks, Indian security officials have told DNA.

Now, Pakistan blames India for cross-border pollution

04 Nov 2017

Now, Pakistan blames India for cross-border pollution

Issues of contention between India and Pakistan continue to increase as Pakistan now blames India for causing pollution, affecting its citizens detrimentally.

One year on, what did the surgical strikes achieve?

29 Sep 2017

One year on, what did the surgical strikes achieve?

On Friday, India marks the first anniversary of the surgical strikes mounted by Indian Army special-forces across the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Operation Arjun: BSF targets Pak officers' properties over ceasefire violation

27 Sep 2017

Operation Arjun: BSF targets Pak officers' properties over ceasefire violation

The Border Security Force has reportedly targeted residences and farms of serving and former Pakistani army officers located near the border under 'Operation Arjun'.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

23 Sep 2017

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

A day after alleged firing by Indian forces killed six civilians and wounded 26 in Pakistan, Islamabad summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.