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Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

14 Aug 2019

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

The All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) banned popular singer Mika Singh yesterday from the Indian film industry, over his performance at a wedding function in Karachi, Pakistan, at a time when India-Pakistan relations are abysmal.

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.

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.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.

Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down

01 Mar 2019

Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had "good conversations" with Indian and Pakistani leaders and was hopeful that the rising tension will come down between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

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.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

#PulwamaAftermath: India to stop share of water flowing to Pakistan

21 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAftermath: India to stop share of water flowing to Pakistan

The Center has decided to stop India's share of water flowing to Pakistan from three Indus rivers, tweeted Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

ICJ begins hearing Kulbhushan Jadhav case; India presents its arguments

18 Feb 2019

ICJ begins hearing Kulbhushan Jadhav case; India presents its arguments

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the Pulwama attack, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on Monday, began hearing the high-profile case of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is facing the death penalty in Pakistan on charges of espionage.

Amid tensions with India, Pakistan welcomes the Saudi Crown Prince

17 Feb 2019

Amid tensions with India, Pakistan welcomes the Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is slated to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday, despite earlier concerns about him calling his visit off in the wake of the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Vayu Shakti: IAF showcases firepower in backdrop of Pulwama attack

17 Feb 2019

Vayu Shakti: IAF showcases firepower in backdrop of Pulwama attack

Days after the Pulwama attack rocked Kashmir, the Indian Air Force (IAF), on Sunday, carried out a mega exercise at the Pokhran firing range near the Pakistan border to demonstrate its control over the skies.

Pakistan school punished after students wave India's flag

16 Feb 2019

Pakistan school punished after students wave India's flag

Pakistani authorities have suspended the registration of a school in Karachi after some students danced to an Indian song and waved India's national flag during a cultural event, hurting the country's "national dignity".

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

08 Jan 2019

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them.

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.

Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari released from Pakistan jail

17 Dec 2018

Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari released from Pakistan jail

Pakistan today released Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari, whose three-year jail term ended Saturday, days after a top court gave a one-month deadline to the government to complete formalities to deport him.

Turn secular, stop being Islamic-state: Indian Army chief to Pakistan

30 Nov 2018

Turn secular, stop being Islamic-state: Indian Army chief to Pakistan

Venturing into uncharted waters, Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said Pakistan should turn into a secular state from an Islamic nation.

Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit

27 Nov 2018

Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit

Pakistan has announced that it will invite PM Narendra Modi to the country for attending the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, reported the country's Dawn News.

Hero of 1971 Longewala battle, made famous in 'Border', dies

17 Nov 2018

Hero of 1971 Longewala battle, made famous in 'Border', dies

The 78-year-old hero of the historic 1971 Battle of Longewala (border post in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan), Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (retd), died today in a private hospital in Mohali, losing a fight to cancer.

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.

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani Government must to do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns to make way for a process of engagement on Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said.

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

04 Nov 2018

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China today said it supported Pakistan's "quest for peace through dialogue" to settle the outstanding disputes with India as it backed Islamabad's "engagement" with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

07 Oct 2018

US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi

The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in Islamabad on Saturday.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks

04 Oct 2018

Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks

Islamabad is seeking an American role in facilitating talks between India and Pakistan because the two South Asian neighbors aren't engaging bilaterally, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, warning that absence of such a facilitation could lead to an escalation of tension.

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

29 Sep 2018

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi

25 Sep 2018

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi

India's reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan doesn't mean Islamabad will close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, days after Delhi canceled the Foreign Minister-level meeting in New York.

Pakistan's opposition holds Khan-government responsible for 'diplomatic debacle' with India

24 Sep 2018

Pakistan's opposition holds Khan-government responsible for 'diplomatic debacle' with India

Pakistan's two major opposition parties have questioned the "haste" shown by PM Imran Khan in making efforts to mend ties with India and held him responsible for "diplomatic debacle", saying he should have done his "homework" before approaching for the meeting.

After talks called off, Imran Khan slams "arrogant" India

22 Sep 2018

After talks called off, Imran Khan slams "arrogant" India

After India called off bilateral talks between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart, Pakistan PM Imran Khan, on Saturday, hit out at India's "arrogant and negative response".

India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

20 Sep 2018

India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

After newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting that bilateral talks between India and Pakistan be resumed, New Delhi has responded.

Imran Khan writes to Modi seeking resumption of bilateral talks

20 Sep 2018

Imran Khan writes to Modi seeking resumption of bilateral talks

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi seeking to restart bilateral talks on key issues "challenging the relationship" including on terrorism and Kashmir, Pakistan's Foreign Office said.

If Pakistan stops terrorism, we'll shake hands: Army Chief Rawat

06 Sep 2018

If Pakistan stops terrorism, we'll shake hands: Army Chief Rawat

"If Pakistan stops terrorism, the Army would also be like Neeraj Chopra," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said, referring to the Asian Games javelin gold medallist's gesture of reaching out to his Pakistani competitor.

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

31 Aug 2018

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.

India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty

28 Aug 2018

India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty

India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the crucial Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.

Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan

24 Aug 2018

Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan

Pakistan has "solid evidence" against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case against him at International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country's new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday.

Sidhu controversy: Imran Khan calls Sidhu an "ambassador of peace"

21 Aug 2018

Sidhu controversy: Imran Khan calls Sidhu an "ambassador of peace"

Navjot Singh Sidhu has been embroiled in controversy ever since he visited Pakistan for Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony, and hugged Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister extends hand of friendship to India

21 Aug 2018

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister extends hand of friendship to India

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi extended the hand of friendship to India after taking the oath, by offering uninterrupted dialogue to resolve all the outstanding issues, saying it's the only wise course as the two countries cannot afford any adventurism.

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

14 Aug 2018

Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.