On Friday, 35 trucks carrying fruit were scheduled to cross over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Poonch, said Fareed Kohli, custodian, LoC Trade. “However, these will not be allowed to cross the LoC tomorrow in view of the Home Ministry order,” he said.
Pakistan had released first batch of 100 Indian fishermen on April 7. Another 100 will be freed on April 22 and the process will be completed on April 29 when 55 fishermen and 5 prisoners shall be released.
The prisoners were arrested for trespassing into the country's territorial waters and violating international maritime limits. Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen as there is no clear demarcation of the maritime border in the Arabian Sea and these fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location.
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the only way to stop bloodshed in the country was through peace talks and not through military actions. Responding to the scheduled India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks being deferred, Singh said if India wants to stop this bloodshed, it can only be done through peace talks, not through military actions.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Wreath laying ceremony of 1971 Bangladesh liberation war hero Lieutenant General (retd) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob was observed on Thursday.Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning, following a 13-days illness. He played a key role in India’s victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani paid his tribute to former Lt. Gen. Jacob. Amongst other dignitaries who paid tributes to the 1971 war hero were current Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh and Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali. Besides his 36-year career in the army, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Jack Jacob served as the Governor of Goa and Punjab.
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After the demise of Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had very different and friendly relations with him. Appreciating Lt. Gen. Jacob he said that he was a straight forward man and his contributions played a very vital role in the development of the country. He further asserted that he developed good relations with him when he was governor of Goa. Lt. Gen. Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning following a 13-days illness. He played the key role in India's victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.