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Cross border shelling: 5,500 bunkers, 200 community halls to be constructed along LoC

The prestigious project, targeted to be completed in the current financial year at a cost of Rs 153.60 crore, has already been approved by the state government and union ministry of home affairs (MHA)

Jawan who crossed LoC after surgical strikes seeks retirement

Soldier Chandu Babulal Chavan, who had "inadvertently" strayed across the Line of Control (LoC) in 2016 after the surgical strikes and spent nearly four months in captivity in Pakistan, has sought premature retirement.

J&K: Two soldiers killed in Pakistani firing in Rajouri district

Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate mortar shelling, automatic and small arms fire from 5.15 pm on Monday. The Indian army retaliated, a defence spokesperson said.

Pakistan's policy of restraint on LoC should not be treated as its weakness: Foreign Office

"The Pakistani forces have exerted great restraint but this restraint should not be construed as a sign of weakness. Any Indian misadventure on the LoC and Working Boundary can lead to a strategic miscalculation," Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.

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Govt to build 14,460 bunkers for J&K border dwellers

Following the recent visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the state, the Centre had approved construction of another 14,460 bunkers at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore, he said in reply to a written question.

India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC; no casualties

According to Defence Ministry sources, the Pakistani army resorted to an unprovoked and indiscriminate targeting of defence and civilian facilities in Mankote area using small arms, automatics, and mortars.

Simmer down

A cycle of retaliation using higher calibre weapons is expanding to all sectors on LoC. Urgently needed: Restraint, statesmanship

J-K: Border residents moved to safer areas following Pakistan shelling

The residents of Silikote, Balkote, Tilawari, Churanda and Batgarh have reportedly started fleeing their villages early this morning in view of the ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops at regular intervals since Monday.

Army gives commanders on LoC nod to hit back against Pakistani action

This move is part of the proactive stance adopted by the Army against Pakistani posts on the LoC since September 2016, when it conducted surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The unquiet front

Unless urgent steps are taken to control the violence along the LoC, the worrying link between escalation and ceasefire violations would become even more precarious in the days ahead

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