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Pakistan army shells forward posts along LoC in Poonch, Rajouri

Pakistan troops also targeted civilian areas in Mankote area triggering fear psychosis among them, the officials said.

Indo-Pak traders urge respective govts to restore cross LoC trade

The cross-LoC traders said that responding to the CBMs agreed by the governments of India and Pakistan, they sustained the cross-LoC trade with emotional investment despite severe financial risks and procedural and operational difficulties.


No reports of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC since Saturday night: Officials

Barring ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm on Saturday, there were no reports of firing in the rest of the sectors since 11 pm Friday, they said.

Post air strikes, LoC peaceful, troops on high alert

The strikes involving several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Former IAF Chief AY Tipnis: Brilliant action, unequivocal message there is limit to India's tolerance

Former IAF Chief AY Tipnis says IAF strike across LoC "conveys that though Pakistan uses terrorism as a tool against India, we are within our rights of International law to take such action."

Two Army officers killed in Pak ceasefire violation in J&K

Two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) were killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LOC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. The slain officers have been identified as JCOs Gamar Thapa and Raman Thapa. A defence spokesperson in Srinagar said that the two soldiers were shot after an […]


Around 160 terrorists waiting at launch pads to infiltrate into Indian territory: Lt Gen Paramjit Singh

Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh, who took over as the general officer commanding of the Nagrota-based White Knight Corps, commonly known as XVI Corps, also said that cross-border terrorism will stop only if Pakistan changes its policy and intentions.

Lives on the line

With 2018 recording over 20 deaths so far in ceasefire violations, cross-border firing, The Indian Express travels along the International Border and the LoC to tell stories of the living — of people who wake up alarmed at night, of ghost villages and empty schools that wait for children.

Six militants killed as Army foils infiltration attempt in J&K

Over the last month, the Kupwara frontier has seen increased attempts by militants to infiltrate into the Valley. Sunday’s infiltration bid is the fourth such attempt by militants in a fortnight to sneak into the Valley through the Kupwara frontier.

Large number of militants waiting at launch pads across LoC, says Lt General A K Bhatt

"My primary aim is to ensure that there is peace and prosperity in Kashmir. My primary focus will be to carry out people friendly operations so that Kashmir, which is moving towards mainstream, continues doing so," Lt General A K Bhatt said.

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Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, Feb 10 (ANI): After nine Indian Army soldiers died in the Siachen glacier avalanche on February 3, High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) trainers held training rescue sessions for soldiers at high altitudes near Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg region. Major Varun Khujuria, instructor at HAWS, stated the soldiers deployed on the high altitudes are given proper training for handling natural calamities. He added that only HAWS carries out rescue operations throughout the Himalayas. Ajpal Singh, a trainee, said that it's a nine-week basic course, which trains the soldiers to survive on higher altitudes. Proper knowledge of skiing equipments is also given to the soldiers.

Trade between India-Pakistan to surge in 2016, say authorities

Poonch, Jan 09 (ANI): Bilateral trade between India and Pakistan is likely to surge in 2016 after the installation of full body scanner at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point on the Line of Control (Loc) in Poonch district, said authorities. The cross-border trade between India and Pakistan started in 2008. Till December 31, 2015, a total of 14,964 Indian trucks crossed over LoC and 8,704 trucks from Pakistan entered the Indian borders. However, Assistant Commissioner of Poonch, Shafiq Ahmed, said the installation of full body scanners will give fillip to the trade between the neighbouring countries. The volume of bilateral trade between the two nations from 2008 to 2015 was recorded at USD 164.27 million. The trade between India and Pakistan is based on barter system and not currency exchange. Both the countries trade goods of equal value.