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.
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.
"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.
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.
A short sharp exchange of fire has taken place somewhere along the LoC and very close to the customs complex, a reminder that the trading post between India and Pakistan functions under the shadow of the gun.
The trade and travel between the divided families of Jammu and Kashmir and PoK through Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch had begun in 2006. It was considered a major confidence-building exercise between India and Pakistan.
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.
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.