Posts tagged as: Line of Control

LoC firing forces people to move in migrated areas

Hundreds of villagers have left their homes in several villages of Azad Jammu and Kashmir due to cross-border shelling at the line of control. Pakistan officials accused the Indian army of killing six people and injuring several others in shelling across the borders of Kashmir. On the other hand, India also claimed killing of five […]

Sartaj Aziz, Indian FM discuss options to reduce LoC tensions

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz held a meeting with Indian External Affairs minister Salman Khursheed in the Kyrgyz city of Bishkek Friday and discussed bilateral issues‚ ways to defuse tension on Line of Control. Both leaders met on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. They also discussed the dialogue process between the two countries. […]

Pakistani, Indian forces exchange fire along LoC

The armies of India and Pakistan fired on each other’s position on the line-of-control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian officials said on Saturday. The incident took place Friday evening in Mendhar sector of frontier Poonch district, around 185 km southwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-occupied Kashmir. “Pakistani army violated ceasefire last […]

Pakistan says nuclear assets completely safe

The National Command Authority at its meeting in Islamabad Thursday reaffirmed that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are completely safe. The meeting‚ was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at a time when Washington Post reported the US has allocated billions of dollars to spy on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Director General of Strategic Planning Division Khalid […]

Pakistan, India view border escalations ‘setback’ for dialogue

Pakistan and India came up with a unanimous view that the on-going escalations along Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region has derailed efforts for resumption of dialogue process.   Forces of both countries routinely trade fire that causes casualties and increased tensions between the uneasy nuclear neighbours.  Both accuse each other of violating the […]

India violates LoC ceasefire, fires at Pakistani areas

Indian troops Saturday violated the 2003 ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) and fired at Pakistani areas, official sources and residents said.   They said Indian forces resorted to unprovoked shelling in the Bajwat Sector of Sialkot. Pakistani forces returned fire and silenced Indian guns, official sources said. The sources added that ceasefire violations […]

Pakistan says Indian firing kills 11, injure 31 people this year

The parliament was informed on Friday that eleven Pakistanis, including eight soldiers, have been killed as the result of Indian unprovoked firing on the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region. Speaking at the National Assembly or Lower of the Parliament, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, […]

Indian shelling kills Pakistani woman along LoC

Indian troops have killed a Pakistani woman in a latest incident of shelling along the Line of Control, officials in Azad Kashmir said Sunday.  An Indian mortar landed on a house in Kotli district early Sunday, Assistant Commissioner in the area, Ayub Khan, told the media persons. He said the firing in Nikyal sector also […]

Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner over soldier’s killing

Pakistan Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner and a strong protest was lodged over the killing of a soldier as a result of indiscriminate firing by the Indian army in the disputed Kashmir region, the Foreign Ministry said.   The military said a Pakistani soldier Habib was killed as a result of Indian firing in Rawalakot […]

Indian army kills another Pakistani soldier in three days

Pakistan army says that Indian troops Thursday killed another soldier along the Line of Control in three days. An army statement said soldier Habib was killed when the Indian forces again resorted to unprovoked firing in Rakhchakri Sector near Rawalakot at Line of Control.   “The Indian Army has been continuously violating the ceasfire agreement […]

Pakistan asks India to rceiprocate policy of dialogue, responsibility

Pakistan said on Thursday it will pursue policy of restraint‚ responsibility and dialogue with India for the larger interest of peace in the region, urging the neighbouring country to reciprocate to its approach. The statement came amid the current escalations along the Line of Control, which have caused casualties of troops of both countries. Both […]

National Assembly condemns Indian shelling, captain killing

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution, condemning the recent firing by Indian forces and killing an army captain. Pakistan army says that the army officer was killed and another soldier injured when Indian forces fired at its posts late Tuesday and Wednesday morning along the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the […]


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