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Pak troops violate ceasefire in Poonch

September 22, 2009

In yet another violation of the ceasefire, Pakistani troops fired nearly 135 rounds on several Indian forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday night, but there were no casualties.Pakistani troops fired intermittently from nine of their posts on Indian forward positions in Mendhar and Krishan Ghati sectors from 7.55 pm- 8.20 pm, […]

Firing by Pak forces across J&K border, 2 jawans injured

September 17, 2009

Two BSF jawans were injured on Friday night when their observation post came under fire from Pakistani side across the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector, after which the border guards retaliated using small arms. The firing from Pakistani side at around 1845 hours was directed at the observation post along the fenced […]

300-odd terrorists waiting to sneak into J&K

September 17, 2009

Around 300 terrorists are waiting across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for an opportunity to infiltrate into India, prompting the Army to strengthen its anti-insurgency security grid. The terrorists have been spotted moving in batches from place to place along the LoC, apparently in search of vulnerable spots from where they could […]

Musharraf’s U-turn: US money not used against India

September 17, 2009

Taking a U-turn former Pakistan President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has backtracked from his own statement saying that while he was in power, he diverted US supplied weaponry to strengthen defences against India. In a statement issued in Philadelphia, Mr Musharraf said the issue highlighted by some Indian leaders and media was not even raised […]

Mush’s revelations on aid diversion irk US

September 15, 2009

US has said it is taking “very seriously allegations” by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that aid provided by it for the ‘war against terror’ was diverted during his tenure to strengthen defences against India, but refused to say whether any probe has been ordered. A State Department official said the “allegations were not specific” […]

India’s 6th civil nuclear pact signed with Mongolia

September 15, 2009

India on Monday signed a civil nuclear pact with Mongolia, which is believed to have ample resources of uranium. Mongolia became the sixth nation with which India has signed a civil nuclear pact since the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group lifted a 34-year-old ban on India to have trade in the field with the international community. […]

ITBP jawans injured in China border shootout

September 15, 2009

Simmering tensions along the mountainous frontier with China appear to have become serious with a revelation that two jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the sentinel force along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), were injured in bullets fired from the Chinese side. The firing in an area identified as Kerang in northern Sikkim took […]

First Sword Class Frigate Arrives In Pakistan

September 14, 2009

The Pakistan Navy’s first Sword/F-22P class frigate arrived in Karachi on Sept. 13. According to a press release from the Pakistan navy, before entering Karachi Port the frigate undertook its first exercise with other ships and aerial assets of the fleet in the Arabian Sea, all under the watchful gaze of Rear Adm. Asif Sandila, […]

High alert along India-China border in Uttarakhand

September 13, 2009

The reports of incursions came from border areas of Rimkhim and Barahoti in Chamoli district with a worried Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to deploy more troops along the long, porous borders with Tibet, which had not reported any major incident since the 1962 conflict. Pokhriyal added that the state […]

Pakistan diverted US funds to strengthen defence against India: Musharraf

September 13, 2009

Former President Pervez Musharraf has said that military aid provided by the US to Pakistan for the war against terror during his tenure had been used to strengthen defences against India, the first such admission by any top Pakistani leader. Musharraf admitted that he had violated rules governing the use of the military aid, and […]