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BSF adopts ‘winter strategy’ to check infiltration


BSF has put in place its “winter strategy”, which includes deployment of devices that ensure visibility in fog, to prevent infiltration as it apprehends that terrorists may turn to International Border (IB) to sneak into India as the LoC would be inaccessible due to snow. The steps to beef up the security along the IB have been taken after intelligence reports suggested that 8-10 militants have been brought close to the IB on the Pakistani side by ISI to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The BSF has installed anti-fog devices and deployed more troops along the International Border, putting in place its “winter strategy” to …

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Dialogue only way forward to resolution of Kashmir problem: Farooq Abdullah

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Dialogue is the only way forward for a resolution to the Kashmir issue, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah today said even as he held that nothing has been done to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the neighbouring country while reiterating views that have invited criticism. “The only way left is to hold dialogue and find a solution (to the Kashmir issue),” the National Conference leader said at a function here. “Ever since I came into politics, I have always said that this state (PoK and J&K) can never become one. Neither do we have the power to take back their part (PoK) nor have they (Pakistan) the power to take our part; we are a nuclear power and they, too, are,” …

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India’s Role in Resolving Kashmir Issue Will Continue: Omar Abdullah

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With the US distancing itself on Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the absence of a third party does not absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution to the problem. “The absence of 3rd party intervention doesn’t absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution…,” Mr Abdullah wrote on social networking site Twitter, referring to US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby’s statement on the issue today. Earlier, Mr Kirby had said that the US has no role to play in Kashmir issue and it is for India and Pakistan to address the problem through dialogue, a day after Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif raised the matter with US Secretary of …

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Authorities advised villagers living along the Indo-Pak border in Samba to remain vigilant


With Pakistani troops repeatedly shelling border areas, authorities have advised villagers living along the Indo-Pak border in Samba district to remain vigilant and stay indoors. “People (of border hamlets along International Border) should remain vigilant. Villagers are advised to stay indoors and at safer places during cross border shelling”, minister for industries and commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga said. Ganga visited villages of Samba district which were hit by cross border firing and assessed damages due to mortar shelling in Mawa and Bainglarg villages in Samba district on Saturday. While interacting with the affected families, the minister assured them of all necessary help from the government and directed civil administration and police to be vigilant in the areas and respond at …

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Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir with Obama

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the Kashmir issue with US President Barack Obama when he meets him on Thursday, its envoy told separatist Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. “I was told by the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pakistan Prime Minister would be raking up the Kashmir issue with Obama (on October 22) during his visit to the US,” said the Mirwaiz who had an hour-long meeting with the envoy Abdul Basit here yesterday. This meeting came about two months after his proposed interface with Pakistans National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz was aborted as the Centre had directed police to detain all separatists coming to Delhi for meeting Aziz. The NSA level talks were later called off …

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India is not expansionist, wants better ties with neighbours: Rajnath Singh

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Asserting that India does not have expansionist ambitions, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said it has always endeavoured to have better ties with neighbours particularly Pakistan and China and said that all issues including border disputes and terrorism can be resolved through talks. Singh, who started his three-day visit to forward areas along the borders with Pakistan and China, said India only wants to defend its borders and infiltration and transgressions from across the frontiers should stop. He said India was ready to take the lead to improve ties with neighbours but would not compromise on honour and dignity. “We want better relationships with China and Pakistan. Peace cannot prevail in Asia and the continent cannot prosper on the …

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Pakistan rakes up J&K issue at UN


Pakistan has again raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN, telling a global conference of parliamentarians here that it is time for a plebiscite under the world body for the Kashmiri people. “Outstanding disputes continue to fester in the region preventing it from realising its tremendous economic and social potential. Foremost among these disputes is the issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” Acting Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Murtaza Javed Abbasi said at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers here yesterday. He said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” disputed territory, underwritten by several United Nations resolutions. “The Kashmiri people have waited for too long for their just and inalienable right to self-determination. “Peace in South …

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Befitting reply is required in rebuttal in Pak shelling: BJP


We cannot remain as moot spectator and the things are changing its dimension with vigorous speed, as our brothers on this side of the border are facing causalities due to Pak shelling. A nation has to live with dignity and respect and the same is eroded by Pakistan army and rangers by resorting to heavy firing time and again. R.S Pura belt is facing worst type of shelling from Pakistan and there are causalities of Indian, said BJP State Vice-President & MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.). It appear that Pakistan is facing worst type of disorder and threat within and wants to divert intention of public, not only this Pakistan has deliberately skipped from talks at the level of Nation Security …

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Pakistan shelling leaves 3 civilians dead, 17 injured in RS Pura

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Three civilians were killed and 17 injured as Pakistani troops today pounded border areas of Jammu with heavy shelling and firing since the wee hours, in yet another ceasefire violation. BSF retaliated strongly to the Pakistani firing and shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. “Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing. Initially small arms were used but later on mortar bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors,” BSF spokesman said. The firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, Gharna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas in R S Pura sector and at 0430 hours …

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Captured LeT terrorist Naved to make confessional statement before court

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LeT terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub, a resident of Pakistan, will make a confessional statement before a magistrate in Jammu on Wednesday regarding the role of the terror outfit in carrying out strikes like the Udhampur attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Naved, in his early 20s, was produced before a Special NIA court in Jammu on Monday amid tight security and later taken to Chief Judicial Magistrate where the investigating agency informed that the accused was willing to give a confessional statement, official sources said. Naved, along with his accomplice Mohammed Noman alias Momin, had carried out a terror strike on a BSF convoy on 5 August in Udhampur, killing two personnel of the border guarding force. Momin was killed in …

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