Strikes Across LoC: India Prepares for Possible Pak Retaliation

NEW DELHI: India Thursday said it conducted “surgical strikes” Wednesday night on “terrorist launch pads” inside Pakistan controlled Kashmir, marking a steep rise in tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Both sides offered sharply conflicting accounts, however, underscoring the heightened suspicions and volatility in an area that has been at the heart of India-Pakistan friction […]

Pak Denies Any Surgical Strikes

ISLAMABAD: At least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday, dismissing the Indian claim of ‘surgical strikes.’ “India’s claims of surgical strikes are baseless,” DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said in a statement. “There has […]

LoC Villagers Asked to Stay Indoors

Srinagar: Authorities have asked people within the target of Pakistani troops to restrict their movement. Though we were not directed to leave our villages, but asked to restrict our movement, a resident of border town of Gurez, Mohammad Yousuf told UNI over phone. He said immediately after the news was received through television channels about […]

India’s ‘surgical-strikes’ against Pakistan:What are the aims and who is real-audience?  

The Indian Army has claimed that it carried out “ surgical strikes” against “terrorist launch pads” in Pakistan. According to the Army DGMO, “significant casualties” resulted from these strikes. These strikes happened after the respective addresses by Nawaz Sharif and Sushma Swaraj at the UNGA.India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley tweeted that India was proud of […]

Day 83: Valley Situation Remains Grim, Life Paralysed

Srinagar: Situation continued to remain grim in Kashmir valley where life remained crippled for the 83rd consecutive day on Thursday since the death of militant leader Burhan Wani triggering a wave of protests and clashes across Kashmir leading to the death of over 90 people besides wounding tens of hundreds of protests. Hundreds of forces […]

Police Says Arrested 73 Persons In Overnight Raids

SRINAGAR: According to a statement issued by the Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir, the situation across the valley remained by and large peaceful on Thursday. “There was no untoward incident reported from any part of the valley,” it said. According to the statement issued through J&K Information department, “during the day large number of vehicles was […]

Gunfight rages in Poonch

Poonch: Army and police here said that a major infiltration bid by militants was foiled by army along Line of Control (LoC) at Krishna Ghati sector in pre-dawn hours while a gunfight raged in Mankote forests in the afternoon in which one cop has been injured. An army official said that a major infiltration bid was […]

Home Min ‘Omits’ Mehbooba On ‘Surgical Strikes’ Update

SRINAGAR: Even as the Home Minister, Rajnath Singh informed at least four chief ministers about the ‘surgical strikes’ conducted against Pakistan, he did not include J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in the list. This is notwithstanding the fact that the surgical strikes claimed by India were carried out in the state of Jammu and Kashmir […]

‘Surgical Strike’: Who Said What

NEW DELHI:Cutting across party lines politicians were all praise for military action inside Pakistan.   Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister  “Country is safe in hands of PM Modi and Army, that’s why people in different parts of world are appreciating the steps taken to counter terror. At least now Pakistan will stop terrorism against India.”    […]

Stock markets nosedive after LoC skirmish

MUMBAI/KARACHI: Pakistani and Indian shares took a nosedive following news of a cross-border skirmish in Kashmir on Thursday. Indian shares, bonds and the Rupee fell sharply, just days before the Indian central bank is set to hold a policy review. Indian investors have already been growing cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s policy […]

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