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Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides. Nazir Ahmed, a representative of traders in Parachinar, said Saturday that the closure has badly affected their businesses. Last Sunday's clash at the Laka Tega border ...
Pakistan's unilateral fencing and construction of new observation posts on the long border with Afghanistan are “progressing smoothly” despite recent deadly clashes between the two countries and traditional terrain-related challenges. The massive military-led effort to secure the 2,611-kilometer ...

At least five people, including two Iranian security forces personnel, have been killed in clashes with fighters in southeastern Iran, near the border with Pakistan, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. The clashes took place in the Mirjaveh district, about 10km west of the Taftan border checkpost, ...
Two Indian soldiers were killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the highly militarised frontier that divides disputed Kashmir between the two rivals, India's army said Tuesday. Pakistani soldiers used mortars and automatic gunfire overnight to strike at Indian positions in Sunderbani sector along the Line of ...
KABUL — Reports about Afghan Taliban safe havens on Pakistani soil are abundant and such refuges are seen as crucial for the militants' ability to sustain their insurgency inside Afghanistan. What is often overlooked is that some extremist groups, like the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), do the same, but ...
Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of launching air strikes that caused "huge financial damages" in its Kunar border province ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's visit to Kabul. Abassi, who arrived in Kabul on April 6, is scheduled to hold talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on ...

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has accused India of putting regional peace at stake by ceasefire violations and human rights abuses in ... “With these actions, Pakistan's neighbour has put the regional peace at stake,” he said referring to cross-border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hindu families living in the Sindh province of Pakistan, near the border with Rajasthan, flock to India to find a safe haven. However, they become shattered as the CID and administration put an obstacle to their India dreams and they are forced to return. Upon going back, they are forced to convert to Islam in ...
New Delhi, Mar 24: The Indian soldiers on the borders of China and Pakistan are likely to get new assault rifles, light machine guns and closequarter battle carbines, soon. Reports say that in connection to this, the requests for proposal (RFPs) or the initial tenders have been issued, the Defence Ministry ...
Pakistani Rangers on Friday offered sweets to Border Security Force (BSF) of India at Attari Wagah Border to celebrate Pakistan National Day. The prevalent border tradition is followed to maintain harmony and coordination between the two forces. Pakistan Day is celebrated to commemorate the Lahore ...
... near India's western border in northwest Gujarat, adding teeth to its military capabilities against Pakistan. Defence ministry officials said on condition of anonymity that the CCS has cleared the initial investment of around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the runway, build fighter-pens and administrative facilities.
Andrews underlined that the US Army troops respected borders, operated within Afghanistan only, and are aware that they do not have authority to cross over to Pakistan. He, however, went on to say: “If the Taliban reside in Pakistan and we are able to provide safety and support and to help secure districts ...
Access to such technology will help Pakistan close the gap on its cross-border nuclear rival. The country has been developing multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), which are missiles carrying multiple nuclear warheads aimed at several different targets. In January 2017, Pakistan ...
Pakistani troops patrol on a hill top post in Ladha, a town in the troubled tribal region of South Waziristan along the Afghan border, in this November 17, 2009 file photo. (AFP). Related Articles. BBC leads UN Appeal to stop Iran harassing journalists · Knifeman killed at Iran ambassador's Vienna home: ...
However, the situation was different on March 7. Pakistani intelligence officials, who are keeping a watchful eye on the various militant networks operating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, willingly shared details about the newest drone strike, which hit a sanctuary reportedly sheltering militants of ...
Ms Junjua said that in her meetings with US officials, she apprised them of Pakistan's concern over the border management and the existence of safe havens in Afghanistan being used by terrorists against Pakistan. She said that the US officials had complete understanding of our concerns and have ...
“Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of two Pakistani journalists held on spurious charges by the police in the southeastern province of ... “The crude police behaviour and trumped-up charges border on the absurd,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF's Asia-Pacific desk.

Heavy shelling from across the border in Mankote sector started around 7.40 am, prompting strong retaliation from the Indian Army. Heavy shelling and firing were exchanged on Saturday morning between the Indian and Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. According to Defence ...
The squadron is tasked with the "responsibility of providing day and night aerial defence of the country, especially along the western borders of Pakistan," the defense official noted. Earlier this year, Islamabad accused US forces of conducting unmanned aerial vehicle attacks on refugee camps in Pakistan's ...
The Indian establishment, however, contends there is "nothing to gain" from once again agreeing to the ceasefire, which came into force along the 778-km LoC, the 198-km International Border (IB) in J&K and the 110-km Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) in Siachen as a confidence-building measure in ...
Pictures of the dead circulated on social media and were broadcast on Pakistani television networks. Family members watching television news recognized one of the dead: Naqeebullah Mehsud, 27, from Waziristan, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on the border with Afghanistan. He had been ...
Jammu: The last two months, the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir saw a huge spike in ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan. According to statistics from Ministry of Defence, 192 violations had taken place by January 29, killing eight civilians and injuring ...
In such a violent atmosphere, it is imperative on both India and Pakistan to hold talks and end the sufferings in Jammu and Kashmir. The flare-up on the borders has brought together Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, the president of the principal opposition party, ...
Jammu: The last two months, the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir saw a huge spike in ceasefire violations between India and Pakistan. According to statistics from Ministry of Defence, 192 violations had taken place by January 29, killing eight civilians and injuring ...
Eventually, the AAC will station three squadrons of Apaches along the India-China and India-Pakistan borders. While India is seeking foreign-made military helicopters for its army, its military recently completed testing domestically produced weaponised drones modeled after the United States' Predator ...
Eventually, the AAC will station three squadrons of Apaches along the India-China and India-Pakistan borders, the Diplomat added. While India seeks foreign-made military helicopters for its army, its military recently completed testing of domestically produced weaponized drones modeled after the United ...
The Indian and Pakistan issue was also raked up by a top American general at the US Congress. “The enduring tension between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan remains unreconciled,” General Joseph Votel, commander of the US Central Command, said in his testimony before the Senate Armed ...
Pakistan Army, in retaliatory fire, targetted an Indian post, the statement added. Earlier this week on Monday, Indian firing along the Line of Control killed an eight-year-old boy in Jajot village. Pakistan Army's retaliatory action killed two Indian soldiers, the ISPR said. On February 15, Indian forces deployed ...
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan and wants U.S. President Donald Trump to help pay for it. "It won't cost them [the U.S.] much," Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the Bloomberg news agency. "The war is costing them much more." Only a fraction of the wall is ...
Pakistan's army on Thursday accused neighboring Indian soldiers of targeting a school van from across the frontier in Kashmir, killing the driver, leaving the students "severely traumatized" and forcing local residents to flee to safety. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said Indian forces in an "unethical ...
Pakistan is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan, and it wants Donald Trump to pay for it – or at least some of it. The 1,800-mile barrier being constructed will help end “the prolonged agony” of the Afghan war and reduce terrorism inside Pakistan, said Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security ...
According to Pakistani officials, both of the deceased belonged to Bannu. Three of the arrestees also hailed from Bannu, whereas one each from came from Kashmir and Jhang. Once the mandatory checks and processes were completed, the bodies were moved to Bannu, while the arrestees, on the other ...
Pakistan is doing the "bare minimum" needed to address U.S. demands that it stop the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network from operating within its borders, a senior U.S. official has said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, provided to reporters on March 16 his assessment of Pakistan's ...
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday that the Line of Control will eventually be settled as the border between India and Pakistan. India was not going to be able to retrieve Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan was not going to be able to snatch any more territory from ...
Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Hundreds of residents have fled their homes along the border following an escalation of cross-border attacks between India and Pakistan. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, deputy commissioner of northern Baramulla district, told Al Jazeera ceasefire violations have intensified ...
New Delhi, Feb 26: In a significant diplomatic development amid border tension, India has invited Pakistan's Commerce Minister, Pervaiz Malik, to participate in the informal WTO ministerial meeting in the national capital taking place on March 19-20. Malik has reportedly confirmed his attendance for the ...
The Army has started implementing reforms aimed at readying a larger talent pool for crucial tasks and bringing down the age of those commanding key formations, including along the borders with China and Pakistan. Top sources in the defence establishment said the idea behind the reform initiative was ...
"The reason that terrorism still exists in Afghanistan, although Afghan forces have killed thousands of them, are the madrasas on the other side of the Durand Line (the border line separating the two countries) that produce terrorists," General Mohammad Radmanish, a spokesperson for Afghan Defense ...
Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Hundreds of residents have fled their homes along the border following an escalation of cross-border attacks between India and Pakistan. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, deputy commissioner of northern Baramulla district, told Al Jazeera ceasefire violations have intensified ...
ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network but could push them across the border instead, a senior US official said on Friday. “Evicting the militants would put them at risk of attack from Afghan and US forces trying to keep Afghanistan ...
Pakistan's army on Thursday accused neighboring Indian soldiers of targeting a school van from across the frontier in Kashmir, killing the driver, leaving the students "severely traumatized" and forcing local residents to flee to safety. Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said Indian forces in an "unethical ...
Pakistan is building a wall along its border with Afghanistan and wants U.S. President Donald Trump to help pay for it. "It won't cost them [the U.S.] much," Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the Bloomberg news agency. "The war is costing them much more." Only a fraction of the wall is ...
Pakistan is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan, and it wants Donald Trump to pay for it – or at least some of it. The 1,800-mile barrier being constructed will help end “the prolonged agony” of the Afghan war and reduce terrorism inside Pakistan, said Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security ...
New Delhi: Laying emphasis on building infrastructure along the India-Pakistan and China-India borders, the government has sanctioned nearly Rs 370 crore to the BSF and the ITBP for construction of bunkers and special climate-controlled huts in forward areas, an official said on Wednesday.
Pakistan disclosed Tuesday it recently extradited 27 suspected Taliban and Haqqani militants to Afghanistan as part of an effort to stop insurgents from using ... Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the group of suspected militants was handed over to Afghan custody in November.
Afghanistan has been struck by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake close to its border with Pakistan, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), killing one and leaving at least five injured. Tremors from the quake were reported in Kabul and felt in a number of other densely-populated locations in the region ...
NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the country's volatile border with Pakistan, will raise six new battalions comprising ... border guarding forces under its command, the third being the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) that is tasked with guarding Indian borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
The fragile peace along the de facto border dividing India and Pakistan in Kashmir is crumbling. The Line of Control (LoC) is an un-demarcated 776km (482 mile) stretch of frontier that snakes across the mountains of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. About 200,000 Indian and Pakistani ...
The women BSF soldiers were recently recalled from their border duties in the wake of heavy firing by Pakistan Rangers at border posts. There are less than 100 BSF women soldiers on guard in the sector which faces ceasefire violation as Pakistan Rangers resort to using small arms, mortar and shelling.
Military skirmishes raged over the last few months between the two nations, with India being forced to evacuate over 36,000 people from areas along its border to escape heavy shelling. Meanwhile, Pakistan has blamed New Delhi for starting the long-tuning exchanges of fire. Speaking to India Today, ...


 

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