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Ghulam Qadir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) being handed over to Pakistani authorities, four days after he inadvertently crossed into the Indian side, at Poonch Rawalakot crossing point in Poonch district.

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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood arrives for the flag off ceremony of India's biggest free vaccination drive at Attari-Wagha border.

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A youth from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir after he was handed over to Pakistan's officials by the Indian authorities at Tithwal Crossing Bridge located on Kishanganga river, near Karnah, Kupwara. The youth inadvertently crossed the line of control into Karnah.

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BSF and Pakistani Rangers personnel stand face-to-face while patrolling along the international border amid strict adherence to the recent ceasefire agreement, in R S Pura Sector of Jammu.

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Indian Army jawans stand guard along the LOC at Lam-Khureta valley after the ceasefire violation by Pakistan ahead of Republic Day, in Naushera Sector of Rajouri.

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Security officers standing near the mouth of a 150-metre underground tunnel, constructed allegedly by Pakistan beneath International border, at Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

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Pakistani nationals stranded due to coronavirus related lockdown wave as they sit inside a car before crossing the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border post, some 35 km from Amritsar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) DIG Bhupender Singh along with BSF personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from two Pakistani intruders, who were shot dead by the BSF along the International Border in Punjab, during a press conference at Khasa, some 15 Km from Amritsar. An AK-56 rifle, another semi-automatic rifle, a pistol, 90 bullets, 5 magazines, and two PVC pipes, usually used to push in drug packets across the border, of about ten feet each have been recovered after a search was conducted of the incident site.

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Indian army soldiers patrol near Line of control (LOC) in Poonch district.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell fired by the Pakistani forces, at Balakote area of Poonch district.

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A woman injured in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC), being treated at a hospital in Poonch district.

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi briefs to media during a joint press conference with military spokesman regarding on going tension between Pakistan and India, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani and Indian troops clashed in disputed Kashmir, causing casualties and wounding more than 30 others on both sides, officials said. The fighting came amid increasing tension between the South Asian neighbors.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stand guard near India-Pakistan international border, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrols near India-Pakistan international border, on the outskirts of Jammu

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A villager shows tails of mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border, at Manyari village in Kathua district.

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Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi reviews preparedness and security situation during his visits to forward posts on the Line of Control (LC) in Poonch and Rajouri areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Villagers show bullets after an unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces, at Balnoi village of Mankote sector in Poonch district.

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A woman shows a tail of mortar shell at their residence, after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire overnight by unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in two sectors of J&K, along the Line of Control in Poonch district.

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Smoke rises in the sky after a massive fire in the forest areas along the Line of Control in Balakot, Mendhar and Mankot sectors of Poonch district.

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Elderly women show the tails of mortar shells fired from the Pakistani side along Line of Control, in Sandiote village of Balakot sector in Poonch district.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell fired by the Pakistani army, at Balakot sector of Mendhar Sub Division in Poonch district.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stand near a tunnel, originating from Pakistan, beneath the Indo-Pak international border fence, in J&K's Samba district. The force has launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stand near a tunnel, originating from Pakistan, beneath the Indo-Pak international border fence, in J&K's Samba district. The force has launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration.

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An injured civilian is taken to hospital following alleged mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC, in Mendhar Sector of Poonch district.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers offer sweets to each other during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at the Attari-Wagha border, about 35 km from Amritsar.

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BSF Director General (DG) Surjeet Singh Deswal offers sweets to soldiers during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at the Attari-Wagha border, about 35 km from Amritsar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) troops patrol near flooded Basantar River along the international border ahead of the Independence Day, in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Border Security Force (BSF) jawans display preparedness in Pargwal area along the India-Pakistan border, ahead of the Independence Day, in Akhnoor, J & K.

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A woman shows mortar shells fired by the Pakistani forces on a residential area along the Line of Control, at Mankote Sector in Poonch district.

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Residents walk towards a house, damaged due to mortar shelling by Pakistan troops, at Mankot sector in Poonch district.

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A villager shows a part of a mortar shell after an unprovoked firing by Pakistani forces, at Mankot in Poonch district.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell fired by Pakistan troops, at Mankot sector in Poonch district.

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Villagers and police officials show remains of mortar shell after an umprovoked firing by Pakistan troops, at Mankot sector in Poonch district.

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A senior army officer, center, briefs to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, 1st right, and Moeed Yusuf, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, 2nd left, during their visit to forward area post along a highly militarized frontier in Chiri Kot sector, Pakistan.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir and interacted with soldiers.

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Indian army Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) and soldiers during an operation to destroy two unexploded shells, fired from across the border during ceasefire violation last Saturday, at Uri in Baramulla district.

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A Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, which was shot down by BSF personnel along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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A BSF official shows a Made in China battery, confiscated from a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, which was shot down along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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BSF personnel shot a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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BSF personnel carry a Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, which was shot down by them along the International Border, at Rathua area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua.

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Indian army destroys an unexploded shell that was found in Dardpora following violation of cease-fire by the Pakistan army along the LoC, in Uri Sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Local residents are evacuated before Indian army destroyed an unexploded shell that was found in Dardpora following violation of cease-fire by the Pakistan army along the LoC, in Uri Sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

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A security officer stands guard at Balakote sector after unprovoked firing by the Pakistani forces, in Poonch district.

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Villagers show the tails of mortar shell after unprovoked firing by the Pakistani forces, at Balakote sector in Poonch district.

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Indian Army personnel neutralise a live mortar shell which was found lying unexploded, near a residential area in Mendhar town of Poonch district Two members of a family, including a 10-year-old girl, were injured in overnight shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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A BSF soldier sprays disinfectant near the border fencing at village Rajatal during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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A Police personnel instructs tourists after being denied to witness the retreat ceremony in the wake of novel coronavirus scare at India Pakistan border about 35 kms from Amritsar.

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A man shows parts of a house which was partially damaged after the Pakistan Army fired and shelled forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

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Students perform on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebration at the India-Pakistan Wagah-Attari border post.

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Visitors attend Beating Retreat ceremony on the occasion of 71st Republic Day celebration at the India-Pakistan Wagah-Attari border post.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India Pakistan border fencing at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. Security has been beefed up on the Indian side of the border ahead of India's Republic Day that will be celebrated on Jan. 26.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border, ahead of Republic Day 2020 at RS Pura about 35 km from Jammu.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell that was allegedly fired by the Pakistani troops at  Shahpur Kirni in Poonch district. At least two civilians were killed and seven others injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan.

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Sikh devotees stand near the zero line as they pay obeisance facing the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on the day of the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, in Gurdaspur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the inauguration of the passenger terminal building of the Kartarpur corridor on the Indian side, also known as Integrated Check Post, in Gurdaspur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the passenger terminal building of the Kartarpur corridor on the Indian side, also known as Integrated Check Post, in Gurdaspur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the passenger terminal building of the Kartarpur corridor on the Indian side, also known as Integrated Check Post, in Gurdaspur. Modi inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor here and flagged off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims.

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Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees wave as they leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in river Chenab at Pargwal area along the India Pakistan border in Jammu district.

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A map of the Gulmarg sector, from where militants tried infiltration, that was shown by the Army and Police during a joint press conference, at Army's Badami Bagh headquarters in Srinagar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near International border on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near International border on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Lighting at the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border post on the eve of 73rd Independence Day.

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Children wave a tricolour during a programme on the eve of 73rd Independence Day, at the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border.

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A child waves a a tricolour during a programme on the eve of 73rd Independence Day, at the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border.

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India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India Pakistan border fencing at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier keeps vigil near the India Pakistan border at Garkhal in Akhnoor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of Jammu.

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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in river Chenab at Pargwal area along the India-Pakistan border in Akhnoor, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) west of Jammu.

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Labourers carry bags of heroin, which were seized by from the trucks coming from Pakistan, at a court in Amritsar. The Custom Officials seized 532Kg of suspected heroin and 52Kg suspected narcotics material, hidden iside a consignment of salt brought in trucks from Pakistan at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari - Wagha border.

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Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) refugees shout slogans during a protest in support of their various demands, in Jammu.

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BSF troopers on night patrol in Akhnoor sector

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Pakistani delegation cross the Attari-Wagah border for a bilateral talk to negotiate a mechanism to govern operations of the Kartarpur Corridor, which will provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib, in Attari.

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People wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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Security officials and people wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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A vehicle carrying IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leaves from Attari-Wagah border after his release by Pakistan, near Amritsar.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (C) as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after his jet went down following a strike by an enemy missile.

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People hold national flags and shout slogan as they wait to welcome Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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People shout slogans carrying a huge garland as they wait to welcome Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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Policemen and media person wait for the return of Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh vists first line of Defence, at Tarn Taran Border amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along the international border as security beefs up amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, at Attari near Amritsar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel keep vigil along the international border as security beefs up amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, at Attari near Amritsar.

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People shift a civilian for treatments after he received injuries during firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC in Poonch district of J & K.

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Indian army artillery vehicles drive on a highway in Akhnoor. Pakistan’s military said it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades.

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Villagers take shelter at a shrine after shelling by the Pakistani Army near the Line of Control (LoC), at Mendhar in Poonch district.

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A man transports empty cooking gas cylinders on a bicycle as he walks past a closed market during a strike in Srinagar. As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, shops and business remained closed for the second consecutive day in Kashmir following a strike call by separatist leaders to protest Tuesday's raids on key separatist leaders by Indian intelligence officers.

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Indian passengers arrive at Lahore railway station to travel to India, in Pakistan. The Pakistan government temporally suspended the Pakistan-Indian bound Samjhuta Express after escalation tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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Border villagers take shelter in a bunker at Ranbir Singh Pura Sector in the wake of heavy shelling across the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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Border villagers take shelter at a bunker at Ranbir Singh Pura Sector in the wake of heavy shelling across the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar and Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor at a media briefing in New Delhi.

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Army soldiers stand near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar.

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Villagers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar.

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Villagers and soldiers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba hold a rally against India, in Pakistan.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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