Kashmir: National Conference vice president and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s assertion came amidst speculations that there are rifts within the constituents of PAGD—an amalgam of six political parties seeking restoration of J&K’s special status.
'They tried in the past but had to return after alert jawans foiled all their nefarious designs,' the official said.
They were 'smuggling' arms and explosives into India with the help of handlers based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
'He, however, reiterated the necessity of not letting our guard down,' a statement issued by defense spokesman said.
He said the northern command remained on the highest alert and made possible what was believed impossible by the bravery, grit, and determination of its personnel in the face of challenging situations along the border.
If the firing stops across the LoC, it could well be the first baby steps towards diffusing tension and finally working at getting to a normal relationship.
Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Army was critically injured in the firing and subsequently succumbed to his injuries
The foreign minister welcomed India's commitment 'to the economic and social development' of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370
In any case, India is ready and will give a befitting response to any such misadventure, says top Army commander.
Written by Lieutenant General Satish Dua (Retd), the book includes accounts from Indian Army soldiers of various combats.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the security forces were fired upon said a police official.
The incident took place at Tarkundi area of Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
The shelling left four army men, an equal number of civilians, and a BSF captain dead.
Officials say that Havaldar Rajinder Kumar was on duty near the Line of Control when he shot himself.
Jammu and Kashmir records over 4000 ceasefire violations by Pakistan so far this year, the highest in the last 10 years.
‘We have in our immediate neighbourhood, a particularly egregious example of state-sponsored cross-border terrorism,’ the external affairs minister said.
Officials also said that the Indian forces have foiled a major cross-border infiltration attempt
‘We urge the governments of India and Pakistan to give up belligerence and come to the table to resolve the J&K dispute,’ the party said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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