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India Pakistan Border Developments

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by Sinchan, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. layman

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    Seems to me like Pak doesn't have room to maneuver their agenda in the international foray. As per the resolution stated earlier and UN charter they were seems to calling for truce which they stamped under the foot earlier when it was made. Bandwagon is long gone if they have not hopped in it is not someone else fault.
     
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    With no let up in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and the International Border, the Indian Director General of Military Operation on Tuesday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and is understood to have conveyed India's strong concerns over it.

    As per the existing arrangement between the two countries, their DGMOs talk over hotline every Tuesday to discuss issues on the Line of Control and the International Border.

    "Our DGMO called up his Pakistani counterpart and discussed the issue of ceasefire violations," an Army official said, adding New Delhi's concerns were made known to them.

    This year, 136 ceasefire violations have been reported so far, the highest in the past eight years. Even on Monday, Pakistani Rangers opened fire at 10 border posts.

    Since January this year, there has been tension between the two sides on the LoC after the beheading of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army and terrorists supported by it.

    The tensions flared up again after the killing of five Indian soldiers inside Indian territory in August this year.

    The DGMO-level meeting proposed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talks with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the US is also likely to be put on hold in view of the escalating ceasefire violations.

    Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh had also on Monday briefed Defence Minister AK Antony on the situation on the LoC and the international border and the steps taken by the force to deal with the situation.

    After the increasing number of violations, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the Centre will have to look at other options if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire.

    India, Pak DGMOs discuss issue of ceasefire violations - Rediff.com India News
     
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    Pakistan opened fire on Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district Tuesday, a day when Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was visiting the international border in the region.

    Defence spokesman Col. R.K. Palta told IANS: "Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire in Hamirpur area of Bhimber Gali today (Tuesday) morning.

    "They have used mortars, automatics and small arms to target our positions. Our troops have effectively retaliated Pakistan firing using equal calibre weapons," the spokesman said.

    "The firing started 10.35 a.m. today (Tuesday) and firing exchanges continued in the area till 11.15 a.m," he added.

    The ceasefire violation came barely hours after an earlier firing exchange when Pakistani troops indulged in heavy shelling of Indian positions in R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district late Monday night.

    A senior para military Border Security Force (BSF) officer said Pakistani troops used 82 mm mortars and other heavy weaponry to target positions in Nikkowal and Abdullian areas of R.S. Pura sector.

    "The firing started at 9.45 p.m. Monday. We have retaliated strongly to Pakistan shelling," the official said.

    Since the beginning of this year, Pakistani troops have been frequently violating the bilateral ceasefire which was signed by India and Pakistan in November 2003.

    A modicum of normalcy had returned into the lives of thousands of people living close to the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in Jammu and Kashmir after the ceasefire agreement.

    But since the beginning of this year, because of repeated Pakistan ceasefire violations, many families living in border villages have been forced to flee to safer places.

    Pakistan violates ceasefire during Shinde visit | Business Standard
     
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    One BSF jawan killed in firing by Pakistan Rangers

    One Indian paramilitary trooper was killed and four people, including three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and one civilian, were injured in firing by Pakistan Rangers in the R.S.Pura sector of the Jammu region overnight.

    A senior police officer told IANS that the BSF trooper and the injured came under heavy shelling by the Pakistan Rangers on Indian positions on the international border in the R.S.Pura sector of Jammu district in the state.

    The Rangers violated ceasefire at 20 locations in the sector using 82 mm mortars, heavy weapons and automatics, said a senior BSF officer. He said intermittent firing exchanges continued at many places Wednesday morning.

    The BSF has strongly retaliated to Pakistan firing and heavy shelling, the officer said.

    Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had Tuesday visited Jammu to take stock of the situation arising from the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers on the international border.

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    As border firing continues, Pak sends its army, and BSF rushes more forces

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    The prolonged gunbattle on the International Border (IB) in the Jammu region is intensifying with reports indicating that the Pakistani army has stepped in to assist the Pakistan Rangers that was guarding the border so far, prompting India's Border Security Force (BSF) to rush in reinforcements to man the border outposts.

    "In the last few days, nine of our personnel have been injured, and one was killed on Tuesday. The Pak army is also helping the Pak Rangers now. We can ascertain this by the kind of firing and shelling being done at the border," said Dharminder Pareek, DIG, BSF, Jammu, adding that the Indian forces were still "thrice in strength".

    Sources said the BSF had sent reinforcements to border outposts to counter what could be a long-drawn battle. As many as 400 BSF personnel who were posted on election duty in Chhattisgarh have been rushed to Jammu area.

    The BSF has come under intense fire over the past few days — an officer claimed that a single post in R S Pura sector was targeted with over 400 rounds of mortar fire in a day.

    Fourteen people, including some security personnel, have been injured so far. There were no signs of the firing abating, with one BSF personnel being killed in the shelling on Tuesday, and as many as 50 border posts coming under attack. Of the total 102 border posts in the Jammu region, 60 have come under heavy shelling in the past week.

    Intelligence reports and wireless intercepts available with the BSF suggest that militants may also be involved in what has now become one of the worst ceasefire violations on the International Border in several years.

    Security agencies believe the firing could be linked to mass infiltration attempts, and have identified 32 sites where infiltrations could take place. "The Army informed that the shelling along the border, besides the infiltration attempts, pointed to the fact that these could be diversionary tactics and part of a larger gameplan. We have intercepts where they are heard discussing plans to attack BSF posts," said a senior officer.

    "Since September, we have been getting regular feedback about the concentration of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba militants along the border in Jammu region. We are witnessing a lot of suspicious movement and increased communication on radio sets," said a BSF officer.

    While the Army is keeping a watch on the situation, sources said there is no move yet to send in regular troops to man the border or respond to the situation. Regular briefings on the matter are, however, taking place in the defence ministry.

    Meanwhile, the Pakistan military claimed in a statement that India has targeted 27 Pakistani posts in the area in the last two days and fired "almost four thousand mortar shells and fifty-nine thousand rounds of machine guns". It said that two civilians and a Pak Ranger have died while 26 civilians have been injured in the cross-border firing in the last fortnight.

    Gunbattle on border intensifies, Pak sends its army and BSF rushes more forces - Indian Express
     
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    Three Pakistani intruders shot dead by Border Security Force at international border near Amritsar. - News flash on NDTV

    Update: Three Pak intruders shot dead by BSF at international border near Amritsar

    Amritsar: Three Pakistani intruders were shot dead by the Border Security Force or BSF at the international border near Amritsar while the trio was trying to smuggle in contraband.

    Some weapons have also been recovered from them.

    The incident took place near Mullakot Chowki in Amritsar.

    More details are awaited.

    http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/t...near-amritsar-437504?pfrom=home-lateststories
     
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    Pakistan fires at the Uri sector, kills one Indian Army JCO

    Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday along the Line of Control in the Uri sector. An Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer was killed in the firing by Pakistani troops.

    The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service has been suspended for Monday following the incident. The Army is ascertaining if it was a ceasefire violation or an attack by terrorists or infiltrators.

    This came just two days after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister expressed hope that calm will prevail along the LoC as no ceasefire violations had been reported on Saturday.

    J&K: Pakistan fires at the Uri sector, kills one Indian Army JCO

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    In yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the India Army was reportedly killed on Monday in LoC firing in Uri Sector of Baramullah district.

    The Pakistani side opened fire at Bhim Post near Kaman bridge on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road, resulting in critical injuries to JCO Prakash Chand, a defence spokesman said.

    He said the injured JCO was rushed to a army medical facility where he succumbed to injuries. Chand hailed from Uttarkhand.

    The spokesman said the matter has been taken with Pakistani authorities on hotline.

    Notably, a BSF jawan was killed and three others injured as Pakistani mortars rained on R S Pura, Arnia, Ramgarh and Akhnoor sectors along the International Border (IB) on Tuesday night.

    The prolonged gunbattle on the International Border in the Jammu region has been intensifying. The reports indicated that the Pakistani army has stepped in to assist the Pakistani Rangers that was guarding the border so far, prompting India's Border Security Force (BSF) to rush in reinforcements to man the border outposts.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday last had said he was disappointed with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and asked him "even at this late hour" to recognise that what was happening on the LoC and International Border is not good for the two nations.

    In September last, Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif decided to task their respective Directors General of Military Operations with suggesting "effective means to restore the ceasefire and a way forward to ensure that that remains in force and in place."

    Also, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had recently said that India will give befitting reply to Pakistan.

    Unprovoked firing by Pakistan has spoiled the festivity in border villages.

    Pakistan continues firing at Indian posts along LoC, JCO killed - Indian Express
     
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    India-Pakistan DGMOs meeting proposal put on hold

    Government has put on hold a proposal for meeting between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to discuss the issue of ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and the International Border.

    The decision was taken by the Government in view of the advice by the armed forces that the Pakistan side was not showing much interest in having any such meeting, official sources said here.

    In view of this, the Government will not pursue the proposal of meeting between the two sides and decided to put it on hold, they said.

    The DGMO-level meeting was first proposed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talks with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the US.

    But, the Pakistan side was also not responding subsequently, the sources said.

    DGMOs of the two sides talk to each other on Tuesdays and discuss the issue of ceasefire violations on the LoC and the IB. The flag meetings to be held at local formation commander level are mostly fixed during these talks.

    This year, there have been more than 150 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan side and they have also carried out successful attacks inside the Indian territory on some occasions.

    The Indian Army's preparedness on the LoC has also been questioned after raids by Border Action Teams (BATs) of the Pakistan Army in January and August.

    India-Pakistan DGMOs meeting proposal put on hold - World - DNA
     
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    Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire by opening fire at Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch District of the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, around 700 km from India's national capital, Indian defence officials said.

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    India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC



    SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The troops of India and Pakistan posted on line-of-control (LoC) in Kashmir Friday resorted to firing on each other's positions, officials said.

    The cease-fire violation took place along Jaurian sector of Akhnoor town, about 63 km northwest of Jammu city, the winter capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. "Pakistani army this afternoon violated cease-fire and targeted our positions in Jaurian, Gigriyal sector of Akhnoor using small arms, automatics and mortars," said S N Acharaya, Indian army spokesman in Jammu. "We also retaliated to Pakistani firing with similar caliber weapons."

    The firing continued for quite some time, reports said. "We have not suffered any damage due to Pakistani firing," said Acharaya. The exchange came a day after armies of India and Pakistan held a flag meeting on LoC at Chakan-Da-bagh crossing in frontier Poonch district to honor cease-fire agreement.

    LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts.

    On Thursday a junior level officer of Indian border guards of Border Security Force (BSF) was wounded in exchange of fire with Pakistani Rangers along International Border (IB) in Kashmir at Churgali area of Hiranagar in Kathua district, about 55 km southwest of Jammu city.

    India on Wednesday said 196 cease-fire violations were recorded until December 15 of this year along LoC and IB in Kashmir.

    New Delhi and Islamabad in 2003 agreed to observe cease-fire along 720 km long LoC and 198 km IB in Kashmir. Though some violations have been reported on both sides, the cease-fire remains in effect.


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