By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 – Pakistan’s media regulator has launched a crackdown on companies airing Indian television channels and content, officials said on Thursday, after an escalation of violence in the disputed Kashmir region between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Tension between the old rivals has been high since an Indian security force crackdown on
By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Oct 6 – Indian soldiers shot dead three suspected militants who tried to raid an army base in northern Kashmir on Thursday, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that has raised tensions with neighbouring Pakistan. The three men were found in an orchard near the army base
BY: Jyoti Malhotra A map of the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir lays bare the plain truth for all to see. As the crow flies, the distance between Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and Uri in the northern part of Indian-administered Kashmir is a mere 211 km. The road from Islamabad to Baramulla, once
The Pakistan-India tension enters a war-like narrative OP-ED by Ejaz Haider In the run-up to the 2014 national elections in India, one of the metaphors Narendra Modi, the Bharatya Janata Party’s (BJP) then-prime ministerial candidate, used to describe himself as having a 56-inch chest. Pooh-poohed by the opposition as a literal statement, Modi meant it metaphorically, contrasting
By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Oct 3 – At least six militants attacked an Indian army camp in Kashmir on Sunday night, killing one border guard, Indian officials said, two weeks after a similar attack killed 19 soldiers and ratcheted up tension between India and Pakistan. The attack on the camp of India‘s 46 Rashtriya
By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, Sept 29 – India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation. Pakistan said two
By Asad Hashim and Fayaz Bukhari ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, Sept 29 – Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian forces across the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, the Pakistani army said, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours remains high. The exchange of fire took place
SRINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI, Sept 29 – Cross-border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops continued on Thursday in the Nowgam sector of the so-called Line of Control that runs through the disputed territory of Kashmir, senior Indian army and police officers said. “Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in Nowgam sector of North Kashmir at midnight.
SRINAGAR, India, Sept 28 – Simmering anger over India‘s crackdown on 10 weeks of protests in Kashmir risks drawing more young people to radical rebellion, demonstrators and security officials warn, as the sense of despair and alienation from New Delhi deepens. In the worst unrest in the disputed Himalayan region for six years, more than
By Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base.