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India and Pak DGsMO agree for strict observance of cease fire along LOC

 

The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact. The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere, a joint statement issued by both the sides informed.

In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb the peace and lead to violence. Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from midnight 24/25 Feb 2021, the statement said.

Both sides reiterated that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding, the statement added.

#India #Pakistan
25-February-2021

Another alert action by Indian Army

While the Global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has begun deliberations on Pakistan's compliance with international anti-terrorist financing norms, Pakistan continues to support terrorism by abetting smuggling of weapons across the Line of Control.

On Sunday, alert Indian troops deployed at the Tangdhar Sector of North Kashmir, thwarted yet another attempt by Pakistan Army to smuggle weapons from Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

They launched a joint search operation along with Jammu and Kashmir police and recovered a bag with arms and ammunition from a location close to the Line of Control.

The arms consisted of five pistols, ten magazines and there were 138 rounds of ammunition.

On October 9, Indian troops deployed at the neighboring Keran Sector of North Kashmir had recovered Four AK 74 Rifles, Eight Magazines and 240 AK Rifle ammunition.

#Pakistan #JammuandKashmir #IndianArmy #JammuandKashmirPolice #Terrorism
13-October-2020

Maharashtra ATS arrest HAL employee

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra has arrested an employee of state-owned HAL for supplying secret information about Indian fighter aircraft and their manufacturing unit in Nashik to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), a Pakistani intelligence agency. 

The ATS personnel based on reliable information effected the arrest after sustained interrogation of the accused. He is believed to have revealed that he was in constant touch with ISI and was supplying the secret information about Indian fighter aircraft and their sensitive details, along with the information related to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), the aircraft manufacturing Unit at Ozar, Nashik, the airbase and the prohibited areas inside the manufacturing Unit to the ISI. 

An offence under sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 has been registered against the accused and three mobile handsets with five SIM  cards and two memory cards have been seized from his person. The same are being sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination.   

Today the Competent Court has remanded the accused to ten days police custody.

#Pakistan #Maharashtra #ISI #HAL #ATS
09-October-2020

Soldier martyred during ceasefire violation by Pak

A soldier succumbed to injuries in a retaliation by Indian Army following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control by Pakistan in Krishna Ghatti in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday (September 30th). 

A defence release said the Indian forces responded strongly to the unprovoked violation. 

When Pakistan Army resorted to the unprovoked ceasefire violation on the line of control (LoC), Lance Naik Karnail Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries. 

"Lance Naik Karnail Singh was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the release read. 

#CeasefireViolation #Pakistan #JammuandKashmir
01-October-2020

2,453 incidents of Ceasefire Violations by Pakistani troops along LoC

Pakistan troops have been resorting to persistent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control. There have been 2453 incidents of Ceasefire Violations along Line of Control in Jammu region this year (from 1st of March to 7th of September, 2020).   

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik in a written reply to Dr Fauzia Khan in Rajya Sabha today. 

Also, 192 incidents of cross-border firing have occurred along Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu region in this year (1st of March to 31st of August, 2020), Mr Naik said in the reply. 

There have been 10 fatal casualties of Army personnel occurred along Line of Control/International Border in cross border firing by Pakistani forces in the last six months. The details of casualties of Pakistan side cannot be ascertained accurately. 

Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required, has been carried out by Indian Army/BSF. In addition, all the cases of ceasefire violations are taken up with Pakistan authorities through the established mechanisms of hotlines, flag meetings, Directorate General of Military Operations talks as well as diplomatic channels between the two countries. BSF too holds talks at various levels with its counterpart viz. Pakistan Rangers. 

Diplomatically, India has repeatedly emphasized, including at the highest level, the need for Pakistan to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu & Kashmir as its obligations emanating from the Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration. 

However, there have been no attacks by Pakistani forces on Indian positions along the Line of Control and International Border with Pakistan, Mr Naik added.   

#CeasefireViolation #Pakistan
19-September-2020

BSF foils attempt to smuggle drugs, arms from Pak to Rajasthan

Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an attempt of smuggling drugs and arms from Pakistan and shot dead two smugglers at the border outpost (BOP) located in Khayaliwala area in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan, during the intervening night of September 8th and 9th. 

A BSF Press release issued today read, "During the intervening night of September 8 and 9, on specific intelligence about narcotics smuggling from Pakistan to India side in AOR (area of responsibility) of BOP (border outpost) Khayaliwala, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, alert BSF troops foiled a nefarious attempt by armed smugglers and shot dead two smugglers ahead of the fence." 

On searching the area, drugs and arms were recovered along with bodies of two slain intruders. The recovered items included 2 pistols, 4 magazines, 28 rounds of ammunition, 8 packets of narcotics/drugs weighing approximately 8 kgs, 1 night vision device (with 02 cells extra), Pak currency amounting to Rs 13000, one Pistol cover, one small knife, one wallet and one National I card in the name of Shahbaz Ali, son of Mustaq Ahmed.  

#Pakistan #BSF #Rajasthan
09-September-2020

NIA arrests ISI agent from Gujarat in Defence/ISI case of UP

The National Investigation Agency on Sunday (August 30th) arrested an ISI agent in connection with the investigation of Defence/ISI case of UP, a statement issued by NIA informed today.

The name of the accused is Rajakbhai Kumbhar, who was a resident of Kumbhar Vas village in Mundra district of West Kachchh, Gujarat. He was working as a supervisor at Mundra dockyard.

The case is stated to have risen out of an FIR dated 19th of January, 2020 pertaining to the arrest of one Md. Rashid in Uttar Pradesh, the statement said.

NIA re-registered this case on 6th of April, 2020 under section 123 of IPC and sections 13,17 and 18 of UA (P) Act. During the investigation, it was revealed that accused Md. Rashid was in contact with Defence/ISI handlers of Pakistan and had visited Pakistan twice. He had transmitted photographs of some sensitive and strategically important installations in India and also shared information about the movement of the armed forces with ISI handlers in Pakistan.

Further investigation revealed that accused Rajakbhai Kumbhar worked as an ISI agent and transferred an amount of Rs 5,000 through Paytm in the account of one Rizwan which was further handed over to the main accused Md. Rashid. This amount was remitted to accused Md. Rashid by Rajakbhai Kumbhar on the directions of ISI handlers in lieu of the information supplied by Md. Rashid to ISI agents.

A search was conducted at the house of accused Rajakbhai Kumbhar on 27th of August, 2020 and several incriminating documents were seized. Further investigation is underway in the case.

#Pakistan #NationalInvestigationAgency #ISIAgent #NIA #ISI
31-August-2020

BSF detects tunnel covered with sandbags near India-Pak border in Jammu

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday (August 28th) detected a tunnel of approximately 20 feet long of 3-4 feet wide in the Indian territory near the international border in Basantar area in District Samba, Jammu, BSF informed today.  

Pakistan made sandbags with Shakargarh/Karachi written were found at the mouth of the tunnel to hide it. The place of opening of the tunnel is around 170 meters from the international border towards the Indian side in the field of a local farmer.

"With this detection, alert BSF troops foiled nefarious design of Pakistan to infiltrate terrorists into Indian territory. Efforts of alert BSF troops deployed in our counter-infiltration grid once again resulted in neutralizing the evil designs of terrorists," a BSF tweet informed. 

#India #Pakistan #BSF #Jammu
29-August-2020

Pak initiates ceasefire violation in Mankote sector of J&K

Pakistan today initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the line of control in Mankote sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian Army is giving a befitting retaliation. 

#CeasefireViolation #Pakistan #IndianArmy
21-August-2020

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K's Rajouri district

Pakistan is reported to have violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. At around 7.50 pm, the Pakistani Army started firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars in Nowshera sector of the district. Indian Army was responding befittingly to the attack till the last reports came in.

#CeasefireViolation #Pakistan #IndianArmy #PakistaniArmy
13-August-2020