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Two Indian border guards killed in bomb blast

NEW DELHI: Unidentified militants exploded a bomb Wednesday outside an Indian paramilitary headquarters in the restive northeastern state of Manipur killing two soldiers, a force spokesman said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Border Security Force (BSF) base in the state capital of Imphal. But dozens of tribal, nationalist and small rebel groups operate in the remote region near the Myanmar border. About a dozen paramilitaries were taking part in an operation to check roads outside…

India hand over two stranded Kashmiri boys to Pakistan

LAHORE: Two Kashmiri boys who were stranded to Indian occupied Kashmir were handed over by the Border Security Force (BSF) to Pakistan Rangers at Wagah border crossing in Lahore on Friday, ARY News reported. Matric students from Muzaffarabad- Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed- were stranded to Indian held Kashmir. The teenagers had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir (LoC) by mistake and the Indian security personnel arrested them with claims that the boys from Azad Jammu and Kashmir were involved in the Sept…

Elderly woman shot dead by Indian forces

LAHORE: The Indian Border Security Force on Saturday handed over the body of a Pakistani elderly woman shot dead while mistakenly trying to cross the Working Boundary. Rashida Bibi was a resident of Palkian sector of Sialkot near the Working Boundary and was also suffering from a mental disorder. On Friday evening, she mistakenly walked towards the border and was shot dead by the BSF. Police officials confirmed that her body was handed over to the Pakistan Rangers on Saturday. Earlier this month Indian forces opened…

Indian soldier who complained of bad quality food ‘detained, tortured by BSF’

NEW DELHI: An Indian soldier whose viral video of exposing provision of substandard food to the army men was tortured and detained by Border Security Force officials for speaking out his concerns in the public, his wife said. According to report in the Hindustan Times,  BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s wife Sharmila told the paper that she received a call from him on January 31, informing her that his voluntary retirement had been cancelled and he was kept under arrest by the force. In an audio conversation purportedly…

India plans patrol-free, multi-layer smart fence along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders

NEW DELHI: India would have a patrol-free, multi-layered smart fence along its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of 2017, local media reported on Wednesday as the Indian Union home ministry approved the project. According to a report published by Times of India (TOI), Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma said the force was working to implement a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) where the security of the two sensitive and difficult terrain borders would shift from…

Ceasefire violation: Indian troops open unprovoked fire along Working Boundary

NAROWAL: Indian Border Security Forces opened unprovoked along Shakargarh Sector in Narowal, along the border in early hours of Sunday, ARY News reported. No loss of life was reported in the cross-border firing incident so far. Chenab Rangers befittingly responded to Indian firing and silenced their guns At least five civilians were injured and woman died last week as a result of another round of cross-border firing by Indian forces in sheer violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries.…

Five Pakistanis injured after Indian forces violate ceasefire

ISLAMABAD: At least five civilians were injured on Wednesday as a result of another round of cross-border firing by Indian border forces (BSF), a clear violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement between Pakistan and India. Indian troops resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Wednesday. A statement released by ISPR informed Pakistan Rangers ‘befittingly’ responded to the Indian firing in Hurpal and Chuprar sectors respectively. As…