Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicLine Of Control

Topic: Line Of Control

Siachen dispute needs India and Pakistan to revisit Karachi Ceasefire Agreement

Signed on this day 73 years ago, Karachi Ceasefire Agreement is the only legal document that deals with the region beyond NJ9842, the last demarcated point of LoC.

Army captain, JCO killed in accidental blast along LoC in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch

The blast occurred in the Mendhar sector late Sunday night when Indian Army troops were performing their duties, according to PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devender Anand.

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

As infiltration season looms along LoC, Army considers troop deployment rejig in Kashmir

Forces could be moved to LoC from more peaceful districts. Mobilisation along LAC, recruitment freeze have led to fewer troops being available.

‘Weapons, night-vision devices’ left by US in Afghanistan found at LoC, says senior Army officer

In interview to ThePrint, Major General Ajay Chandpuria, also said there were reports of Afghan-speaking men to have reached PoK & hundreds of Afghan SIM cards being active in areas near LoC.

Pakistani schoolboy crossed LoC chasing pet pigeons in Nov. Family appeals to Modi for release

Asmad Ali, 14, is ‘just a small child’ who made a mistake, his maternal uncle tells ThePrint. J&K Police FIR against the boy does not mention any security-related offence.

Pakistan changes LoC strategy as winter approaches, terror launch pads full but ceasefire holds

The primary focus of the Pakistan Army is to push in arms and ammunition more than terrorists, which is why those who’ve been caught have been carrying huge cache of them.

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in J&K’s Poonch, 1 terrorist killed

Army troops detected the infiltration bid by use of the integrated surveillance grid in Poonch sector early Monday, defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.

Reject ‘baseless’ allegations of infiltration via LoC, says Pakistan

A senior security official in India recently said that the Army has been noticing presence of around 140 terrorists at the launch pads across the LoC waiting to infiltrate into J&K.

LoC, cameras, action — how hi-tech equipment is helping Indian Army guard the border better

Emergency financial powers besides existing special financial powers have helped the Army make technological upgrades to infantry soldiers along the LoC and LAC.

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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