Friday, 2 December, 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

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.