Tag: Ceasefire

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  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

    Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

    According to Army officials, this is the second consecutive day that the Pakistani troops shelled forward posts along the LoC. Till last reports came in firing was continuing from both sides in the area.

    April 7, 2020
  • Gaza conflict: Israel lifts restrictions amid ceasefire

    Gaza conflict: Israel lifts restrictions amid ceasefire

    Since Saturday morning, Palestinian militants in Gaza have launched 690 rockets towards southern Israel. Israel responded with over 320 attacks on military positions, making it the most significant escalation of violence since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.

    May 6, 2019
  • Mideast on the boil

    Mideast on the boil

    The cauldron bubble of the Middle East has flared up yet again this week, and the risk of war is dangerously real. The outbreak of violence is reckoned to be the worst since the 2014 conflict and the situation remains ever so fragile. The question that is now of greatest importance is whether the ceasefire …

    November 16, 2018
  • Peace amidst war?

    Peace amidst war?

    The analogy may not be wholly appropriate; yet from Kashmir to Afghanistan, the Eid ceasefire has hit the reefs. For the relentlessly tormented country, the denouement must be still more tragic as it was the first taste of peace in 17 years. The celebration, which was expected to be the most peaceful since 2001, has …

    June 23, 2018
  • Silencing voices of scribes

    Silencing voices of scribes

    Eminent journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir Shujat Bukhari was gunned down in the heart of Srinagar just as the central government was mulling whether or not to extend the ceasefire that was ordered during the month of Ramzan. His cold blooded murder is both tragic and ironic because Bukhari was a supporter of the …

    June 20, 2018
  • 16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire

    16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire

    At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said. Taliban militants launched early morning attacks on security checkpoints in Ghormach, Qaisar, Pashtunkot and Shirin Tagab districts in the Faryab province, a police officer was quoted as …

    June 18, 2018
  • Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

    Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

    A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night. The government says it will continue a unilateral ceasefire for another 10 days, although security forces can defend themselves if attacked, …

    June 18, 2018
  • At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

    At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country today, killing at least 20 people, officials said.

    June 16, 2018
  • Skimpy ceasefire

    Skimpy ceasefire

    With at least two major firing incidents in the Jammu sector since the Directors-General of Military Operations of the Pakistan and Indian armies called a truce on May 29 ~ followed by an interaction between sector commanders of the Pakistan Rangers and India’s Border Security Force ~ questions must arise over the utility of such …

    June 15, 2018
  • Truce with the Enemy

    Truce with the Enemy

    Last Thursday’s agreement between the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, and the Taliban can at best be greeted with a modified ‘yes’, if not the tongue-in-cheek barb of international observers that the unconditional ceasefire is a “one-sided love story”. The enormity of the Afghan tragedy will be heightened if indeed the government is being led …

    June 10, 2018
  • Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban

    Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban

    The Afghan government on Thursday announced an eight-day ceasefire with the Taliban in response to a historic ruling issued by hundreds of religious scholars. The ceasefire starting from the 27th day of Ramadan (June 13) will continue until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in a statement. “With the ceasefire announcement, …

    June 7, 2018
  • Terrorists desperately trying to sabotage J&K peace process: Mehbooba

    Terrorists desperately trying to sabotage J&K peace process: Mehbooba

    The Jammu & Kashmir CM reflects her concern over the situation in a tweet a day before the visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Jammu and Kashmir.

    June 6, 2018
  • Hours after flag meeting, Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K

    Hours after flag meeting, Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K

    Pakistan Rangers fired two-to-three mortars in the Akhnoor sector of the IB around 1 am, according to police. This is not the first time that Pakistan has gone back on its word.

    June 5, 2018
  • Pakistani rangers continue shelling in Jammu and Kashmir

    Pakistani rangers continue shelling in Jammu and Kashmir

    The Pakistani rangers on Tuesday continued shelling on the international border (IB) in the Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir affecting 30 BSF border outposts and some two dozen villages, police said. “People have been advised to remain indoors till the situation returns to normal,” a police officer said. All schools close to …

    May 22, 2018
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Jammu, Samba

    Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Jammu, Samba

    Pakistani rangers and BSF officials had on Sunday agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity on the border. A phone-in meeting was held after the Indian forces released a thermal imagery footage showing a bunker of the Pakistani rangers being destroyed by the BSF

    May 21, 2018
  • BSF jawan, 4 civilians killed in Pakistan shelling

    BSF jawan, 4 civilians killed in Pakistan shelling

    Sita Ram is the second BSF jawan to have been killed in the last three days due to exchange of fire with Pakistan Rangers in the Jammu frontier.

    May 18, 2018
  • Tactically timed

    Tactically timed

    The headline from the home ministry was that it was a Ramzan gift that New Delhi proffered to the Kashmir Valley when ordering the security forces “not to launch operations” during the holy month (with the possibility of extending it to the Amarnath Yatra), but it would be naive not to proceed to read between …

    May 18, 2018