The tourism department of J&K, wrote to concerned authorities to open up tourism along the LoC in the valley. The decision came after a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan. Three districts of north Kashmir-Bandipora, Baramulla, and Kupwara, which share the LoC with PoK can be tapped for the same. The ministry is committed to promoting tourism in the border areas in J&K on a priority basis, said an official.
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Amid the rise in the COVID-19 cases, Border Security Forces (BSF) on January 5, suspended the entry of the public at the daily lowering of flags ceremony retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border. Reportedly, BSF authorities reviewed the latest guidelines issued by the District Magistrate before taking the decision. Earlier in September 2020, the entry of the public was resumed after being suspended since March 7, 2020.
The Border Security Forces (BSF) intercepted a China-made Pakistani drone in the Ferozepur sector of Punjab on December 18. Flying at a distance of 300 meters from the border, the Paramilitary troop posted at BOP Wan, Ex-103 Bn, Amarkot, shot it down. "Once again anti-national element activity was foiled," said the paramilitary troop. They also launched a search operation near the area, which is going on currently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on November 19 at 9 am where he mentioned the re-opening of the Kartarpur Corridor after one and a half years. The corridor was shut due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the corridor started operating in 2019 and is "visa-free". Furthermore, the corridor is 4.7km long, joining… read-more
The Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged sweets along the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistan celebrated its independence day on August 14. "The Indian Army, as a warm gesture, also presented sweets to the Pakistan Army at Chilehana Tithwal Crossing Point in Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district," an army official said. India has always undertaken such acts to maintain peace on both sides.
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Pakistani troops on May 3 opened fire along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, the ceasefire violation was the first instance after the February 25 agreement signed between India and Pakistan to maintain peace along the Line of Control. While no casualties were reported, a BSF official said, earlier also a similar agreement was signed in 2003 but could not stop ceasefire violations.
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The Border Security Forces personnel on April 24 detected two drones crossing International border from Pakistan after which they opened fire forcing them to return to Pakistan side. Spotted hovering in Jabbowal and Vikram border outpost areas in Arnia sector of Jammu, the BSF jawans fired around 15-rounds to bring them down. Notably, Pakistan has been using drones to drop weapons and drugs in the Indian territory.
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The Union government has authorized the three defence forces with higher financial powers to extend their weapon stocking for a 15-day intense war. Reportedly, the previous 10-I stocking level has upgraded to 15-I to tackle a two-front attack from China and Pakistan. Moreover, an expenditure of Rs 50,000 crore by the forces is expected to procure weapons and ammunition from local and foreign manufacturers.
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India and Pakistan have involved in a firing at Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district International border, after Pakistani rangers launched attacks on December 4. Reportedly, the firing was initiated by Pakistan at 9:50 PM, which was strongly retaliated by the Border Security Force. The firing from both sides continued till 3:35 AM on December 5. However, no casualties have been reported from the Indian Army.
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The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a search operation after a drone was spotted over the India-Pakistan border in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The drone, after being fired upon by a BSF soldier, flew back to Pakistan late on November 28, said BSF. Earlier, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh stated that Pakistan uses drones to drop weapons for terrorists who enter India through underground tunnels.
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