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Kashmir is the sole issue, says Pakistan
The Hindu, 22 October 2013
The Pakistan government has expressed disappointment over the comments made by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on the status of Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement on Monday, a Foreign Office spokesperson said that the Kashmir dispute was the...

Omar asks Delhi to get tough with Pakistan
The Hindu, 22 October 2013
Ahead of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s visit to Jammu — even as intense shelling by Pakistan on Sunday night spread panic among residents of several villages along the Line of Control and forced several families to flee to safer...

Pakistan violates ceasefire again
The Hindu, 21 October 2013
In an escalation of ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops opened fire on six forward posts of the Border Security Force along the international border in Jammu district on Sunday night. The unprovoked firing, with mortar shells, in the R.S. Pura sector...

Extremism, economy to dominate Sharif's US visit
Indian Express, 21 October 2013
Seeking to build on the recent 'positive trajectory' in ties with Pakistan, President Barack Obama and top officials of his team will meet visiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discuss a wide range of issues of mutual concern including extremism.

India won’t accept any mediation on Kashmir
Daily Times, 21 October 2013
India has said that it will not accept any intervention in the dispute with Pakistan on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).  Talking to NDTV on Sunday, Indian Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid said that it must be clear to the...

Pakistan tells India it alone can’t restore peace on LoC
Daily Times, 19 October 2013
In the wake of repeated violations of the ceasefire on the Line of Control, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Friday said that both sides need to take steps to stabilise the situation at the disputed border, and added that Pakistan...

India, Pakistan have highest population of slaves in the world: report
Dawn, 17 October 2013
Over 16 million or half the world’s population of modern day slaves live in India and Pakistan, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index published Thursday.

Eighth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in 4 days
Hindu, 17 October 2013
Pakistan Rangers on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian border outposts during suspected movement of some persons along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, prompting retaliation from BSF troops.This is the eight ceasefire violation...

Talks with Pak vital for foiling terror forces’ plan: NSA
The Tribune, 16 October 2013
“When 40 self-styled experts and some political groups say do not talk to Pakistan until ideal conditions exist and all terrorism stops, it betrays a lack of self-confidence. This is precisely what the terrorists and their sponsors in the Pakistani...

Pak targets Indian post along Uri; 9th ceasefire violation
Hindu, 16 October 2013
Pakistan Army indulged in “unprovoked” shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the ninth ceasefire violation in less than a week.The Pakistani troops started firing shells towards the Indian Territory...

India and Pakistan are looking forward to scale down tension along the border following increased incidents of ceasefire violation, Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu said on Monday.Sandhu said it was recognised at the highest level of the government that the number of ceasefire violations have increased which prompted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the margins of UN General Assembly in New York last month."The number of ceasefire violations has increased. The Prime Minister took it up at UNGA. Decision has been taken for the two militarise to cooperate and to determine how this can be scaled down. Decision has been taken to open link between DGMOs (Director General Military Operations)," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

">India-Pakistan looking to scale down tension along border: Nehchal Sandhu

Indian Express, 16 October 2013
India and Pakistan are looking forward to scale down tension along the border following increased incidents of ceasefire violation, Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu said on Monday.Sandhu said it was recognised at the highest level of...

‘India, Pakistan to scale down tension along border’
The Hindu, 15 October 2013
Despite the recent increase in firing incidents along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu on Monday said India and Pakistan wanted to scale down tension along the border. The issue of cross-border...

Missing Kashmiris linked to al-Qaeda drone project
The Hindu, 15 October 2013
The Islamabad police have said that Irtiyaz and Dr. Mujahid Gilani, who escaped during a raid last month on their home on the outskirts of the city, are linked to al-Qaeda. A cousin of theirs, teenaged Shoaib Andrabi, is in judicial custody till October...

Pakistan denies killing fisherman
The Hindu, 15 October 2013
The Indian government summoned Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Mansoor Ahmad Khan summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs here on Monday and conveyed condemnation of the indiscriminate firing on unarmed Indian fishermen by a vessel of the Pakistan...

Hafiz Saeed providing launch pad to terrorists near LoC: Army
The Tribune, 15 October 2013
Rajouri, October 14: Mastermind behind the Mumbai terror attacks and Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed is active in the PoK, motivating militants to sneak into the Indian territory. This was stated by the Core Commander, 16 Corps, Lt Gen DS Hooda,...

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