India vs Pakistan april &may

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Sun May 27, 2018 7:49 pm

India summoned the Pakistan deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah on Sunday to protest against a recent Pakistan government order to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan.
India told the Pakistani diplomat that the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and Islamabad had no legal basis for its actions.
"Any action to alter the status of any part of the territory under forcible and illegal occupation of Pakistan has no legal basis whatsoever, and is completely unacceptable. Instead of seeking to alter the status of the occupied territories, Pakistan should immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation," the MEA said.
In an order on May 21, the Pakistan cabinet said Gilgit-Baltistan would enjoy the same rights as the other four provinces — a move regarded as a way to integrate the disputed territory into Pakistan.



Pakistan had been planning to integrate this area to make it easier for China’s CPEC corridor to pass through it.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 343557.cms

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Sun May 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Pakistan today claimed it was forced to test nuclear weapons two decades ago due to "hostile posturing" by India.
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal issued a statement on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the May 28, 1998 nuclear tests, while insisting that the testing of atomic bombs by India eliminated chances of a nuclear weapons-free South Asia.
"Pakistan was forced to take that decision as a response, in self-defence, to the nuclear tests and accompanying hostile posturing by its neighbour. These developments unfortunately put an end to the prospect for keeping South Asia free of nuclear weapons - an objective which Pakistan had actively pursued," he said, hinting at India


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Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 am

Is it believed at the present time that these clashes and border skirmishes could potentially escalate to open war between Pakistan and India? I have been unable to find a source or article which answers that question with clarity. It would seem as if fire exchanges in Kashmir and in other disputed areas are an on and off matter, but recent events seem to suggest escalation is around the corner.

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Mon May 28, 2018 5:20 pm

Seth H wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 am
Is it believed at the present time that these clashes and border skirmishes could potentially escalate to open war between Pakistan and India?
It has in the past. They've just not gone nuclear.
It would seem as if fire exchanges in Kashmir and in other disputed areas are an on and off matter, but recent events seem to suggest escalation is around the corner.
There are significant differences between India and Pakistan, including religious which makes them really, really hate each other. Problem for India is that there is a large Muslim influence in that country which makes for internal clashes as well.

Will India and Pakistan fight? Personally, I think so eventually.

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Wed May 30, 2018 9:34 pm

: A joint military exercise between India and Nepal began at Pithoragarh today with soldiers from both the countries sharing their experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations.
The military exercise, which is set to conclude on June 12, is called 'Surya Kiran' and is conducted alternatively in India and Nepal every six months.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 384078.cms

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Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:38 am

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on a high alert following reports of large scale infiltration of terrorists in the Valley from across the Line of Control, officials said here today
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:01 am

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today accused India of escalating ceasefire violations at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, and said it will continue to support the Kashmiri people.
Pakistan's outgoing foreign minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, who also holds the Defense portfolio, said that the eastern neighbour will have to "abandon negative approaches, and concede to the logic of unconditional dialogue."
Talking to reporters on the five-year performance report of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party government, which completed its term today, he said Pakistan highlighted and forcefully put the Kashmir issue at every forum and platform, particularly at the UN General Assembly.
He accused India of disrupting the Indus Water Treaty and escalating violations of ceasefire at the Line of Control and Working Boundary.
He said that on the regional plane, Saarc summit was impeded from going ahead.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:57 pm

Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), Jammu frontier, Ram Awtar also ruled out that sniping or an attack by enemy personnel wearing 'thermal camouflage suits' led to the two casualties on the International Border (IB) here.
Both BSF personnel fell to cross-border firing from Pakistan, he said.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Satya Narayan Yadav and Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey - both residents of Uttar Pardesh - were killed and 13 civilians injured in an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Pakistani rangers in Akhnoor, Kanachak and Khour sectors of Jammu district today, officials said.
The violation comes nearly a week after DGMOs of both countries agreed + to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit".
Awtar said the ceasefire violation by Pakistan after the recent DGMO level talks between New Delhi and Islamabad again proved that the neighbouring country's words did not match its deeds.
"It is saying something but doing something else. The latest incident proved it once again," he said. Awtar said the BSF was strictly implementing the decision taken at the DGMO level by the two countries last week.
"Suddenly, Pakistan started firing around 1.15am, injuring two of our personnel who later succumbed," he said referring to the latest incident. It was targeted firing on forward duty points by Pakistan, he added.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 437821.cms

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Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:05 pm

The sector commanders of the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers met on Monday amid continuous shelling and firing along the International Border in Jammu. A BSF statement said the meeting was likely to bring a “firing-free” environment for villagers on both sides of the border.

The last meeting of sector commanders was held in January — during the last spell of heavy shelling and cross-border firing.

Till May 22, more than 1,200 ceasefire violations and cross-border firing incidents were reported on the International Border and the Line of Control. As many as 46 people, including 20 security personnel, had been killed in the firing.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/b ... 081810.ece

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm

India and Pakistan seemed poised on the brink of a serious confrontation after the Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on forward posts along the International Border (IB) in Ramgarh sector of J&K’s Samba district that killed four BSF personnel, including assistant commandant Jitendra Singh

This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan after the DGMOs of the two countries agreed on May 29 to “fully implement” the border ceasefire agreement of November 2003 in “letter and spirit” to stop border skirmishes in J&K.

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