India Pakistan summer 2019

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Pakistan's army has said at least three Pakistani and five Indian soldiers have been killed after a cross-border exchange of fire in the disputed region of Kashmir, prompting a denial by New Delhi that there were fatalities among its forces.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesman of Pakistan armed forces, wrote on Twitter on Thursday that its three soldiers had died along with five of India's when Indian forces opened fire along the contested border, known as the Line of Control (LOC).

"Intermittent exchange of fire continues," Ghafoor tweeted




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Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:45 pm

#Poonch KG sector witnessing from time to time clashes & shelling between #IndianArmy & #PakArmy
According to FO #Pakistan clashes & shelling also ongoing at #WB & #LOC

#Kashmir https://t.co/tPnjiQVpLE

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:47 pm

Reports of Pakistan closing its airspace for India are not true (so far).
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:52 pm

#LOC updates : shelling & clashes now started at Nowgam sector, #PakArmy & #IndianArmy engaging each other at different sectors of #LOC #Kashmir .
Following map shows areas of clashes & shelling https://t.co/aw3VYNGnQl

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Pak summons Indian envoy over alleged ceasefire violation along LoC

Read @ANI story | https://t.co/vuXrOJmsHp https://t.co/l6u5qORF7Y

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am

AUGUST 15, 2019 - Ongoing Kashmir Cross-Border Fire Kills 3 Pakistani, 5 Indian Soldiers; India Disputes (ZEROHEDGE) https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08- ... a-disputes

AUGUST 16, 2019 7:15pm EST - Pakistan troops violate ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch district (THE INDIAN EXPRESS) https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... t-5908855/
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International focus has remained on the Kashmir Valley, where tens of thousands of troops have enforced a lockdown and cut off phone lines and internet connections to head off opposition to the government’s move.

But tensions have spread to other parts of the state, which will be cut in two under the new administrative arrangements.

In remote Ladakh, perched on a steep mountain border with China, the region’s Buddhist minority welcomed Modi’s decision to split the territory from the Muslim-majority valley.

“Ladakh has finally gained freedom,” exclaimed Phunchok Stobdan, a former Indian diplomat and now head of a conference center in Leh, the region’s largest town.

He added that Buddhists had felt excluded from government posts and other opportunities.

Despite Ladakh’s sparse population and thin air, its border with China’s regions of Tibet to the east and Xinjiang to the north make it strategically important to New Delhi.

Stobdan said the region is underdeveloped and needs a shake-up.

“You can’t keep the area in a frozen state when the entire land mass across on the other side (in China) is getting roads and railways under the Belt and Road project,” he said. “New Delhi had to do this to change the status quo. This is a masterstroke.”

While Srinagar, Kashmir’s biggest city, with a population of around 1.2 million, remains under curfew, the city of Jammu farther south, with a population of over 500,000, is slowly returning to normal.

Jammu is more than 60 percent Hindu and Sikh, and its citizens have long complained about Muslim-majority Kashmir’s dominance in politics and business. Many local communities’ leaders were seen dancing in the streets of Jammu waving Indian flags after Modi’s announcement.

“After 70 years of discrimination, thankfully we were finally heard,” said Gaurav Gupta, secretary of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Jammu youth who moved to other Indian cities for education and jobs will be able to return as we finally open up to pan-India investment and growth.”
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:14 pm

Briefing the media following the conclusion of the informal meeting requested by China and Pakistan, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin said India’s position was and remains that matters related to the Article 370 of the Constitution are entirely an internal matter of India and these have no external ramifications.

On the Chinese and Pakistani envoys’ remarks after the UNSC meeting, he said, “For the first time after the end of Security Council consultations, we noted that two states (China and Pakistan) who made national statements tried to pass them off as the will of the international community.”

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