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70 years of pain across India-Pakistan border – Murderous exchanges

WAGAH, India, Aug 14, (AFP): From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily fl ag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India- Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal. Thousands will cheer at the Wagah border crossing this week as the two countries …

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India-Pak tensions come in way of best friend’s wedding

New Delhi, Nov 3, 2016 (AFP) -An impassioned plea by an Indian bride-to-be urging authorities to issue a visa to her Pakistani bridesmaid has gone viral on social media amid worsening ties between the neighbouring countries. Journalist Purvi Thacker, who is set to get married in Mumbai in December, poured …

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India says destroys four posts along contested border with Pakistan

SRINAGAR, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The Indian army said it had destroyed four Pakistani military posts on Saturday along its contested border, the latest escalation of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The attack comes a day after India and Pakistan traded accusations that each had killed civilians in cross-border shelling …

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Delhi expels Pak official

NEW DELHI, Oct 27, (Agencies): India announced Thursday it was expelling a Pakistani visa official for suspected spying after he was briefly detained carrying sensitive defence documents, with tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours already running high. New Delhi police said the official had been recruiting Indian nationals for two and …

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Two Pakistanis killed by Indian Kashmir border firing

Islamabad, Oct 24, 2016 (AFP) -Two civilians including an 18-month-old girl were killed in firing by Indian troops across the two countries’ de facto border, Pakistan’s military said Monday, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals. Relations between the two countries have plummeted in recent months, with India blaming Pakistan …

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Pakistan to block Indian content on TV, radio as tension simmers

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Pakistan will ban all Indian content on television and radio channels from Friday, its media regulator said, stepping up media tit-for-tat bans that followed a spike in tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Tension between the arch-rivals has been high since an Indian security force …

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Pakistani, Indian troops exchange fresh fire across LoC

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (KUNA) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fresh fire across the Line of Control (LoC) early on Monday as the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across LoC in Pakistan administered Kashmir, said military. According to a statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian …

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Indian-Pakistan families fear border shutdown

Wagah, India, Oct 3, 2016 (AFP) -Mohammad Iftakar waits with sweets and gifts at the Wagah border crossing, a lifeline for families violently separated during the founding of India and Pakistan, fearful of dangerous new divisions as hostilities flare once again. Like many other Indians, he has extended family on …

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India-Pakistan salvos

NEW DELHI, Oct 1, (AFP): Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions. Two days after Indian troops carried out a series of strikes across the Pakistani side of …

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Pakistan “completely rejects” Indian claim of cross-border strikes

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Pakistan on Friday “completely rejected” India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation. In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India …

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