July 31, 1998 |
Indian shells fired across the troubled Kashmiri border killed 10 Pakistanis, highlighting the tensions that Pakistan and India are attempting to defuse in talks over the disputed border area. Twenty people were injured when Indian artillery pounded Pakistani army positions and villages, military officials said. The dead--six civilians and four soldiers--reportedly included a 6-year-old girl. There was no immediate comment from India.
May 31, 1998 |
The Pakistani government flouted international opinion again Saturday by announcing its sixth nuclear test, and then it all but invited world leaders to broker a peace between it and archrival India. The test, a single atomic explosion in the Baluchistan desert, followed Pakistan's claim of five detonations Thursday. The tests were intended to answer the five tests carried out by India earlier this month.
May 27, 2001 |
The spokesman for Pakistan's military government on Saturday praised the "courageous" Indian decision to hold summit talks and said both sides needed to show flexibility to solve their 54-year dispute over Kashmir. "There are stated positions on both sides which over the years have hardened," Maj. Gen. Rashid Quereshi said.
January 4, 2000 |
India and Pakistan exchanged angry accusations Monday about India's claim that its nuclear rival had a hand in the eight-day hijacking of an Indian Airlines jetliner in which one passenger was killed. Reflecting the tensions between the two neighbors, a land mine explosion Monday killed 17 people and wounded 31 in the disputed region of Kashmir.
June 7, 1999 |
Indian warplanes resumed their bombing campaign against heavily armed intruders in the disputed region of Kashmir on Sunday as troops moved up snow-covered mountains to push the guerrillas back over the military control line with Pakistan. India launched an air offensive May 26 to rout what it says was an armed incursion into Indian territory in Kashmir. Two-thirds of Kashmir is occupied by India; the rest, by Pakistan.
April 14, 1999 |
Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile today that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and hitting deep inside its uneasy neighbor India, intelligence sources said. The Ghauri II, an advanced version of a previously tested ballistic missile, has a range of 1,200 miles, making it the longest-range missile in Pakistan's arsenal. The test was not a surprise, with analysts anticipating Pakistan would respond to a missile test conducted Sunday by India, its rival in South Asia.