August 24, 1997 |
Pakistan on Saturday accused India of killing three people with unprovoked heavy weapons fire along the line separating the two sides in disputed Kashmir. It said the attacks seemed aimed at sabotaging planned peace talks. Defense Ministry officials, confirming reports from residents in the region under attack, also said three people were wounded by the Indian artillery and automatic weapons fire on several villages near the United Nations-monitored line of control.
January 2, 1992 |
India and Pakistan exchanged lists of nuclear facilities Wednesday under an agreement pledging not to strike each other's installations. The 1991 nuclear pact was hailed as the first step toward easing the often hostile relations between the two nations, which have gone to war three times in the 43 years since independence from Britain. The agreement covers nuclear power and research facilities as well as uranium enrichment plants and other nuclear-related facilities.
November 2, 1994 |
Indian authorities, basking Tuesday in the liberation of one American and three British tourists who had been held hostage--one for more than a month--implicated enemy neighbor Pakistan in the abductions. Muslim militants seized the Westerners in New Delhi after winning their confidence with bogus stories. They then threatened to behead them if fighters jailed for combatting Indian rule in the predominantly Muslim state of Jammu and Kashmir were not freed.
April 5, 1993 |
Investigators found evidence implicating Pakistan in the bombings that killed more than 300 people in Bombay last month, three New Delhi newspapers reported. A total of 13 bombs exploded one after another in Bombay within 2 1/2 hours, killing at least 317 people and damaging India's largest stock exchange, the offices of Air India and residential buildings.
December 10, 1993 |
It is the last major bit of unfinished business left from the traumatic dissection of British India. The resulting countries, India and Pakistan, fought two wars over it. Today, it is a land of sparkling alpine landscapes convulsed with bloodshed and violence. On Jan. 1, the status of the former princely state of Kashmir will be on the table when the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, both of whom are just weeks from retirement, meet in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
February 6, 1990 |
Indian border guards opened fire on Pakistani protesters who swarmed into Indian territory in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said. At least 10 people were reported injured in the shooting, India's chief spokesman said. Pakistani officials said that one protester was killed and 13 others were shot in the legs. The episode occurred near Ranbirsinghpura in Jammu region, 310 miles north of New Delhi.
February 7, 1990 |
About 10,000 Indian students demonstrated along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir State as tension increased after a border clash between Indian troops and Pakistani Muslims. The demonstration was prompted by a Monday incident in which Pakistani supporters of Kashmir separatists crossed the border and were fired on by the troops.
February 11, 1990 |
Eight bombs exploded in Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, and authorities stepped up security on the eve of the anniversary of an extremist leader's execution. Police said Srinagar will be under curfew through today, the sixth anniversary of the death of Mohammed Maqbool Butt, a leader of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, which has campaigned against Indian rule.
April 7, 1990 |
Muslim separatists kidnaped a leading industrialist and a university official Friday and threatened to kill them unless three jailed militants are freed, police and a telephone caller said. Soldiers tightened security throughout the troubled Kashmir Valley and blocked off roads in and out of Srinagar, where the kidnapings took place. Both the caller and police sources said the vice chancellor of Kashmir University, Mushir ul-Haq, and the general manager of Hindustan Machine Tools Co., L.M.