April 22, 1990 |
Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged gunfire along the border in the divided northern state of Kashmir, killing at least one Pakistani soldier, Indian army officials said. Farther north, Indian forces shot and killed six civilians who were illegally crossing the frontier, a government spokesman said. India alleges that Pakistan is aiding Muslim militants who demand the secession of Kashmir from India. Pakistan denies the charges.
November 26, 2003 |
Taking a significant step to end one of the world's most dangerous conflicts, nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan agreed to a cease-fire Tuesday aimed at halting 14 years of cross-border gun battles in the disputed Kashmir region. The cease-fire's prospects for success remained uncertain because the militants who often launch deadly raids from Pakistan into Indian-held territory are not covered by the agreement.
November 1, 2001 |
The commander of Indian troops in disputed Kashmir warned Wednesday that if pushed, New Delhi could choose military action against Pakistan's army and Islamic guerrillas. In the most aggressive comments in years by a military commander, Lt. Gen. R.K. Nanavatty said that India "must remain prepared to exercise the military action" and that the capture of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir was "achievable."
November 24, 2003 |
Pakistan offered to impose a cease-fire along the military Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir, and India promised to reply today. Pakistani Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said in a televised address that he hoped India, a rival that like Pakistan possesses nuclear arms, would respond positively. Each week several people are killed or wounded on both sides of the Line of Control by exchanges of artillery and mortar fire between soldiers of Pakistan and India.
October 19, 2002 |
Fifteen people, most of them Muslim rebels, have been killed in separatist violence in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, police said Friday. They said security forces killed three suspected Islamic militants as they tried to slip into the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir from Pakistan early Friday.
July 23, 2006 |
A top Kashmiri militant commander blamed for dozens of attacks and tourist killings has been arrested in the Indian-controlled portion of the contested Himalayan state, dealing a major setback for the separatist rebels, police said Saturday. Mudassir, who goes by a single name, is believed to be the chief planner of Lashkar-e- Taiba, an Islamic militant group based in Pakistan.
July 25, 2000 |
A pro-Pakistani militant group in Kashmir on Monday declared a cease-fire for three months, saying it was ready to hold peace talks with the Indian government. Abdul Majid Dar, chief commander of the Hizbul Moujahedeen group, gave the Indian government one week to end what he called a crackdown on militants in Kashmir.
October 24, 2001 |
Eleven people were killed in separatist violence in the Kashmir region, police said Tuesday, as militant violence continued to flare amid the U.S. strikes on Afghanistan. The violence came as security was increased around Jammu and Kashmir state's airports after rebels tried to storm a key military airfield Monday. Six people were killed in the attack. Police said eight civilians were wounded Tuesday morning when a bomb went off at a village in the Poonch district.
March 21, 2000 |
Gunmen killed 36 Sikhs in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir late Monday, even as President Clinton was beginning a visit to the Asian nation, police said. It was the first major attack on the Sikhs since a Muslim insurgency began 10 years ago in Kashmir. Both India and Pakistan claim the Himalayan territory and have fought two wars over it.
December 14, 1989 |
Muslim separatists freed the daughter of a Cabinet minister Wednesday after the government released five of their jailed comrades, officials said. Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, was taken to a friend's home in this northern city two hours after the militants were freed downtown, police said. Rubaiya Sayeed, 22, was flown to New Delhi later and met at the airport by her father, mother, brother and sister.