Border Clashes

India and Pakistan must untie Kashmir knot

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers riding on camels patrol along the India-Pakistan border. Photo: Xinhua

Kashmir has emerged as the nuclear flashpoint in South Asia.

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 4:28am

Tensions rise as India claims Pakistani troops beheaded its soldier

Indian activists jump a police barricade during a march to Pakistan’s embassy in New Delhi to protest at the killing of two soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir. Both sides warned against inflaming tensions. Photo: AFP

India berated Islamabad's envoy to Delhi yesterday over the alleged beheading by Pakistan's army of one of two soldiers killed in Kashmir, as both sides warned against inflaming tensions.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

Two Indian soldiers killed near disputed border region; one said to be mutilated

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard along fencing near the India-Pakistan Chachwal border outpost, some 65 kms north from the north-eastern Indian city of Jammu. Photo: AFP

Pakistani troops killed two Indian soldiers yesterday near the disputed border between the nuclear-armed neighbours in Kashmir, the Indian Army said, adding that one of the bodies was badly mutilated.

The firefight broke out at about noon after an Indian patrol discovered Pakistani troops about half a kilometre inside Indian territory, an army spokesman said.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:45am

Indian troops accused of killing Pakistani soldier in Kashmir border clash

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) trooper walks near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu. Photo: Reuters

A Pakistani soldier was killed and another injured in a gunfight between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir on Sunday, a disputed incident that could heighten tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours after a period of rapprochement.

6 Jan 2013 - 5:09pm