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Kashmir Conflict

Indian Kashmir shuts down as police, rebel killed

Indian Kashmir largely shut down on Monday and hundreds of police were deployed in the troubled region’s main city after the weekend shooting of two civilians by the army, a police chief said.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 9:20pm

Kashmiri militants kill three soldiers in ambush outside Srinagar

Armed militants killed three soldiers on Friday in an ambush outside Srinagar, the main city of Indian Kashmir, an army spokesman said. The soldiers were searching for militants during a patrol when they were ambushed in the village of Hardu Buchoo, 30 kilometres southeast of Srinagar near the forested area of Tral, the spokesman said.

25 May 2013 - 1:26am

'Non-lethal' weapons add to the terror in Kashmir

Gasping for breath and confined to her bed, Bilqees Khan winces as she recalls the moment a pepper gas grenade exploded by her home during a curfew in Indian Kashmir's summer capital.

2 Apr 2013 - 2:12am

Indian troops kill Pakistani soldier near Kashmir border

Indian troops shot dead a Pakistani soldier along the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region in the first deadly exchange since a truce was agreed a month ago.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:56pm

Pakistan accuses India of 12 Kashmir beheadings

Pakistan has accused India of decapitating 12 soldiers in cross-border attacks since 1998 and registered a protest with a UN watchdog.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:28pm

India and Pakistan must untie Kashmir knot

Kashmir has emerged as the nuclear flashpoint in South Asia. Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir have recently warned residents to begin building underground bunkers in preparation for a possible nuclear war, which created hysteria amid the backdrop of skirmishes between Pakistan and India on the Line of Control in the disputed territory.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

India's Singh warns Pakistan over Kashmir violence

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned on Tuesday that there “cannot be business as usual” with Pakistan after last week’s flare-up along the Kashmir border.

15 Jan 2013 - 8:47pm

China and US can use influence to ease tensions in Kashmir

If the Middle East is a flashpoint for conflict that sparks diplomatic clashes among international powers, flare-ups on the hotly disputed India-Pakistan border in Kashmir have the potential to make the world's heart skip a beat. Both countries, after all, possess nuclear weapons, and neither is party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which aims to prevent the spread of nuclear arms.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

Arab-style revolt unlikely in strife-torn Kashmir

A huge voter turnout throughout Indian-administered Kashmir, coupled with spontaneous voting in the recently held polls to elect village-level administrative bodies, must have made the Indian government heave a sigh of relief. After all, New Delhi has been interpreting such substantial voter participation in elections as the Kashmiri affirmation of faith in Indian democracy.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cool heads needed in wake of Mumbai attacks

Evidence of a Pakistan link to the Mumbai attacks is mounting, inevitably leading to tension between New Delhi and Islamabad. Passions are high, with Indians understandably baying for justice and Pakistani officials, while denying involvement and promising to support the investigation, ready to send troops to the border if necessary.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am