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Clashes in Indian Kashmir over killing of suspected rebels

Hundreds of angry villagers clashed with police in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday following suspicions that security forces shot dead seven civilians they mistook for rebels, a police officer and a witness said. The villagers torched a police station in the forested Kupwara region near the de facto border with Pakistan to demand security forces hand over the bodies for identification and for burial, the officer said. "Police fired tear gas and warning shots in the air to disperse the angry crowd who were hurling rocks at them," the officer said on condition of anonymity.

Pakistan-India border trade in Kashmir resumes

Trade across the de facto border in disputed Kashmir resumed on Wednesday after being suspended for nearly a month, a Pakistani official said. All movement including travel and trade across the Line of Control, which divides the Himalayan region between Pakistan and India, was suspended after Indian authorities detained a Pakistani truck driver for allegedly carrying 114 kilograms (250 pounds) of heroin.

FHockey: Pakistan says India series "likely"

A senior Pakistani hockey official Friday said India have agreed to a three-match series, subject to clearance from New Delhi, hoping it will revive bilateral contests halted in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. "The series is likely to be played in March this year," a Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) statement quoted its secretary Rana Mujahid as saying. Mujahid spoke to his Indian counterpart Narinder Batra, who said India would be willing to play three matches in Pakistan in March and April, subject to clearance from the New Delhi, the statement said.

India, Pakistan to allow greater trade through land route

By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan agreed on Saturday to allow round-the-clock movement of trucks and containers through their main border crossing, signaling a thaw in relations after a year's standoff over military tensions on the border. Trade ministers of the two countries meeting in New Delhi also approved a liberalized visa policy for businessmen to help expand two-way trade, which was barely $2.5 billion in 2012/13 fiscal year against a potential $10 billion.

Pakistan, India senior commanders hold rare border meeting

Pakistan and India held the first face-to-face meeting of senior military commanders in 13 years, since the Kargil crisis in 1999 which brought the two countries to the brink of a full-scale war. Pakistan Army Major Gen. Aamer Riaz and his Indian counterpart Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia, who are responsible for deployment of troops in the two countries in times of peace and war, led the delegations from two sides to the meeting held on the Pakistan side of the Wagah-Attari border crossing near Lahore.

Pakistan, India senior commanders hold rare border meeting

Pakistan and India held the first face-to-face meeting of senior military commanders in 13 years, since the Kargil crisis in 1999 which brought the two countries to the brink of a full-scale war. Pakistan Army Major Gen. Aamer Riaz and his Indian counterpart Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia, who are responsible for deployment of troops in the two countries in times of peace and war, led the delegations from two sides to the meeting held on the Pakistan side of the Wagah-Attari border crossing near Lahore.

Pakistan, Indian army commanders meet on Kashmir

Leading army commanders from Pakistan and India met on Tuesday in a bid to reduce tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir after a year of intermittent clashes on the de facto border. The director generals of military operations (DGMO) from both nuclear-armed neighbours held face-to-face talks at Wagah border post, near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, reportedly the first between the DGMOs in 14 years.

Pakistan, Indian army commanders meet on Kashmir

Leading army commanders from Pakistan and India met Tuesday for the first time in 14 years in a bid to reduce tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir after a year of intermittent clashes. The directors general of military operations (DGMO) from both nuclear-armed neighbours held face-to-face talks at Wagah border post, near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

India says officer killed in fresh firing on Kashmir border

India said one of its soldiers was killed when Pakistan troops fired early Monday across the border in Kashmir, the latest in a series of deadly flareups in the disputed Himalayan region. The soldier was killed just after midnight at an army post along the northern part of the heavily militarised border that divides the two countries in Kashmir, an Indian army spokesman said. India did not fire back and instead lodged a protest with the Pakistani army over a hotline, said the army's spokesman in Srinagar, Naresh Vig.

Indian border troops kill three Pakistani drug smugglers

Indian troops shot dead three Pakistani smugglers carrying drugs worth millions of dollars as they sought to sneak into India through the northeastern state of Punjab, a border security official said Saturday. India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), which patrols the India-Pakistan border, said it found 24 kilograms of heroin worth 1.2 billion rupees ($19.5 million), along with weapons, ammunition and Pakistan mobile phones late Friday.
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