Baramulla attack, as it happened: One BSF jawan, two terrorists killed; situation under control

At least two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed when militants attacked two adjoining camps of the Army and the paramilitary force at Baramulla.

Anshu Lal October 03, 2016 13:18:14 IST
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Baramulla attack, as it happened: One BSF jawan, two terrorists killed; situation under control

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13:57 (ist)

Sharif's all-party meeting had one-point agenda — Indian 'aggression' and 'atrocities' in Kashmir

According to this Dawn report, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif presided over an all-party meeting in Islamabad which had been convened with the one-point agenda to send a "clear message to the outside world" over the Indian "aggression" along the LoC and the Indian "atrocities" in Jammu and Kashmir.

The report also said that even Sharif's political opponents, some of them who have launched a campaign to remove him from office, have sided with him on this issue.

Political leaders in Pakistan have decided to send a delegation to countries to highlight these alleged Indian atrocities. Parties have also demanded that a security committee be formed on this issue.

"Despite our differences with the government on multiple issues, we are with you, Prime Minister, on the Kashmir issue and Indian aggression along LoC," the report quoted PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as saying.

13:16 (ist)

India fully prepared for any escalation with Pakistan: Parrikar

Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the country was "fully prepared for any escalation".

"We are fully prepared for any escalation. My mother used to say if you go to the forest hunting for a rabbit, be prepared to face the tiger as well," Parrikar told CNN-NEWS18 channel in an interview aired on Sunday.

The situation has been tense on the LoC after the 18 September terrorist attack on an Indian army base camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian retaliation on the terrorist launch pads through cross-border "surgical strikes" early on 29 September. 

However, Parrikar refused to say anything beyond what Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said on the surgical strikes. 

"I would only say that it was successful operation. I would not comment beyond the stated official position because it's a very sensitive security matter... The DGMO has already given all the details in his statement," Parrikar said.

On India's relations with China in the light of China's proximity to Pakistan, Parrikar said that a country's closeness to a particular nation does not stop it from having relations with other nations, and that India's relations with China have improved over the years.

"We are concerned about (certain) issues, but I think our relations with China are better today. The border management is better. We are employing more confidence building measures," he said.

He added that China's refusal to acknowledge remarks made by the Pakistani media that China would side with Pakistan in case of a tussle with India is a diplomatic victory for India.

"China's statement (that they do not know of any senior government functionary pledging support to Pakistan) is a victory for our diplomacy vis-a-vis China," Parrikar said.

The minister said that thanks to its diplomatic efforts, India now has more international support against terrorism and all major powers of the world know that "terrorism is flowing out of one country". 

"Our Prime Minister made all efforts to build relations with Pakistan," he said. — IANS

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Oct 03, 2016 - 19:43 (IST)

Baramulla attack proves Pakistan army can only fight India using proxies 

Cleaved between trying to address its strategic needs and cater to the outrage of its domestic populace and meet the demands of so-called non-state actors, Pakistan army launched a desperate disinformation drive on Sunday, flying down the international and local media to Line of Control to "prove" that India didn't conduct any surgical strikes across LoC.

But that, obviously, won't be enough, writes Firstpost senior editor Sreemoy Talukdar. Cessation of violence against India will spell the end of the idea that is Pakistan. And since it's well-fed, Mercedes-riding army generals have forgotten how to face a bullet on a battlefield, that war will continue to be fought via its proxies. It may mean an eventual implosion, but as the Chinese say, it is very hard to get off when one gets used to riding a tiger.

For India, it means these terror snipings will continue. We cannot lower our guard.

Oct 03, 2016 - 19:33 (IST)

Education sector in Kashmir affected as shutdown continues

Oct 03, 2016 - 17:54 (IST)

Three civilians injured after Pakistan army violated ceasefire in Shahpur sector along LoC 

Oct 03, 2016 - 17:50 (IST)

Gun salutes being paid to BSF jawan Nitin, who lost his life in Baramula attack

Nitin, the BSF jawan was killed in the Baramulla attack, received gun salutes during his wreath-laying ceremony on Monday. Atul Kumar, DG BSF, said that Nitin has done an excellent job by sacrificing his life to stop the terrorists from entering the campus of 46 RR bn.

Oct 03, 2016 - 17:36 (IST)

Oct 03, 2016 - 17:16 (IST)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh takes stock of situation in the wake of Baramulla attack

Oct 03, 2016 - 14:25 (IST)

Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Saujian and Mandi sectors of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports.

Oct 03, 2016 - 13:57 (IST)

Sharif's all-party meeting had one-point agenda — Indian 'aggression' and 'atrocities' in Kashmir

According to this Dawn report, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif presided over an all-party meeting in Islamabad which had been convened with the one-point agenda to send a "clear message to the outside world" over the Indian "aggression" along the LoC and the Indian "atrocities" in Jammu and Kashmir.

The report also said that even Sharif's political opponents, some of them who have launched a campaign to remove him from office, have sided with him on this issue.

Political leaders in Pakistan have decided to send a delegation to countries to highlight these alleged Indian atrocities. Parties have also demanded that a security committee be formed on this issue.

"Despite our differences with the government on multiple issues, we are with you, Prime Minister, on the Kashmir issue and Indian aggression along LoC," the report quoted PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as saying.

Oct 03, 2016 - 13:42 (IST)

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Oct 03, 2016 - 13:32 (IST)

Poonch firing is 3rd ceasefire violation in last 16 hours and 8th ceasefire violation since surgical strikes: PTI

At least two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed while one BSF jawan was injured when militants attacked two adjoining camps of the Army and the paramilitary force at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir.

The heavily-armed terrorists attacked the two camps belonging to Rashtriya Rifles and Border Security Force late Sunday night, leading to a fierce gunbattle with the security forces.

Baramulla attack as it happened One BSF jawan two terrorists killed situation under control

Representational image. PTI

Following the firefight, two terrorists were killed by the forces while one BSF personnel, who was hit by bullets, succumbed to his injuries later, a Home Ministry spokesperson said in New Delhi.

The martyred jawan has been identified as Constable Nitin while the injured personnel is Constable Pulwinder. Both belong to the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval discussed the incident and necessary instructions have been given to the forces.

Singh also spoke to Director General of BSF KK Sharma and asked him to provide all possible treatment to the injured jawan.

Firing was also reported at a BSF post along the international border with Pakistan in Gurdaspur district of north Punjab early on Monday.

The Border Security Force troopers, according to sources, repulsed an intrusion bid by 8-10 people in the counter offensive at Chakri border outpost (BoP).

The sources said that the firing started around 2 am after the alert troopers, using Hand Held Thermal Imagers (HHTI), noticed movement of 8-10 people near the international border.

The intruders, who had crossed the border but were behind the barbed wire fencing, were challenged.

"They fired at the BSF post. Our troopers immediately retaliated the firing. The intruders retreated back to Pakistan. A search operation has been launched in the area today (Monday) morning," a BSF official said.

The Baramulla attack was the first major attack on security forces by terrorists after the Indian Army launched surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir last week.

The attack comes despite intelligence inputs about possible terrorist attacks on security installations in Jammu and Kashmir following the operations in PoK on 29 September.

The strike comes exactly a fortnight after terrorists struck at army brigade headquarters at Uri, 102 km from Srinagar, killing 19 soldiers.

Terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, had also attacked the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot town of Punjab on 2 January this year, leaving seven security personnel dead.

The Pathankot attack was preceded by a terror attack by Pakistani terrorists in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district on 27 July last year.

With inputs from Agencies

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