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An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Pakistan rejects India’s claims about cross border strikes

By: Asad Hashim and Fayaz Bukhari Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Pakistan on Friday “completely rejected” India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation. In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India said it had carried out “surgical strikes” on Thursday, sending special forces to kill men preparing to sneak into its territory and attack major cities. Indian officials said troops had killed militants numbering in the double digits and that its soldiers had returned...

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Pakistan and Russia to hold first military drills

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, September 23 in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia, Reuters reports. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighboring Afghanistan to help insurgent groups fight Soviet soldiers following their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. At the time, the communist Soviet Union was closely aligned with Pakistan’s arch-enemy India, while the United States was a staunch supporter of Pakistan. Pakistan’s top military spokesman,...

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Indian policemen chase away protesters during a protest against the killing of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader, in Srinagar, July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmir: India blames Pakistan for attack, mulls response

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net India stepped up patrols along its de facto border with Pakistan on Monday, September 19 after gunmen killed 18 soldiers at a nearby army base, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration weighed its response to an attack India blames on its neighbor, Reuters reports. The assault, in which four commando-style gunmen burst into the brigade headquarters in Uri at 5.30 a.m. (1 a.m. British time) on Sunday, was among the deadliest in Kashmir and has sharply ratcheted up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. Army officials said some of the critically wounded had been flown to a hospital in New Delhi and one had died while undergoing...

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