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India bans key highway in Kashmir for 2 days a week

Apr. 7, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in India's portion of disputed Kashmir on Sunday began enforcing a ban on the movement of civilian vehicles on a key highway to keep it open exclusively for military and paramilitary convoys two days a week. Soldiers patrolled the highway and erected barricades by steel...

Maoist rebels kills 4 Indian paramilitary soldiers

Apr. 4, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Maoist rebels ambushed and killed four Indian paramilitary soldiers and wounded another two Thursday in an insurgency-wracked central Indian state. Police officer D.M. Awasthi said the rebels fired on the soldiers, who were on a patrol in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh state. They were...

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir killings

Apr. 3, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned an Indian diplomat to lodge a strong protest over what it says was this week's intentional targeting of civilians by Indian troops in disputed Kashmir that killed four. India says two of its civilians and a soldier were killed in Monday's...

Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir: 7 people die

Apr. 2, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving seven people dead — three Pakistani soldiers, a Pakistani villager, an Indian woman and a girl and a member of the Indian paramilitary troops, officials said Tuesday. The fatalities were some of the...

India says it successfully test-fires anti-satellite weapon

Mar. 27, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite weapon Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an unexpected announcement of military advancement that was broadcast live just weeks before a general election. He said the destruction of a satellite in low-earth orbit by missile...

US seeks UN sanctions against Pakistan group head for attack

Mar. 27, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is seeking to put the head of a Pakistan-based militant group blamed by India for a Feb. 14 suicide attack that killed 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir on the U.N. sanctions blacklist. A draft resolution circulated to Security Council members Wednesday and obtained by...

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Mar. 23, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister...

India bans pro-independence group in Kashmir

Mar. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday banned a pro-independence group in its portion of Kashmir as part of a crackdown on separatist organizations. A government statement said it declared Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front an "unlawful association" as it tries to curb the activities of secessionist organizations...

Pakistan standoff helps India's Modi shift focus from jobs

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

Mar. 14, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan. A Pakistani delegation crossed over to the Indian side of the land border at Wagah-Attari for the talks....