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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a protest against the Indian army's decision to close a fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killing of five Kashmiris in Pathribal in March 2000, in Srinagar, India. In a separate case, the Indian military on Friday, Sept. 18, said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists on July 18, 2020. Police ordered an investigation into the accusation of a staged gunbattle, and the results have not yet been released. The results of the police probe are likely to spark an outcry among Kashmiri activists who for years have accused Indian troops of abusing their powers and repeatedly targeting civilians. Placard at background right reads,

Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killings

Sep. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military on Friday said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists. Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army spokesman, said police are investigating whether...

A Kashmiri man shouts freedom slogans as a police officer looks from a distance after a gun battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of militants in a Srinagar neighborhood, Pankaj Singh, an Indian paramilitary spokesman, said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Woman, 3 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

Sep. 17, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three suspected rebels and a 45-year-old woman were killed Thursday during a gunbattle between government forces and anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the region's main city. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores...

India says Pakistan shelling kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 16, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers barraged each other with mortar shells and gunfire along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, killing an Indian soldier and wounding two others, an official said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesperson, said three soldiers...

Pakistan says Indian cross-border fire kills girl in Kashmir

Sep. 13, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An 11-year-old Pakistani girl was killed and four other villagers critically wounded by Indian troops firing into the Pakistan-administered part of the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Sunday. The military said the “unprovoked firing” by India troops...

FILE- In this July 20, 2011 file photo, tourists ride double hump camels at Nubra valley, in Ladakh, India. Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse rather than better, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades in June. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into each other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45 years, raising the specter of full-scale military conflict. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

AP Explains: What's driving India-China military standoff

Sep. 10, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into the other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45...

Water is sprayed on a French-made Rafale fighter jet during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala, India, Thursday, Sept.10, 2020. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India adds 5 French-made fighter jets in military upgrade

Sep. 10, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian air force inducted into service five French-made Rafale fighter jets Thursday amid heightened tensions with China along their disputed frontier. New Delhi has sent reinforcements of fighter jets and military equipment to the Ladakh region after the tense standoff there escalated...

This frame grab from video shows an Indian army convoy driving in Leh, India. India and China accused each other on Tuesday of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. The nuclear-armed rivals have been engaged in a tense standoff in the cold-desert Ladakh region since May, and their defense ministers met Friday in Moscow in the first high-level direct contact between the sides since the standoff began. (AP Photo)

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

Sep. 8, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — India and China accused each other on Tuesday of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian forces on Monday crossed into territory it holds and fired warning shots at a Chinese...

In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in India's Ladakh area. As the escalating and bitter military standoff between India and China protracts following their bloodiest confrontation in decades in the Ladakh region in 2020, experts warn the two nuclear-armed countries can unintentionally slide into a war over the roof of the world. The two most populous nations share thousands of kilometers (miles) disputed border and have accused each other for opening new fronts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Experts warn China-India standoff risks unintentional war

Sep. 6, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a monthslong military standoff between India and China along their disputed mountain border protracts, experts warn that the nuclear-armed countries — which already have engaged in their bloodiest clash in decades — could unintentionally slide into war. For 45 years,...

An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. China's military said it was taking “necessary actions in response,

Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions

Sep. 1, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day Tuesday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region. Both of the Asian giants have accused the other of fresh provocations, including allegations of soldiers crossing into...

FILE-In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Pangong Tso lake is seen near the India China border in India's Ladakh area. India said Monday its soldiers thwarted China's

India says China's military made moves near disputed border

Aug. 31, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. China's military said it was taking “necessary actions in...