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FILE - In this July 27, 2006, file photo, former Indian Defense, External Affairs and Finance minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, led National Democratic Alliance government, Jaswant Singh, gestures during the launch and preview of his book 'A Call to Honor-In Service of Emergent India,' in New Delhi, India.  Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister during his career, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. He was 82.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Former Indian minister Jaswant Singh dies at age 82

Sep. 27, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Jaswant Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister during his career, died Sunday. He was 82. A statement by an Indian army-run hospital said Singh was admitted to the hospital on June 25 for multiple ailments and died...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 27, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Sunday that Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated, causing “substantial...

Pakistan says Indian fire killed 2 soldiers in Kashmir

Sep. 23, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said two of its soldiers were killed Wednesday by Indian fire in an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated,...

FILE- This Sept. 14, 2018 file photo shows Pangong Lake in Ladakh region, India. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday to find ways to resolve a monthslong tense standoff between the rival soldiers along their disputed mountain border in mountainous Ladakh region. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India, China: Some progress in military talks on border spat

Sep. 22, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior military commanders from India and China have agreed to not add more troops along their fast-militarizing disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region where the two Asian giants are locked in a bitter months-long standoff, the sides said late Tuesday. The joint statement...

FILE- This Sept. 14, 2018 file photo shows Pangong Lake in Ladakh region, India. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday to find ways to resolve a monthslong tense standoff between the rival soldiers along their disputed mountain border in mountainous Ladakh region. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India, China commanders meet again on ending border standoff

Sep. 21, 2020 4:57 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday aimed at resolving a tense monthslong standoff along their disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region. Details of the talks, held on the Chinese side in the Moldo area facing the Indian-controlled Ladakh...

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...

An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. India’s defense minister said Thursday, Sept. 17, the country faces challenges in its border dispute with China and urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously to completely disengage forces in the Ladakh region. Rajnath Singh said in a statement in the upper house of Parliament that China has amassed troops and armaments in Ladakh in violation of bilateral agreements reached in 1990s and it was creating friction by trying unilaterally to alter the status quo in the region through aggressive postures. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

India asks China to pull back troops, arms in Ladakh region

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense minister said Thursday the country faces challenges in its border dispute with China and urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously to completely disengage their forces from the Ladakh region. Rajnath Singh told the upper house of...

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...

FILE-In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh arrives at Parliament House in New Delhi, India. Singh accused China on Tuesday of violating past border agreements and expanding its troop deployment along a disputed mountainous frontier in Ladakh where the two countries have been locked in a military standoff for months. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

India accuses China of violating pacts, militarizing border

Sep. 15, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense minister accused China on Tuesday of violating past border agreements and expanding its troop deployments along a disputed mountainous frontier in the Ladakh region where the two countries have been locked in a military standoff for months. Rajnath Singh told...

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...