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Police probe claims that Indian army faked Kashmir gunbattle

Aug. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Tuesday they are investigating allegations by three families that three of their relatives were killed by the military in a staged gunbattle and buried as unidentified militants. Police are taking “all necessary steps to ascertain...

A Kashmiri cycles past a barricade set up as road blockade as a paramilitary soldier stands guard on the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Last year on Aug. 5, India’s Hindu-nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped Jammu-Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two federally governed territories. Late Tuesday, authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar but said restrictions on public movement, transport and commercial activities would continue because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

Aug. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. Officials lifted a curfew...

Policemen and paramilitary soldiers patrol a road during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was clamped in the region’s main city of Srinagar in view of information about protests planned by anti-India groups to mark Aug. 5 as “black day.

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

Aug. 4, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was...

This photograph shared by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Twitter shows Rafale fighter jets escorted by Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jets as they enter the Indian airspace Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said.(Twitter via AP)

5 French fighter jets delivered to India in military upgrade

Jul. 29, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The first batch of five French-made Rafale fighter jets arrived at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, Indian officials said, as the country seeks to modernize its military amid security challenges with Pakistan and China. The planes landed at the airbase in Ambala in Haryana...

India-Pakistan fighting in Kashmir kills 3, wounds 2

Jul. 18, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Firing between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir has left three members of an Indian family dead and two Pakistani civilians wounded, officials from both sides said Saturday. A 50-year-old Indian woman, her husband...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Indians stamp on the Chinese national flag during a protest against the Chinese government in Jammu, India. China and India made progress in their latest talks on a long-running border dispute that turned deadly last month, a Chinese spokesperson said Wednesday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

Indian, Chinese soldiers disengaging after deadly clash

Jul. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in the western sector of their disputed border, but the process is intricate and requires constant verification, an Indian army spokesman said Thursday. Col. Aman Anand’s suggestion that the disengagement will take time came after...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020, file photo, a truck carrying the coffin of Indian army officer Colonel B. Santosh Babu, among the twenty Indian troops who were killed in the clash Monday night, arrives in Suryapet, about 140 kilometers from Hyderabad, India. India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Saturday, July 11, that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Indian officials say a standoff between the two armies began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered deep inside Indian-controlled territory at three places in Ladakh. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

Jul. 11, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s external affairs minister said Saturday that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's remarks came a day...

China envoy: Indian, Chinese troops disengaging after clash

Jul. 10, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — China's ambassador to India said Friday that Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in accordance with an agreement reached by military commanders following a clash last month that left at least 20 soldiers dead in the Galwan Valley. Ambassador Sun Weidong said the two...

Relatives and party workers carry the coffins of a politician Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father and brother during their joint funeral in Bandipora town, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot Bari, a leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said, in a first major attack against India’s ruling party members in the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Pro-India leader, 2 family members killed in Kashmir

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally shot a pro-India politician in Kashmir along with his father and brother, police said, in the first major attack against members of India’s ruling party in the disputed region. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir for...

This combination of June 28, 2020, left, and July 6, 2020, satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies shows the Galwan Valley along the disputed border between India and China. June 28 image shows that the Indians had built a wall on their side and the Chinese had expanded an outpost camp at the end of a long road connected to Chinese military bases farther from the poorly defined border, according to experts. July 6 image shows China and India appear to have dismantled recent construction on both the Indian and Chinese sides of a contested border high in the Karakoram mountains following a deadly clash in the area. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

Indian, Chinese soldiers move away from site of deadly clash

Jul. 7, 2020 7:08 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers have backed away from the site of a deadly clash last month in the Galwan Valley along the undemarcated border, Indian security officials said, a sign of the countries' progress in disengaging from a months-long standoff. The two sides also appeared to...