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Army soldiers leave the site of the encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo and his close aide in Beigpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Spike in encounters in recent days as Pakistan pushes terrorists

By Mir Ehsan and Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Jammu, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:13 AM IST
Twenty security personnel lost their lives in this period. Eighteen were killed in gunfights and in attacks by militants, and two army men died on the Line of Control (LoC) in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
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Maulana Masood Azhar-founded terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has been running three terror camps with the Taliban(AP)
Maulana Masood Azhar-founded terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has been running three terror camps with the Taliban(AP)

Afghan forces intercept Taliban fighters, find Jaish terrorists training for Kashmir

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Indian security officials are closely watching developments in Afghanistan with the Taliban all set to fight it out with the Ashraf Ghani regime after US withdraws its forces
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Barricades placed by Howrah Police at identified coronavirus hotspots on day eighteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, at Foreshore Road in Howrah, West Bengal on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
Barricades placed by Howrah Police at identified coronavirus hotspots on day eighteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, at Foreshore Road in Howrah, West Bengal on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)

Coronavirus update: In Bengal, smuggling through Bangladesh border drops drastically amid Covid-19 lockdown

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 01:40 PM IST
For decades, the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal has been notorious for smuggling and infiltration, which has also been a burning political issue in the state.
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The administration has kept a tab on the activities on border through CCTVs, said West Champaran SP Nitasha Giriya.(HT Photo. Representative image)
The administration has kept a tab on the activities on border through CCTVs, said West Champaran SP Nitasha Giriya.(HT Photo. Representative image)

Vigil increased along Indo-Nepal border in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 12:19 PM IST
The intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) said Indians attempting to cross the border might consume “paracetamol tablets to lower their temperature
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Intelligence reports have warned of renewed attempts by Pakistan-based terror groups to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir(PTI File)
Intelligence reports have warned of renewed attempts by Pakistan-based terror groups to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir(PTI File)

In Pak script for Kashmir, 230 terrorists in waiting mode at the border

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Intelligence reports says 160 terrorists from Pakistan are waiting at launch pads across the Kashmir region and 70 more, across Jammu
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Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)

Violence down, infiltration attempts up in Valley after 370 move, says govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Reddy said security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terror outfits that are supported and sponsored from across the border to engage in terror attacks and breach of security in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Overall, between 2014 and 2017, West Bengal accounted for 6,402 of the total 10,460 cases (61.20 per cent) registered in India under these five Acts.(Alamy Stock Photo/ Representative Image)
Overall, between 2014 and 2017, West Bengal accounted for 6,402 of the total 10,460 cases (61.20 per cent) registered in India under these five Acts.(Alamy Stock Photo/ Representative Image)

BJP-Trinamool in sparring bout over NCRB infiltration numbers in Bengal

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 12:45 PM IST
Infiltration has been a matter of intense political controversy in Bengal, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) have locked horns over the former’s threat to drive out infiltrators.
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NSA Ajit Doval on Thursday cautioned the security establishment against large-scale infiltration attempts in Kashmir(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
NSA Ajit Doval on Thursday cautioned the security establishment against large-scale infiltration attempts in Kashmir(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

In J&K, NSA Ajit Doval cautions forces against infiltration

By Mir Ehsan | Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Doval was in Kashmir and chaired two high-level meetings with officials in Srinagar as part of his two-day visit to the Valley that concluded a day ahead of the much-anticipated speeches by the prime ministers of both India and Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Guns are booming on the Line of Control, with infiltration attempts surging to an all-time high since the nullification of Article 370, which conferred special status on Jammu and Kashmir, by Parliament on August 5 and 6.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Guns are booming on the Line of Control, with infiltration attempts surging to an all-time high since the nullification of Article 370, which conferred special status on Jammu and Kashmir, by Parliament on August 5 and 6.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Infiltration attempts surge, alert sounded near border in J-K

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 09:35 AM IST
“Launch pads are full to their capacities. Attempts are being made day and night to infiltrate. These are being effectively neutralized and have resulted in injuries, death of terrorists and recovery of weapons,” Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Corps Commander, 15 Corps, told HT.
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Guns are booming on the Line of Control, with infiltration attempts surging to an all-time high since the nullification of Article 370, which conferred special status on Jammu and Kashmir, by Parliament on August 5 and 6.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Guns are booming on the Line of Control, with infiltration attempts surging to an all-time high since the nullification of Article 370, which conferred special status on Jammu and Kashmir, by Parliament on August 5 and 6.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Infiltration attempts surge, alert sounded near border in J-K

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:21 AM IST
“Launch pads are full to their capacities. Attempts are being made day and night to infiltrate. These are being effectively neutralized and have resulted in injuries, death of terrorists and recovery of weapons,” Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Corps Commander, 15 Corps, told HT.
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IIn addition to “zero tolerance to terrorism”, New Delhi has changed track in Kashmir, according to Union ministry officials. In contrast to earlier governments, the Centre is looking at empowering and strengthening local bodies in the state.(AFP)
IIn addition to “zero tolerance to terrorism”, New Delhi has changed track in Kashmir, according to Union ministry officials. In contrast to earlier governments, the Centre is looking at empowering and strengthening local bodies in the state.(AFP)

Infiltration down by 43% in J&K, says Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 11:32 PM IST
MoS Home, Nityananad Rai credited “concerted and synergized” efforts of security forces for the improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period of 2018.
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He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil.(PTI File Photo)
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistan will not dare attempt Kargil-like infiltration in coming years: Army chief

By Press Trusty of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat also released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to Kargil heroes.
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Modi to address concerns over NRC, Citizenship bill, infiltration from Bengal rally.(AP)
Modi to address concerns over NRC, Citizenship bill, infiltration from Bengal rally.(AP)

PM Narendra Modi to address concerns over NRC, Citizenship bill, infiltration in Bengal rally

By Avijit Ghosal and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The corruption issue still remains the soft spot.
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Sunday’s gunfight in Sunderbani sector of Jammu left three Indian soldiers and two Pakistani intruders dead.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Sunday’s gunfight in Sunderbani sector of Jammu left three Indian soldiers and two Pakistani intruders dead.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Indian army asks Pakistan to take bodies of two intruders killed in Jammu’s Sunderbani sector

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Official sources said the Pakistan Army has been informed through established communication channels to take the bodies of its nationals killed on Sunday.
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The Supreme Court had said no coercive action would be taken against those left out of the draft NRC.(AP)
The Supreme Court had said no coercive action would be taken against those left out of the draft NRC.(AP)

Supreme Court seeks district-wise percentage of people left out of draft NRC

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Over 40 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC draft, which was published on July 30, to determine the citizenship of those living in Assam.
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J&K governor NN Vohra said real-time coordination between the security forces and the civil administration was paramount.(PTI)
J&K governor NN Vohra said real-time coordination between the security forces and the civil administration was paramount.(PTI)

‘Increase vigilance along LoC,’ orders J&K governor Vohra in a bid to curb infiltration

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Vohra reiterated the need to constantly maintain a close watch on the ground situation
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Home minister Rajnath Singh said during question hour that states have been asked to carry out enumeration of Rohingyas and collect their biometric and other details.(PTI)
Home minister Rajnath Singh said during question hour that states have been asked to carry out enumeration of Rohingyas and collect their biometric and other details.(PTI)

Rohingyas indulging in illegal activities in India, forces deployed to stop infiltration: MHA

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 10:03 PM IST
The government on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that some Rohingya Muslim migrants in India have been found indulging in illegal activities, and maintained that security forces have been deployed to stop their infiltration into the country.
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Security forces have been put on alert after reports of infiltration by militants from Pakistan occupied Kashmir.(AFP)
Security forces have been put on alert after reports of infiltration by militants from Pakistan occupied Kashmir.(AFP)

20 militants sneak into Kashmir, forces put on high alert in J-K

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 05:23 PM IST
There are reports of infiltration of over 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir recently, the officials said.
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