Fayaz Bukhari

Veteran Kashmir separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani quits secessionist alliance

29 Jun 2020

SRINAGAR, India A veteran separatist politician in Indian Kashmir quit his hardline faction within an umbrella alliance of secessionists on Monday, saying it had failed to counter New Delhi's efforts to tighten its grip on the disputed region.

India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

17 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR India's army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas.

U.S. rebukes China for border 'aggression' with India

03 Jun 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border.

New Indian roads, air strips sparked border standoff with China, India observers say

26 May 2020

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR A Himalayan border standoff between old foes India and China was triggered by India’s construction of roads and air strips in the region as it competes with China's spreading Belt and Road initiative, Indian observers said on Tuesday.

Indian troops kill militants, triggering clashes across Kashmir

06 May 2020

SRINAGAR, India Indian troops killed four militants in gun battles in Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi, a police official said, triggering clashes across the disputed region that left dozens injured.

Eight Indian soldiers die in gunbattles amid major Kashmir offensive

04 May 2020

SRINAGAR, India Three Indian soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with militants in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Monday, a day after a similar incident in which five were killed.

India's internet curbs in Kashmir hamper coronavirus fight

30 Mar 2020

SRINAGAR, India India's health ministry on Monday invited doctors in Kashmir to an online training session on managing ventilators - critical equipment for patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears, S. Asian markets slide

19 Mar 2020

* Emergency orders prohibiting gatherings in several other areas in India

India cracks down on use of VPNs in Kashmir to get around social media ban

19 Feb 2020

SRINAGAR, India Authorities in Indian Kashmir are cracking down on virtual private network (VPN) apps used to circumvent a months-long ban on social media, police said, as part of a broader effort to quell unrest over the withdrawal of the region's autonomy.

European diplomats check India's loosening of Kashmir clampdown

12 Feb 2020

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, India More than two dozen diplomats are visiting Indian-administered Kashmir, New Delhi said on Wednesday, as the country tries to reassure foreign allies following several months of unrest in the contested territory.

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