Line of Control
Ceasefire line that serves as the de facto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir
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The Line of Control (LoC) is a ceasefire line in the disputed region of Kashmir that separates both the Indian-administered and Pakistani-administered areas from each other. Due to the ongoing Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, the LoC does not constitute a legally recognized international border between the two states, and instead continues along the northern end of the regular India–Pakistan border as a de facto boundary. Originally designated by the United Nations as the Cease-fire Line following the First Indo−Pakistani War, it was redesignated as the Line of Control following the Simla Agreement, which was signed between India and Pakistan on 3 July 1972. The Indian-administered part of the former princely state is administratively divided into Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, while the Pakistani-administered part is divided into Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit−Baltistan. The northernmost point of the LoC is known as NJ9842, after which the Siachen Glacier begins. At its southernmost point, the line is bounded by the Pakistani province of Punjab to the south but remains bounded by Indian-administered Kashmir to the north, due to which it is uncontested by India but contested by Pakistan; this section is referred to as the "Working Boundary" by the Pakistani government. The undisputed and legally recognized border continues southward at the intersection of the "Working Boundary" with the Indian state of Punjab.
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Desire normal ties with Pakistan, all issues should be resolved bilaterally: IndiaFollowing a hotline discussion between the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan last month, the two sides agreed to strict observance of all agreements, understandings..
US condemns infiltration across LoC, supports dialogue between India, PakistanCondemning the terrorists who seek to infiltrate across the Line of Control, the US on Thursday called on all parties to reduce tensions along the LoC by returning to the 2003 ceasefire commitments.
‘Indo-Pak ceasefire will have no bearing on counter-terrorism ops in J&K’The Army’s northern commander Lt Gen Y K Joshi on Saturday said the agreement between India and Pakistan to adhere to the ceasefire pact along the Line of Control (LoC) would not affect..
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US welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefireThe United States has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, saying it is a positive step..
India, Pakistan agree to follow all ceasefire pactsAfter discussions between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, the two sides have to cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from..
Armies of India, Pakistan agree to cease firing along LoC: Defence MinistryAfter discussions between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, the two sides have to cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from..
Thaw in ties? India, Pakistan agree on "strict observance" of ceasefire at LoCThe development will be beneficial for the region and the civilian population residing along the Line of Control.
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4 soldiers injured in Pakistani firing along LoC in J&K's Akhnoor sectorFour soldiers of the Army sustained injuries as Pakistani troops opened fire targeting forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector, official sources said on..
Pakistan continues to instigate youth from Kashmir into terrorism: GOC Chinar CorpsLieutenant General BS Raju, General Officer Commander (GOC), Chinar Corps, on Sunday said that Pakistan continues to instigate youth from Kashmir Valley into terrorism by various means, indoctrinates..
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Around 400 terrorists in launch pads across LoC waiting to infiltrate, Pak planning to push them in winter: OfficialsAround 400 terrorists are currently in launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC), waiting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir during the winters, after a tight anti-infiltration grid frustrated..
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Pak army shells mortars along LoC in J&K's PoonchPakistani troops opened fire and shelled mortars at forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, a defence spokesperson said. There was no report of any..
Army repatriates two girls from PoK who crossed border accidentallyThe Indian Army on Monday repatriated two girls from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) who had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch..
J&K: Minor sisters from PoK who inadvertently crossed into India repatriatedTwo minor sisters from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who were detained after they inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, were repatriated on Monday,..
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J&K: Army trooper killed as avalanche hits army post in TangdharThe avalanche hit the Army post near the Line of Control (LoC) at Roshan Post in the Tangdhar area around 8 pm on Tuesday night.
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Forces in J&K have managed to stop infiltration to large extent this year: Army officerThe situation along the LoC in Kashmir is under control and security forces have been able to stop infiltration to a large extent so far this year, a top Army officer said here on Saturday. Corps..
Army foils Pak's attempt to push arms into Kashmir, recovers four riflesThe Army has foiled an attempt to push in arms and ammunition by Pakistan from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a cache, including four AK74 rifles,..
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Army JCO killed in firing along LoC in J&K's RajouriA Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Army was killed on Sunday in a firing incident along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.
J-K: Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violation at LoC in PoonchThe Pakistani army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Qasba, Shahpur and Kirni sectors of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Pakistan plans to deploy Chinese UAV at LoC to push Kashmir into unrestPakistan is planning to deploy medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at Line of Control (LoC) to create further unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, according to reports. Security..