Wagah

5 Indian High Commission officials, including 2 staffers abducted, tortured by Pakistan's ISI, return home

On June 15, two staff members of the Indian mission, who are working as drivers in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, were detained for over 12 hours.

Jun 22, 2020, 16:48 PM IST

No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah border on Eid

The border guards of India and Pakistan exchange sweets on major festivals such as Eid and Diwali, and on nationally important days such as their respective Independence Days.

Aug 12, 2019, 16:38 PM IST

Watch: Did Pakistan cricketer Hassan Ali disrespect flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah Border?

The respected flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border on Saturday witnessed a bizarre incident when Pakistan cricketer Hassan Ali stood up facing India's Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers and performed his signature wicket-celebrating jig.

Apr 22, 2018, 12:35 PM IST

Full body truck scanners for 5 cross border trading posts

Five full body truck scanners are being procured by the government for installations in cross border trading posts, including Wagah and Uri.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:39 PM IST

218 fishermen freed from Pakistani prison arrive in India

Pakistan and India frequently arrest each others' fishermen for violating the territorial boundary.

Jan 07, 2017, 16:43 PM IST

Have not stopped Afghan traders to move goods to India through Wagah border: Pakistan

Pakistan has said it has not stopped Afghan traders to move their goods to India through Wagah border crossing, days after Afghanistan President warned to stop transit facility to Central Asia for Pakistani traders.

Sep 11, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

CM Mufti bats for border tourism in Jammu

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday pitched for developing Suchetgarh-Sialkote International Border on the patterns of Wagah in Punjab, saying border tourism can act as a meeting point between people from India and Pakistan.

Dec 18, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Samjhauta Express cancellation

Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Acting Deputy High Commissioner and expressed concern over the cancellation of operation of Samjhauta Express due to farmer protest on the Indian side, leaving over 200 passengers from both countries stranded.

Oct 09, 2015, 21:03 PM IST

Pakistani delegation arrives in India for border talks

Amid the growing war of words between both countries in recent days, a high-level delegation from Pakistan crossed over into India on Wednesday at the Attari-Wagah joint check post for director-level talks between border forces of both countries.

Sep 09, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

India sets free nine Pakistani fishermen

In a goodwill gesture, India on Saturday set free nine Pakistani fishermen and they crossed over to their country after being released from Jamnagar district jail of Gujarat.

Aug 08, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

BSF apprehends two Nigerian nationals trying to cross into Pakistan

The Border Security Force on Friday apprehended two Nigerian nationals who "intended" to cross over to Pakistan through border village of Rorawali here.

Aug 07, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

India announces repatriation of 16 Pakistani prisoners, 9 fishermen

India on Friday announced repatriation of 16 Pakistani prisoners, out of which 13 were held in Jammu and Kashmir jails, along with nine fishermen.

Aug 07, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Guns on border, mangoes to Modi: Nawaz Sharif's India approach

Days after refusing to accept sweets offered by India at the Attari-Wagah joint check post near Amritsar, Pakistan has now resorted to 'mango diplomacy' to lessen the bitterness in ties with India.

Jul 22, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Pakistan refuses to accept sweets offered by India on Eid at Wagah border

With ceasefire violations increasing tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and International Border, the Pakistan Rangers on Saturday refused to accept sweets from Border Security Force (BSF) officials on the occasion of Eid at the border checkpost at Wagah in Punjab, news agency ANI reported.

Jul 18, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

India to give consular access to jailed fishermen from Pakistan

India on Friday said it would give consular access to jailed fishermen from Pakistan and other nations so that their identity could be established, a day after it announced that 88 Pakistani fishermen would be released over the weekend as a "goodwill" gesture.

Jun 19, 2015, 08:37 AM IST

Pakistan releases 172 Indian fishermen

Pakistan on Sunday released 172 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture, two days after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided to resume high-level contacts.

Feb 15, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Wagah beating retreat ugly, almost vulgar: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

Former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday questioned the continuance of "ugly" beating retreat ceremony at Wagah on the India-Pakistan border being followed since 1959.

Feb 02, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

40 Indian prisoners released by Pakistan repatriated

40 Indian prisoners including 35 fishermen were on Sunday repatriated by Pakistan government through Attari-Wagah land route.

Nov 30, 2014, 22:59 PM IST

BSF, Punjab police enhance security of Wagah retreat venue

The iconic flag-lowering ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border has been brought under a "comprehensive" security mechanism with special anti-sabotage measures in place, in the wake of the powerful terror blast that killed over 60 people across this border in Pakistan recently.

Nov 26, 2014, 20:30 PM IST

After Wagah blast, Pakistan Taliban faction threatens to target PM Modi

After claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Wagah border in Pakistan that killed at least 60 people and left over 110 injured, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has directly threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nov 05, 2014, 10:57 AM IST