October 20, 2021




2002 - Escalation Data

Date Event Nature of the Event Gravity Cause of the Escalation Source
10 September 2002 The HT reports that intense Pakistani shelling of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir is becoming an issue in the campaigning for elections in Kashmir. http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020910c.html
3 September 2002 The Indian government directs the Army to adopt a proactive stance and stop infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the run-up to the Assembly polls and give a befitting response to Pakistani artillery barrage. http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020903a.html
16 August 2002 External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha rules out demobilisation of troops from the border in immediate future. http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020816c.html
28 May 2002 India: Fourteen villages located close to the LoC are shifted permanently to safer areas in Poonch sector in view of the continued Pakistani shelling and firing. http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020528b.html
21 May 2002 The Tribune reports that Indian intel sources say Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had given the go-ahead for the elimination of All-Party Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Ghani Lone after the failed UAE mission of the ISI chief wherein Mr L http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020522/main2.htm
14 May 2002 Indian Def Minister says that India holds Pakistan directly responsible for an attack by suspected separatist militants on an army base http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1988539.stm
14 May 2002 Kaluchak Massacre: Three Gunmen kill 30, including 10 children in Jammu army camp. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/15/world/gunmen-kill-30-including-10-children-in-kashmir.html
10 April 2002 Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission and the Government’s interlocutor on Kashmir K C Pant says: Pakistan does not seem to be sincere in de-escalating tension with India as it has not given ''any evidence'' of its intention to end support to militants http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020410d.html
28 February 2002 Eleven Pakistani soldiers killed and 12 Pak bunkers destroyed in indian army's retaliatory firing in Nowshera sector. Pakistani regulars from the 10 Corps began firing mortar shells from 82 mm guns on forward Indian positions targeting ammunition dumps http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020228b.html
7 January 2002 The HT reports that 26,000 villagers flee PoK as Indo-Pak border tension mounts. http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2002/kashmir20020107c.html


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