October 20, 2021




2016 - Escalation Data

Date Event Nature of the Event Gravity Cause of the Escalation Source
31 December 2016 Indian Def Min Manohar Parrikar tells Army: Retaliate Pakistan ceasefire violations with ‘double force’. "Our (NDA government) response is don't hesitate. React appropriately without holding yourself back". His comments came after an Army jawan was Adverse political statement/ Military escalation Moderate CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/manohar-parrikar-directs-army-to-retaliate-with-double-force-against-pakistan-ceasefire-violations/
31 December 2016 Pak says it will hand over a dossier on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav to incoming UN secretary general Antonio Guterres. Pak says it will get a feel of Pak-India rivalry as Islamabad is set to raise the issue of Indian interference with him. Official statement Minor Other http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/pakistan-to-hand-over-dossier-on-india-to-new-un-chief/articleshow/56271134.cms
29 December 2016 Pak FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says that Pakistan wants to “amicably” resolve all outstanding issues, including Kashmir, with India even as it underlined that no country can unilaterally revoke the Indus Waters Treaty. Official statement/ Diplomatic Posturing Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/want-to-amicably-resolve-all-issues-with-india-pakistan-4450498/
25 December 2016 Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen Diplomatic Enagement Moderate Positive http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-releases-220-indian-fishermen/articleshow/56168580.cms
23 December 2016 Pak Finance Minister Ishtaq Dar writes to World Bank President Mr. Kim over the dispute over two hydroelectric power plants —Kishanganga and Ratle —that India is building on the Indus rivers system. Mr. Dar in his letter said that delaying arbitration Diplomatic Posturing Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/WB-gets-in-touch-with-Pakistan-over-water-dispute-with-India/article16949266.ece
20 December 2016 Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh, India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that Pakistan should stop attacking from behind. Adverse political statement Minor Political Rhetoric http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/201216/rajnath-singh-raps-pakistan-says-it-should-not-attack-from-behind.html
11 December 2016 Speaking at Martyrs' day in Kathua, JK, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh says "Pakistan has been divided into 2 countries (in 1971). If it does not stop cross-border terrorism, it will soon be in 10 pieces". Adverse political statement Moderate CFV/ Terrorism http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rajnath-Singh-attacks-Pakistan-says-Army-will-give-befitting-reply/articleshow/55922864.cms
4 December 2016 India categorically denies a meeting between National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference, while Pakistan says that both indeed Diplomatic Disengagement Minor CFV http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/india-rejects-pak-claim-of-meeting-between-nsa-doval-and-sartaj-aziz/article9410360.ece
2 December 2016 Pakistan's newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during a visit to the 10 Corps Rawalpindi, says that his troops will respond to “ceasefire violations” by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) with “full force”. Military posturing/ Adverse Statement Minor CFV http://www.news18.com/news/india/pakistan-will-respond-with-full-force-to-ceasefire-violations-general-bajwa-1318650.html
29 November 2016 Outgoing Pak Army Chief Raheel Sharif warns India: “I want to make it clear to India that considering our policy of restraint a weakness would be dangerous for her,” Military posturing/ Adverse Statement Moderate CFV http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/outgoing-pak-army-chief-warns-india-not-to-mistake-restraint-for-weakness/story-6PBKxU9XQQpZIx9w2VBOcN.html
29 November 2016 Former Indian home secretary said the Nagrota attack is new Pak army chief's message to India. Adv erse Political Statement Minor No Escalation http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Nagrota-attack-is-new-Pakistan-army-chiefs-message-to-India-says-former-home-secretary-R-K-singh/articleshow/55685915.cms
29 November 2016 Nagrota Attack, Jammu: Seven soldiers, including two officers, and six militants were killed in twin pre-dawn attacks launched by fresh infiltrators near Jammu on Tuesday, coinciding with the takeover of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as new Pakistan Army chie Terrorism/ Military escalation Major Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/7-soldiers-6-militants-killed-in-twin-attacks-near-Jammu/article16719557.ece?homepage=true
29 November 2016 Indian Govt tells Lok Sabha: NIA investigators found only four bodies, along with four AK 47 rifles and three pistols, with no evidence of more terrorists being present at the air base. This contradicts Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim of six terrorist Official Statement Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/govt-contradicts-itself-says-only-4-terrorists-behind-pathankot-attack/
26 November 2016 the meeting of the Indus water commissioners is suspended with immediate effect. Moving to mount pressure on Pakistan in the wake of the Uri attack, the Indian government decided that the meeting can “only take place in an atmosphere free from terror” Diplomatic Disengagement Moderate Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/indus-water-sharing-treaty-india-pakistan-modi-border-security-underwater-sensor-uri-3051968/
25 November 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the water that rightfully belongs to India under the Indus Water Treaty cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan and government was working towards a mechanism for optimum utilisation of every single drop of water fr Adverse Political Statement Moderate Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/Indus-Water-Treaty-Will-utilise-every-single-drop-of-water-belonging-to-India-says-Modi/article16700657.ece
24 November 2016 Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi meets the Deputy UN Secretary General Jan Eliasson and the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary General Edmond Mulet during which she alleged that the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) posed a “grave t Diplomatic Posturing Minor CFV http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pak-reaches-out-to-un-over-loc-tension-with-india/story-uTXKzFI2YXdAUIvLbDKnxK.html
23 November 2016 In a statement, Mr Sharif "condemned the Indian firing across the Line of Control (LoC)" and accuses India of 'Unprovoked' Firing, Calls It 'Naked Aggression'. Adverse Political Statement/ Official Statement Minor CFV http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/nawaz-sharif-accuses-india-of-unprovoked-firing-calls-it-naked-aggression-1629493
23 November 2016 India launches a massive fire assault across the Line of Control prompting the Pakistan Army DGMO to make an unscheduled call to the Indian Army to deescalate the situation. This was the first time after the surgical strikes on September 29 that the DGMOs Military Escalation Moderate Terrorism/ CFV http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mutilation-indian-army-pakistam-army-denial-mode/1/818478.html
22 November 2016 Pakistan Army-backed terrorists killed three Indian soldiers from the 57 Rashtriya Rifles battalion and beheaded one of them while trying to infiltrate inside the Indian territory. India vows to take revenge for beheading and death of its soldiers Terrorism/ Military posturing Moderate Terrorism http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mutilation-indian-army-pakistam-army-denial-mode/1/818478.html
17 November 2016 India issues demarche to Pakistan over ceasefire violations Summoning of Envoy Minor CFV http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-issues-demarche-to-pakistan-over-ceasefire-violations/story-AL7clUU9nxeeOCCKF5qc9M.html
17 November 2016 The Indian Army Rejects Pakistan's Claim Of Killing 11 Indian Soldiers At Line Of Control. Northern Command says 'No fatal casualties due to Pak firing on 14,15 or 16 Nov. Pak Army Chief claim of killing Indian soldiers on 14 Nov false.' Military posturing Minor CFV http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/army-rejects-pakistans-claim-of-killing-11-indian-soldiers-at-line-of-control-1626430
16 November 2016 Pakistan Holds 'Strike Of Thunder' Drill With Planes, Tanks - military exercise near the border in Punjab. Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharif claims that in the current escalation of military aggression along the Line of Control, India has lost a Military Posturing Moderate CFV http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pak-army-chiefs-claim-of-11-indian-soldiers-killed-is-false-says-army-1626540
11 November 2016 Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry briefed Head of Missions of P5 countries on the alleged Indian aggression on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, saying the use of “heavy weaponry” by the Indian Army threatens peace and stability Diplomatic Posturing Moderate CFV http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-aggression-may-lead-to-strategic-miscalculation-pakistan/story-dlN9pe6hlnnDN00e52L2kN.html
8 November 2016 Pakistan summons India's Dy HC over 'ceasefire violations'. This is the sixth time in over two weeks that the Indian Deputy High Commissioner has been summoned to the FO. Summoning of Envoy Moderate CFV http://www.deccanherald.com/content/580140/pakistan-summons-indias-dy-hc.html, http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Pakistan-summons-Indian-official-over-%E2%80%98ceasefire-violations%E2%80%99/article16440161.ece
3 November 2016 India rejects Pakistan's allegation of ceasefire violations by Army. In a statement to the media, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup insisted that India’s security forces don’t initiate nor violate ceasefire, they only reta Official Statement Moderate CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/india-pakistan-ceasefire-violation-mea-international-border-indian-army-3735434/
2 November 2016 Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He was conveyed the government’s grave concern and strong protest at the recent escalation in the incidents of ceasefire violations by the Paki Summoning of Envoy Moderate CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/india-pakistan-ceasefire-violation-mea-international-border-indian-army-3735434/
2 November 2016 Def Min Parrikar visits Uri to review security situation. Asks the forces to “maintain a high state of alert”. Military posturing/ Moderate CFV http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Parrikar-visits-border-calls-for-high-alert/article15996712.ece
1 November 2016 TOI reports: The worst-ever Pakistani shelling targeting civil population took place on November 1 when eight persons, including two children and four women, were killed and 22 others injured along the IB and the LoC in five sectors of J&K, forcing Indian Military Escalation Major CFV http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pak-violates-ceasefire-99-times-on-LoC-post-surgical-strike/articleshow/55245898.cms?
29 October 2016 Beheading incident: Jitendra Singh, MoS India PMO on terrorists mutilated the body of a soldier: "There can't be anything more atrocious than this". Official Statement/ Adverse Political Statement Minor CFV https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/792230952604868608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
28 October 2016 Beheading incident: Indian soldier killed, body mutilated by terrorists from across LoC. Indian Express reports: A “barbaric” incident, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, tonight crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian arm Military Escalation Major Terrorism/ CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/indian-soldier-killed-body-mutilated-in-cross-loc-attack-3727839/ and http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indo-Pak-tensions-escalate-as-terrorists-behead-soldier/articleshow/55571819.cms
27 October 2016 Home Minister Rajnath Singh urges the BSF to give a "fitting response" to Pak ceasefire violations. Political Posturing Minor CFV http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/15-pak-soldiers-killed-in-retaliatory-fire-after-ceasefire-violations-in-jammu-and-kashmir-1585203
27 October 2016 Hostilities escalate as India, Pakistan expel high commission officials: New Delhi asked a Pakistani official, Mehmood Akhtar, to leave India accusing him of running a spy ring. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basi Diplomatic Disengagement/ Summoning of Envoy Moderate Other http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/hostilities-escalate-as-india-pakistan-expel-high-commission-officials/story-RBoZcwz6ckusBok63xWBzO.html and http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pak-summons-indian-high-commissioner-expels-diplomatic-staff/story-svNwge93eKm9ih87aXAyFL.html
26 October 2016 Pakistan director general (South Asia & SAARC) summoned India's deputy high commissioner JP Singh and lodged a strong protest over alleged "unprovoked firing" by Indian forces along the working boundary and the Line of Control. Summoning of Envoy Minor CFV http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pakistan-summons-Indian-envoy-over-ceasefire-violations/articleshow/55071842.cms
21 October 2016 The Indian border guarding force launched an aggressive offensive against the Pakistani firing, BSF said in a release, adding seven Rangers and a terrorist were shot dead in the retaliatory firing Military Escalation Moderate Terrorism/ CFV http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pakistan-violates-ceasefire-in-the-rs-pura-sector-in-jammu/articleshow/54989556.cms
17 October 2016 Indian Def Min Parrikar said Indian Army is giving a befitting reply to ceasefire violations. Adverse Political Statement Moderate CFV http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/army-giving-befitting-reply-to-ceasefire-violations-manohar-parrikar/articleshow/54894481.cms
16 October 2016 At the BRICS Summit in Goa, Prime Minister Modi labels Pakistan as the "mothership of terrorism". India tries to get BRICS countries to label Pakistan as a terrorist state. Modi calls for action against terrorism and called for an early adoption of CCIT ( Diplomatic Posturing/ Adverse Political Statement Moderate Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/MP-seeks-Bill-to-declare-Pak.-a-terrorist-State/article14997680.ece
11 October 2016 India conveys to Moscow its opposition to Russia-Pakistan militaryexercise: "We have conveyed our views to the Russian side that military cooperation with Pakistan, which is a state that sponsors and practises terrorism as a matter of state policy, is a Official statement/ Diplomatic Posturing Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/india-conveys-to-moscow-its-opposition-to-russia-pakistan-military-exercise-3077204/
4 October 2016 India summons Pak High Commissioner Abdul Basit to present him with evidence on Jaish-e-Mohammed hand in Uri attacks. Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar offers Basit consular access to the arrested individuals during their meeting — their second sinc Summoning of Envoy Moderate Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/uri-attack-jaish-suspects-in-hand-evidence-shown-to-envoy-3053717/
4 October 2016 Baramulla attack: Forces giving befitting reply to terror attacks, says Indian Home Minister RajnathSingh Political Posturing Minor CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/forces-giving-befitting-reply-to-terror-attacks-rajnath-singh-3062931/
3 October 2016 Baramulla attack: Ajit Doval briefs PM Modi on the current situation at the Line of Control (LoC).; District Senior Supritendent of Police says terrorists used civilians as shield to escape. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured that High Level Meeting/ CFV Moderate Terrorism/ CFV http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-baramulla-attack-ajit-doval-briefs-pm-modi-ssp-says-terrorists-used-civilians-as-shield-to-escape-2260917
2 October 2016 Baramulla attack: At least two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed while one BSF jawan was injured when militants attacked two adjoining camps of 46 RR (Indian Army) and the BSF camp at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir. Terrorism/ Military escalation Moderate Terrorism http://www.livemint.com/Politics/uvIrseFBzOgd884gySOd9H/Terrorists-attack-army-camp-in-Baramulla.html
29 September 2016 The Indian army conducts surgical strikes against suspected suspected militants in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. All political parties unanimously supported the Army action. BSF puts all it Military Escalation Major Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Target-terror-India-strikes-across-LoC/article15006525.ece
29 September 2016 PM Modi Chairs CCS to Review Pakistan’s Ceasefire Violation on LoC High Level Meeting Moderate CFV https://www.thequint.com/india/2016/09/29/narendra-modi-chairs-ccs-review-pakistan-ceasefire-violation-loc-jammu-kashmir-kupwara-uri-poonch-security-cabinet
28 September 2016 SAARC Postponed. Indian MEA Spokesperson says: SAARC Summit will be postponed since 4 nations have decided to not attend SAARC Summit in Islamabad, there's no other way. The K Diplomatic Disengagement/ Diplomatic Posturing Moderate Terrorism/ CFV http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/saarc-summit-postponed-after-indias-boycott-3054721/
27 September 2016 India pulls out of the SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in Nov Diplomatic Disengagement/ Diplomatic Posturing Moderate Terrorism/ CFV http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/narendra-modi-will-not-attend-saarc-summit/articleshow/54549784.cms
26 September 2016 The Congress party calls for special session to declare Pakistan ‘terror state’. The Cngress party spokesperson says: “By now, Pakistan should have been declared a terrorist state. We demand that a special one or two-day session of Parliament be ca Adverse Political Statement Minor Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/congress-special-session-parliament-terrorism-pakistan-discussion-uri-attack-3051728/
25 September 2016 Independent Member of Parliament in the Upper House Rajeev Chandrashekhar has written to Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari giving notice to introduce a Bill to declare Pakistan a terrorist state. The Bill – titled Declaration of States as Sponsor of Ter Political Posturing Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/MP-seeks-Bill-to-declare-Pak.-a-terrorist-State/article14997680.ece
24 September 2016 Indian industry says it is ready to snap trade ties with Pakistan. Videocon Chairman Mr Dhoot says, “In current scheme of things, snapping business ties with Pakistan will not hurt India’s interest,” Mr. Dhoot Political Posturing Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/Indian-industry-ready-to-snap-trade-relations-with-Pakistan/article14997556.ece
21 September 2016 The Daily Excelsior reports that India and Pakistani troops along the LoC go on high alert. Military Escalation Moderate CFV http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/troops-high-alert-along-loc/
21 September 2016 Pakistan International Airlines cancels flights to Northern areas due to air space restrictions Other Minor No Escalation http://tribune.com.pk/story/1185715/pia-cancels-flights-northern-areas-due-air-space-restrictions/
21 September 2016 India strongly criticises Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he raked up the Kashmir protests and also hailed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. Official Statement/ Adverse Political Statement/ Diplomatic Posturing Minor Kashmir http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/an-un-nawaz-sharif-talks-kashmir-hails-burhan-wani-1464860
19 September 2016 Punjab traders dealing in import and export of goods with Pakistan threaten to end Rs 3,000 crore worth of trade with the neighbouring country for the “heinous act”. “Time has come for India to take strict and swift action against Pakistan which is Adverse Statement/ Economic disengagement Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/uri-attack-punjab-traders-discuss-severing-trade-ties-with-pakistan-3039273/
18 September 2016 Within hours of the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the country that “those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished” while Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Pakistan “a terrorist state” which “should be identif Adverse Political Statement Moderate Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pm-narendra-modi-says-attack-will-not-go-unpunished-rajnath-singh-calls-pak-a-terror-state-3037864/
18 September 2016 Uri Attack: Militants attack Indian army base (12 Infantry Brigade HQ) in Uri and kill 17 soldiers (2 more dead later after sustaining injuries). Indian Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh reacted by calling Pakistan a "terrorist state". Pak foreign minis Terrorism Major Terrorism http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37399969
20 August 2016 A terror alert is sounded in border districts ofGurdaspurandPathankotafter acall from Pakistan is intercepted by security agencies suggesting movement of some suspects. Security Alert Minor No Escalation http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Terror-alert-in-Pathankot-Gurdaspur/articleshow/53785435.cms
18 August 2016 India announces a five-point agenda for talks on terrorism in a letter submitted a day earlier by Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry. New Delhi asks Islamabad to end incitement to violence and terrorism from Pakistan in Jammu a Official Statement/ Diplomatic Posturing Minor Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pm-narendra-modi-balochistan-india-pakistan-talks-kashmir-masood-azhar-hafiz-saeed-dawood-ibrahim-2984215/
17 August 2016 New Delhi says, Islamabad should discuss “cross-border terror” and not the “Kashmir dispute”. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar was “willing” to travel to Islamabad to discuss “cross-border terror in Kashmir”, but not to discuss Kashmir itse Official Statement Minor Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/India-willing-to-talk-to-Pakistan-on-terror-not-Kashmir/article14574585.ece
16 July 2016 Indian EAM Sushma Swaraj issues a statement in which she lashes out at Pakistan for praising slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani Adverse Political Statement Minor Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/videos/news-video/sushma-swaraj-hits-back-at-nawaz-sharif-says-pakistans-kashmir-dream-will-never-be-realized/
15 July 2016 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declares slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and says July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people of Kashmir. Official Statement/ Political Posturing Moderate Kashmir http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pakistan-declares-wani-as-martyr-to-observe-july-19-as-black-day-2915824/
12 July 2016 Indian Foreign Ministry gives a statement: "Pakistan is advised to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours". Official Statement/ Political Posturing Minor Kashmir http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pakistan-provokes-india-with-comments-on-hizbul-terrorist-burhan-wani-1430161
9 July 2016 Violence erupts in Kashmir, over two lakh across the valley join funeral prayers of BurhanWani Domestic Turmoil Moderate No Escalation http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/community/two-lakh-across-valley-attend-burhan-wani-s-funeral/263661.html and http://indianexpress.com/photos/picture-gallery-others/violence-erupts-in-kashmir-thousands-join-funeral-prayers-of-burhan-wani-2903398/
8 July 2016 22 year old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is killed along with two other militants in an encounter in Anantnag district. Security agencies call it their "biggest success ever". The JK State government imposes curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar Domestic Turmoil Moderate No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/Burhan-Wani-Hizbul-poster-boy-killed-in-encounter/article14479731.ece
2 July 2016 BJP President Amit Shah says at a rally in Uttar Pradesh: If Pakistan starts firing, India gives befitting reply. Adverse Political Statement Minor No Escalation http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-if-pakistan-starts-firing-india-gives-befitting-reply-amit-shah-on-ceasefire-violation-2230506
26 April 2016 Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries meet in New Delhi. No breakthrough reported. Diplomatic engagement Positive No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/india-pakistan-foreign-secretary-meet-pathankot-2770888/ and http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/breakthrough-eluded-delhi-talks-says-pak-foreign-secretary-india-remains-hopeful/
9 April 2016 First Ceasefire violation of 2016 reported. After six months lull, Indian media reports CFV by Pakistan in Poonch. HT reported: The firing resumed after Pakistan suspended talks between the two nations last week. CFV Minor CFV http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/ceasefire-violation-along-loc-heavy-firing-after-pak-suspends-talks/story-oyZ13geh0yMWwvqORzOEEN.html
8 April 2016 Pakistan suspends peace process: Pak High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit says the comprehensive bilateral dialogue process has been “suspended”. Diplomatic Disengagement Major Terrorism/ Political Rhetoric http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pakistan-suspends-peace-process-with-india-jk-root-cause-of-mutual-distrust/
6 April 2016 India says that Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report is "total concoction". Says involvement of Pakistanis in terror attack on airbase was ‘self-evident’. Adverse Political Statement Moderate Terrorism http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/india-rubbishes-pak-media-report-on-pathankot-attack/
5 April 2016 Just a few days after the Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Pathankot terror attack admitted that the four terrorists who attacked the Pathankot Indian Air Force base were from Pakistan, the JIT has said that the Pathankot attack had be Adverse Political Statement Moderate Terrorism http://www.firstpost.com/world/pathankot-attack-was-drama-staged-by-india-to-malign-islamabad-says-pakistan-jit-report-2712908.html
1 April 2016 NIA to visit Pakistan:Director General of NIA Sharad Kumar tells media that a team of India's NIA will visit Pakistan to probe the Pathankot terror attack. Dates yet to be finalsed. Engagement Positive No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/peace-process-suspended-blow-by-blow-what-led-to-pakistans-surprising-move/
29 March 2016 A five-member Pakistani JIT team arrives at Pathankot air force base in India to investigatethe January attacks. Engagement Positive No Escalation http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35914753
29 March 2016 After India’s denial, Pakistan authorities release video of Kulbhushan Yadav confessing to having funded Baloch insurgents. Indian intelligence officials pointed to multiple errors in Jadhav’s testimony to assert that it may have been coerced. Spying Incident Minor Other http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/peace-process-suspended-blow-by-blow-what-led-to-pakistans-surprising-move/
25 March 2016 Pakistani security forces claim to have arrested an ex-Indian naval officer named Kul Bhushan Yadav. Pakistan said Yadav was a ‘commander-rank officer’ of the Indian Navy who was working for RAW. Indian government dismisses Pakistan’s claims and the Spying Incident Minor Other http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/peace-process-suspended-blow-by-blow-what-led-to-pakistans-surprising-move/
19 February 2016 Pathankot attack: Pakistan files case against unnamed outfit. India welcomes move. Terrorism Moderate Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pathankot-attack-pakistan-files-case-against-unnamed-outfit/article8258669.ece
13 February 2016 Pakistan FO says: Pakistan today said it is “surprised and disappointed” with India’s reaction over the US’ decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, arguing that India is “the largest importer” of defence equipment and its arsenal Defence Procurement Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/disappointed-with-india-reaction-to-f-16-fighter-jet-deal-with-us-pakistan/
12 February 2016 India expresses disappointment at US sale of F16 to Pakistan. MEA statement says: "We are disappointed at decision of the Obama administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan. We disagree with their rationale that such arms transfers help Defence Procurement Minor No Escalation http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-reacts-strongly-to-US-decision-to-sell-8-F-16-jets-to-Pakistan-summons-envoy/articleshow/50969837.cms
14 January 2016 India and Pakistan agree to put off and reschedule talks between the Foreign Secretariesto be held on 15 Jan. Diplomatic Disengagement Moderate Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/India-Pakistan-agree-to-put-off-Foreign-Secretary-talks/article14000054.ece
11 January 2016 Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval refuses to have said to an Indian national daily that the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks were cancelled over the Pathankot attack. The Dainik Bhaskar had quoted Doval: "We have cancelled the Foreig Adverse Political Statement Minor Terrorism http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ajit-doval-denies-saying-indo-pak-talks-cancelled-says-talks-with-pak-only-after-action-2164330
5 January 2016 Pathankot combing operation comes to an end. NIA declares all terrorists dead. ? NA NA http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Pathankot-attack-All-terrorists-dead/article13982714.ece
4 January 2016 Senior officials in the Indian government (including Fin Min Arun Jaitley) say that India is weighing its options on whether to go ahead with the Foreign Secretary-level talks scheduled for 15 Jan. Political Posturing Minor Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Counter-terror-sweep-continues/article13982609.ece
2 January 2016 Pakistan condemns Pathankot attacks: “Pakistan condemns the terrorist incident in Pathankot, India, today, in which many precious lives have been lost. We extend heartfelt condolences to the government and people of India and the bereaved families and w Official Statement Positive No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/Pakistan-condemns-Pathankot-terror-attack/article13977036.ece
2 January 2016 Pathankot Terror Attacks: At least four terrorists launched an attack on the Indian Air Force's base in Pathankot, Punjab. Initial evidence shows that the four of them in all probability sneaked in from Pakistan on January 1, and lauched the attack on the Terrorism Major Terrorism http://www.dnaindia.com/india/live-terrorists-launch-attack-on-iaf-base-in-pathankot-fierce-gunbattle-on-2161442


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