But this division by stealth split the ground beneath us, leaving Nationalists and ‘anti-nationals’ in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation more bitter than the one across the Line of Control that marks last century’s split.
The Indian Army is retaliating "strongly and effectively", PRO Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jammu, Lt Col Manish Mehta said, adding that the firing was continuing when reports last came in.
Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met 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 threat to international peace and security".
Several sectors in the LoC are witnessing artillery gun fire and mortar shelling with the Neelam Valley, Kel and Keran taking the brunt. A latest Pakistani media report said at least 10 people were dead and another 14 wounded in two separate incidents in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 99 times along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas, after the surgical strike by the army on PoK-based terrorist launching pads.
The meet to discuss border situation is being attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The BSF said it destroyed 14 posts of Pakistan Rangers in retaliatory action along International Border in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Jammu province. Two Pakistan Rangers and one Pakistan Army soldier were killed, BSF sources said.
The company's board meeting will be held on November 07, to consider, approve and to take on record un-audited standalone and consolidated financial results for the quarter and half year ended on September 30, 2016.
The four Pakistani terrorists, who killed 19 soldiers in one of the the bloodiest attacks on an army camp in Uri last month, had used a ladder to scale the electrified fence at the LoC.
"Russia's clear stand on the need to combat terrorism mirrors our own," Modi said in a joint address to the media with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Pakistan army is believed to be planning attacks by terrorists on Indian defence personnel and security establishments besides select civilian targets in the wake of September 29 surgical strikes.
Addressing a gathering at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Jaitley said that any impact that had been felt on the markets and the rupee had been "temporary", and that foreign direct investment into India "continues to increase".
Looking at the non-performance of the large cap stocks, essentially private sector banks, Ashwani Gujral of ashwanigujral.com says an all-time for the Nifty may take some more time to reach.
Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy machine guns along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor tehsil.
"Sebi and the exchanges are in continuous dialogue and whenever we expect severe market volatility, then we become all the more alert," Sebi whole-time member Rajeev Agrawal told reporters here today.
Journalist Shelhar Gupta is of the opinion that India may be heading to a phase of violence along the LoC for some time.
The operation took place on Wednesday past midnight and is now over, Director General of Military Operations Lt General Ranbir Singh told mediapersons in New Delhi. He said he had also informed his Pakistani counterpart of the surgical strikes.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, former Finance and Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha said India has sent across the message that it will strike hard when needed.
In accordance with its plan to dilute share in public sector undertakings (PSUs), the government is now looking to sell some of its stake in NMDC, NALCO, BHEL via offer for sale (OFS) route.
During the Kargil War, the market had not reacted so sharply due to various reasons, says Ashwani Gujral, ashwanigujral.com. There was a software boom across the globe and a market rally had just started in the country. The current market rally is 7 months old and the market had to get hit by this news.
Foreign investors have nothing to fear and should not feel nervous, says Kant. India is going about its business and it has taken all possible actions to maintain peace, he adds.
Journalist Shekhar Gupta said there is definitely going to be a response from the Pakistan army and said this move definitely counts as escalation. But the escalation will be limited As long as the retaliation remains confined to LoC.
The operations took place on Wednesday night and is now over, Director General of Military Operations Lt General Ranbir Singh told media in New Delhi. He said he had also informed his Pakistani counterpart that India had carried out surgical strikes on Wednesday night.
Indian soldiers killed at least 10 militants who attempted to infiltrate from the Line of Control (LoC) under the cover of Pakistani firing in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after a massive terror strike killed 18 soldiers in the garrison town of Uri.
"Alert troops noticed some suspicious movement along the Line of Control in Uri Sector in north Kashmir's Baramulla district this morning and challenged the intruders," an army official said.