All stories by Tejinder Singh Sodhi
Nagrota attack: Officers' wives show courage, avert hostage crisisRediff.com30 Nov 2016
Bravery of the wives of two army officers who were staying in the family quarters helped in averting a major hostage crisis during the encounter that took place in Nagrota area of Jammu on Tuesday.
Anxiety, insomnia: Firing in border areas leaves residents emotionally scarredRediff.com20 Nov 2016
The cross-border firing was severely affecting the mental health of those residing in border areas that witness death and destruction.
'It was like a war': Border residents live in fear of bombs and bulletsRediff.com2 Nov 2016
Many border residents say that they have been witnessing death closely since the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
After two nights of horror, border residents migrateRediff.com26 Oct 2016
Most of the houses in this village have been abandoned as the residents have migrated to safer places to save themselves from the ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side.
Houses bombed by Pak, border villagers live in community bunkersRediff.com25 Oct 2016
'We are alive only because of these border bunkers,' say residents.
Guns fall silent, but border villagers refuse to return homeRediff.com9 Oct 2016
Over two dozen "unprovoked" ceasefire violations by Pakistan have been reported after the army announced that it carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control.
Not deterred by bullets, J&K boy returns home to collect booksRediff.com7 Oct 2016
Class 10 student, Surinder Kumar risked his life and returned home from a makeshift camp miles away to collect his books that he could not pick up while fleeing to safety.
'We can't farm as we don't want to be targets of Pakistani fire'Rediff.com16 Jul 2015
Several households along the IB sustained damages in the overnight mortar-shelling from across the border, local residents said.
We die a little every day, say villagers living near Indo-Pak borderRediff.com4 Jan 2015
An uneasy calm prevailed in the Indian village along the International Border in Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir with residents reluctant to return fearing cross-border firing from Pakistan.
J&K polls: PDP woos Hindu voters in JammuRediff.com2 Nov 2014
In its attempt to clinch majority in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly, Opposition Peoples Democratic Party is trying to make inroads in Jammu by raking up "regional discrimination" and secularism card to woo the Hindu voters of the region.
Border clash: 'This is leading up to something horrible'Rediff.com12 Oct 2014
The recent breach of ceasefire by Pakistan was aimed at infiltrating Lashkar-e-Tayiba cadres into Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the polls and to bring Kashmir issue back into limelight, as the neighbouring country was feeling isolated with the growing clout of India in the international forum, according to security experts.
We won't trust Pak this time, say Jammu villagersRediff.com10 Oct 2014
Residents of border villages in Jammu who were displaced because of the recent Pakistani shelling say they are too scared to return home despite de-escalation in firing from across the border.
It was a night of horror, say villagers living along LoCRediff.com6 Oct 2014
It was apparently a night of horror in Arnia village of RS Pura sector in Jammu district, situated five kilometre from the International Border, when Pakistani troops resorted to high calibre mortar shelling on the civilian areas, leaving five dead and 34 injured.
'God has been so cruel to me. My entire family is finished'Rediff.com18 Sep 2014
Amidst the debris of what was once a three-storey house, snack-seller Jitendar Saha desperately searches for the body of his 20-year-old daughter.
No kapda aur roti: Kashmir residents face acute shortage of food, medicinesRediff.com15 Sep 2014
With floods rendering the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway inoperational for 12 consecutive days on Monday, Valley residents are facing an acute shortage of essential commodities even as people in some areas of north and south Kashmir accused the administration of concentrating only on Srinagar city.