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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
12-February-2019 13:35 IST
Ceasefire Violations

Immediate and effective retaliation by Indian Army and BSF Personnel is carried out during instances of unprovoked firings and ceasefire violations by Pakistan at Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB).   The number of ceasefire violations/ cross border firings from across the border in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and casualties of BSF personnel in these incidents for last two years and current year (upto 31st January, 2019) are as under:-

 

Year

Number of ceasefire violations/ cross border firings

Casualties of BSF personnel

 

 

Martyred

Injured

2017

971

4

14

2018

2140

14

53

2019

(upto 31st Jan)

216

1

2

 

CRPF personnel are not deployed at LoC and IB along Pakistan.

The following measures have been taken by the Government to check ceasefire violations by Pakistan: -

 

  1. Proper defence preparedness (including strengthening of Nakas, field fortifications, high mast lights etc.) is ensured on the International Border.
  2. BSF regularly interacts with border population situated close to border and educates them not to move in vicinity of areas prone to unprovoked fire without prior information / permission of BSF.  Efforts are also made to inform the villagers on occurrence of cross-border firing.
  3. All violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate levels, through established mechanisms.
  4. Diplomatically, India has repeatedly emphasized, including at the highest level, the need for Pakistan to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control (LC) and abide by the ceasefire commitments along the International Border and LC.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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BB/NK/PK/1534