Pak forces commit 12 ceasefire violations in one week; 18 infiltration bids foiled: MEA

“Despite calls for restraint Pakistani security forces have committed 12 ceasefire violations between Nov 9 and 15,” Vikas Swarup told said.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 18:04 PM IST
Pak forces commit 12 ceasefire violations in one week; 18 infiltration bids foiled: MEA

New Delhi: The Pakistani security forces committed 12 ceasefire violations in a span of just one week even as India foiled 18 infiltration bids by Pakistan-based militants in Jammu and Kashmir, the MEA said on Thursday.

“Despite calls for restraint the Pakistani security forces have committed 12 ceasefire violations between Nov 9 and 15,” spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Vikas Swarup told reporters here.

He added that “There have been 18 instances of infiltration by terrorists from vicinity of Pakistani posts last week.”

“These violent acts (by Pakistan) constitute a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement of 2003,” the official said.

"We called in a senior official of Pakistan High Commission yesterday (Wednesday) and made a demarche on the continued violation of ceasefire along LoC," he added.

On Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 369 times in Jammu and Kashmir in the first 10 months of this year.

He said there were 210 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International border in J&K till November 2, 2016, and 159 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control in the state.

In 2015, there were 253 incidents of ceasefire violations along the International Border and 152 such incidents along the LoC, the minister added.