120 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year, highest in 8 years

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 22:06

Jammu: 20 incidents of ceasefire violation have occurred this year so far along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, highest in the last eight years.

"Pakistani troops have engineered over 120 ceasefire violations along Jammu and Kashmir in 2013 till now," a Defence spokesman said on Monday.

Of the 120 incidents of firing from across the border, 98 ceasefire violations have taken place in Jammu region along LoC in South of Pir Panahcal ranges while others have taken place along the border in Kashmir, he said.

The ceasefire violations are highest this year than the past five years.

There were 93 violations of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, 51 in 2011 and on 44 occasions in 2010, according to the Defence Ministry.

In 2009 the Pakistani troops violated ceasefire 28 times, while on 77 occasions in 2008, 21 in 2007 and 3 in 2006.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 22:06
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