45 ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 14:57

New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said 45 ceasefire
violations were reported this year along the India-Pakistan
border in Jammu and Kashmir, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
117 ceasefire violations were reported between 2009-11
along the Line of Control, of which 28 were in 2009, 44 in
2010 and 45 between January and November this year, Minister
of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said in a written
reply.

Nine security personnel were killed and around 52 injured
in various firing incidents reported in 2008-11 along the
international border. Besides, two civilian porters were
killed in cross Line of Control firing, he said.

Ramachandran said the Centre has paid compensation of over
Rs two crore to the next of kin of Border Security Force
personnel deployed under the operational control of the Army
in J&K.

"All incidents of ceasefire violations are investigated
and protests are lodged with Pakistan military authorities at
appropriate level through the established mechanism of
hotlines, flag meetings and meetings between the Directors
General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries,"
he said.
The issue of ceasefire violations was taken up with the
Pakistan side during the Foreign Secretary-level talks between
India and Pakistan held in Islamabad in June, he added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 14:57

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