Ceasefire violations have gone up by 80 % than last year: Army

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 20:58

Jammu: Army on Tuesday claimed that there was 80 percent increase in the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and even the infiltration bids have doubled than the last year.

"The numbers of infiltration attempts have doubled this year in comparison to the corresponding period (1 Jan- 5 Aug) of 2012," a defence spokesman said.

He said that there has also been 57 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops this year which is 80 percent more than the last year during the same corresponding period.

The spokesman claimed that the Indian Army successfully eliminated 19 hardcore terrorists in the recent months of July and August along the Line of Control and in the hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir.

The effective counter infiltration grid on the LoC has ensured that 17 infiltration bids were foiled this year, he added.


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First Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 20:57

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