Nine incidents of ceasefire violation along LoC this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 17:53

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said nine incidents of ceasefire violations have been reported along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir this year.
"Since January 2009, there have been nine incidents of
ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and
Kashmir. All these violations have been brought to the notice
of Pakistan Military authorities at appropriate level and the
issue is being addressed through the established mechanisms of
hotline, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the
DGsMO (Director Generals Military Operations)," Minister of
State for Home Affairs M Ramachandran informed Rajya Sabha.

He said, "on the intervening night of July 4-5, 2009,
three projectiles fired from across the International Border
landed in nearby Indian villages Dande, Behrwal and Kaonke of
Amritsar, Punjab. There was however, no casualty.

Immediately after the incident, a strong protest was
lodged by the Border Security Force (BSF) Commander with his
counterpart of Pak Ranger indicating that such attacks are a
very grave violation of the sanctity of the International
Border."

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 17:53

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