March 2016 News
India Tells Pakistan To Uphold The Sanctity Of The Line Of Control1 March 2016
New Delhi: India has told Pakistan, including at the highest level, to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the International Border and LoC. Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary on Tuesday said ceasefire violation is taken up with Pakistani authorities through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations. 'Government has repeatedly emphasised, including at the highest level, the need for Pakistan to uphold the sanctity of the LoC and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the IB and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir,' he said in Lok Sabha in a written reply. The minister said there were 253 instances of ceasefire violation along the IB in 2015, 430 in 2014 and 148 in 2013. Chaudhary said there were 121 infiltration attempts along the border in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 of which 33 were successful. However, 46 terrorists were killed by security forces. He said in 2014, there were 222 infiltration attempts in the state of which 65 were successful. A total of 52 terrorists were killed by the security forces that year. The minister noted that 208 terror incidents took place in the Valley in 2015 in which 39 security personnel and 17 civilians were killed. There were 222 terrorist incidents in J-K in 2014 in which 47 security personnel and 28 civilians were killed, he added.