Ministry of Home Affairs

Ceasefire Violations

Posted On: 03 AUG 2021 5:03PM by PIB Delhi

Immediate and effective retaliation by Indian Army and BSF Personnel is carried out during instances of unprovoked firings and ceasefire violations by Pakistan at Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB).   

The details of number of incidents of Ceasefire Violation/Cross Border Firing in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan during the last three years, month-wise is as under:-

Sl.No.

Month-Wise

Number of incidents of Ceasefire Violation/Cross Border Firing in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan

2018

2019

2020

2021 (upto June)

1.

January

408

216

394

380

2.

February

225

251

389

278

3.

March

203

275

454

0

4.

April

177

240

412

1

5.

May

351

238

398

3

6.

June

58

190

423

2

7.

July

13

314

482

 

8.

August

44

323

434

 

9.

September

112

308

436

 

10.

October

183

398

459

 

11.

November

188

333

437

 

12.

December

178

393

415

 

Total

2140

3479

5133

664

 

Following scheduled talks between the Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan over hotline, a Joint Statement was issued on 25.02.2021, in which both India and Pakistan agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease fire along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from the midnight of 24/25 February.

As per reports, representatives of various political parties in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the Joint Statement. Several countries have issued statements welcoming the development as an important and positive step.

Government’s consistent position has been that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence. The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere by taking credible, verifiable and irreversible action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross-border terrorism against India in any manner. India and Pakistan continue to maintain regular channels of communication through the respective High Commissions and other established mechanisms.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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NW/RK/PK/AY/2432



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