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600 ceasefire violations along India-Pak border so far in 2017

There were nearly 450 ceasefire violations in 2016 in which 13 civilians and as many security personnel were killed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan
Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan

has violated the ceasefire over 600 times so far this year, the highest in the last one decade, an official said.

Pakistani troops have opened fire on Indian territories more than 600 times till September 30. Eight civilians and 16 were killed in the firing, a Home Ministry official said.


It is the highest number of ceasefire violations in nearly a decade, the official said.

There were nearly 450 ceasefire violations in 2016 in which 13 civilians and as many were killed.

The truce between and along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in had come into force in November 2003.

shares a 3,323-km-long border with of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the fall in

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 20:55 IST
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