More than 10 security personnel killed this year in ceasefire violations

In areas of IB under the control of the BSF, there has been 210 violations till November 1, as compared to 253 last year, Subhash Bhamre said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 18, 2016 5:36 pm
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A total of 12 security personnel have been killed this year because of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and the IB as compared to 10 last year, the government said on Friday. However, the number of injured has drastically shot up to 66 this year as compared to 26 last year. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said there has been 167 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the IB, under the Army control, till November 14 this year as compared to 152 last year.

In areas of IB under the control of the BSF, there has been 210 violations till November 1, as compared to 253 last year, he said. In total the Army lost 8 personnel till November 14 and the BSF four till November 1. However, 59 Army personnel were injured as compared to 17 last year. While 71 BSF personnel were injured last year, the number has risen to 76 as of November 10 this year.