196 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year: Defence Minister A.K. Antony

Dec 19, 2013, 10:02 IST | IANS

There have been 196 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir this year till Dec 15 and all were taken up with Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

Antony told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that there were 93 ceasefire violations along the LoC by Pakistan in 2012.

A BSF Jawan keeps vigil at a border outpost in the Kutch area of Gujarat. File pic: Pradeep Dhivar

"All violations of ceasefire are taken up with the Pakistan military authorities at the appropriate level through established mechanism of hotline messages, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the DGMOs (Director Generals of Military Operations) of India and Pakistan," Antony said.

He said there has been significant reduction in the incidents of ceasefire violations following telephonic talks between the director generals of military operations Oct 25 and 29 this year.

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