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Over 600 Incidents of Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan Recorded in 2021: Centre

Recently, a declaration of a ceasefire agreement took place on July 24 on International Border (IB) in Suchetagarh area between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers.

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday revealed Jammu and Kashmir recorded more than 600 incidents of cross-border firing by Pakistan, this year. As per the data released by the government of India in Lok Sabha, 664 incidents of ceasefire violations happened between January to June 2021.

The maximum violations happened during the winter months of January and February when as many as 380 and 278 violations were reported along the Jammu and Kashmir border.

The Ministry also released the violation tally for 2018, 2019 and 2020, in which the data showed 2140, 3479 and 5133 cross-border firings. Among the three years, the year 2020 saw a maximum number of ceasefire violations which peaked in July 2020 when 482 cross-border firings were registered followed by March 2020 with 454 ceasefire violations.

While the country was battling the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the soldiers near Jammu and Kashmir borders bore the brunt of over 480 ceasefire violations.

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However, the Home Ministry adds that no such trend is observed during a certain period of a particular year.

“As per data available, no such trend is observed during a certain period of a particular year,” MHA sais in Lok Sabha on whether the Centre has witnessed an increase in the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan during a certain period of time of a year.

Recently, a declaration of a ceasefire agreement by Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs), the first Sector Commander level meeting took place on July 24 on International Border (IB) in Suchetagarh area between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers.

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According to a press release, various issues with the main emphasis on Pakistan drone activities and terrorist activities by the neighbouring country from across the border were discussed in the meeting. Besides, the digging tunnels by Pakistan and other issues related to border management were also discussed in the meeting.

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The countries have been on edge after two low-intensity explosions rocked the high-security technical area of the Indian Air Force Station at Jammu at around 2 AM on June 27.

Two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries in the blasts. Reports say that the two blasts were reported in quick succession.

The first blast was reported at 1.37 AM and the second at 1.43 AM. The Deputy Inspector General of CRPF has also arrived at Jammu’s Air Force Station.

India on June 29 raised concern at United Nations (UN) over the use of information and communication technology for terrorism and said the possibility of weaponized drones for terrorist purposes requires serious attention.

(with inputs from ANI)

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