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Pakistan honours ceasefire more in breach than in observance

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New Delhi: In a written reply to MP Supriya Sule and others in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for Subhash Bhamre shared with Parliament the details of ceasefire violations during the last 3 years and the current year.

Number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan
Year Along   the Line of Control  in the State of Jammu & Kashmir under the operational control of Army Along the international border in the State of under operational control of BSF
2014 153 430
2015 152 253
2016 228 221
2017 228 (till 11 July) 23 (till 30 June)

The details of casualties suffered by security personnel and civilians in the ceasefire violations of the last 3 years and the current year are as under.

Period Army personnel* BSF personnel# Civilians#
Fatal Injured Fatal Injured Fatal Injured
2014 01 11 02 17 14 101
2015 06 17 04 09 16 71
2016 08 74 05 25 13 83
2017 04 21 01 03 03 14

* Up to 11 July; # up to 30th June

The details of ex gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the next of kin of the personnel are as under.

S. No. Details With effect from 1 January 2006 With effect from 1 January 2016
1. Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc. Rs 10 lakh Rs 25 lakh
2. Death occurring  during enemy action in war or  border skirmishes or in action against   militants, terrorists, etc. Rs15 lakh Rs 35 lakh
3. Army Group Insurance Fund Up to 30 September 16 With effect from 1 October 2016
Officers Rs 60 lakh Rs 75 lakh
JCOs/Other Ranks Rs 30 lakh Rs 37.5 lakh

In addition, other such as liberalised family pension, death-cum-retirement-gratuity, etc. are granted as per the extant rules.

The ex gratia compensation is paid to civilians or security forces personnel killed as per the extant guidelines of the Central Armed Police Forces or the State government.

The preventive steps taken by the Government are as under.

  • All the forward posts are adequately strengthened to withstand enemy fire. Besides, there are well-established Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) to safeguard against enemy fire to minimise casualties on this side.
  • Indian Army carries out appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required. In addition, all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations of the two countries.

There have been no armed intrusions by the enemy across the Line of Control in the State of Jammu & Kashmir in recent past. The details of terrorist-initiated incidents against the Army are as under.

Year Number of incidents Army Fatal casualties
2015 4
2016 9 31
2017

(till 11th July)

14 9

The details of infiltration bids eliminated (IBE) along the Line of Control and casualties therein are as under.

Year Number of IBE Terrorist killed Army personnel martyred
2014 23 39 9
2015 18 30 8
2016 27 37 9
2017 (till 11 July) 16 36 3

In the Army, women officers are being employed in all establishments except combat situations.

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