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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan Army on Sunday violated ceasefire in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. India Army is retaliating befittingly.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk Srinagar Updated on: February 10, 2020 0:02 IST
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector of Jammu and

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan Army on Sunday violated ceasefire in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. India Army is retaliating befittingly. A total of 2,335 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the Jammu region have been recorded between May 30, 2019, and January 20, 2020, said Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Defence. A total of 17 Army personnel have died due to avalanches or snow slides in hilly areas, including Siachen, in 2019, he said.

"There have been 2,335 incidents of ceasefire violations (CFVs) along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region since 30 May, 2019 (formation of current government) till 20 January, 2020," the minister noted in his written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

"In addition, 177 incidents of cross-border firing along Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu region since 30 May, 2019 till 15 January, 2020," the minister added.

So far, there have been eight fatal casualties of Army personnel since 30 May last year, he stated.

In his written reply to another question, Naik said there have been six fatal causalities of Army personnel in 2019 due to avalanches or snow slides in Siachen area.

In other hilly areas, there have been 11 fatal casualties of Army personnel in 2019 and six fatal casualties of Army personnel between January 1 and January 24 this year due to avalanches or snow slides, he added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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