Year 2017: 820 ceasefire violations; 59 militants killed along Line of Control

Year 2017: 820 ceasefire violations; 59 militants killed along Line of Control

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Srinagar, Dec 30, CNS: This year India and Pakistan armies confronted 820 times at different sectors of Jammu and Kashmir Border.

    Official data reveals that the ceasefire violations rose from 152 in 2015 to 228 in 2016 while in 2017 a total number of 820 ceasefire violations were reported along the Line of Control.

    Though Pakistan blames India for ceasefire violations, but the Indian official data reveals that militants made 130 infiltration bids this year, a slight decrease when compared to past. In 2015, there were a total of 310 infiltration attempts that came down to 270 in 2016.

    Official sources revealed to news agency CNS that this year 59 militants were neutralized who tried to infiltrate into this part of Kashmir. The number was 30 in 2015 and 37 in 2016.

     Army foiled 33 infiltration bids this year. The number of infiltration bids foiled by army in 2015 was 18 while in 2016 it was 27.

    Official data further reveals that 61 soldiers have been killed this year in Jammu and Kashmir. The number of slain soldiers previous year was 63 while in 2015 it was 33 only. (CNS)