India tells Pakistan to uphold sanctity of Line of Control

India tells Pakistan to uphold sanctity of Line of Control

New Delhi: India has told Pakistan, including at the highest level, to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the International Border and LoC.
Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary today said ceasefire violation is taken up with Pakistani authorities through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations.
“Government has repeatedly emphasised, including at the highest level, the need for Pakistan to uphold the sanctity of the LoC and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the IB and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said in Lok Sabha in a written reply.
The minister said there were 253 instances of ceasefire violation along the IB in 2015, 430 in 2014 and 148 in 2013.
Chaudhary said there were 121 infiltration attempts along the border in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 of which 33 were successful. However, 46 militants were killed by security forces.