SRINAGAR: The Government of India on Monday said that more government forces’ personnel have been killed in ceasefire violations (CVs) along the Indo-Pakistan border this year than in the past three years.
The information was revealed in response to a question by Members of Parliament Dr T Subbarami Reddy and Shrimati Ambika Soni. Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre tabled the government response in the Rajya Sabha.
As per the information, till July 23 this year, 942 CVs along the border took place, as against 860, 228 and 152 CVs in 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
The information said that 28 government forces’ personnel and 8 civilians were killed till July 23 this year in CVs, the highest in the past three years. In 2017, 19 forces’ personnel and 12 civilians were killed; in 2016, 12 forces’ personnel and 13 civilians were killed; and in 2015, 10 civilians and 16 forces’ personnel were killed in CVs.