93 ceasefire violations in 2012: Antony

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 14:33 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IBNS) Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said Pakistan has violated ceasefire 93 times in 2012.

"The ceasefire between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and International border in J&K which came into effect on 25/26 November, 2003 has been violated by Pakistan from time to time. There were 93 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control Sector in J&K in 2012, and this year till date there have been 22 ceasefire violations," Antony said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

"One Indian soldier was killed and six were injured in cross LoC firing in the year 2012. Two Soldiers have been killed and two injured during 2013 to date," he said.

"All Ceasefire Violations are retaliated firmly and appropriately by the Army through return of fire. Violations of Ceasefire are also taken up with the Pak military authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanisms of hotline, flag meetings as well as talks between the DGsMO. In addition, protests are also made through the diplomatic channels," said the minister.

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