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Multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan ahead of Diwali; 4 soldiers martyred

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Srinagar: Four soldiers, including a Border Security Force (BSF) officer, were martyred, when Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling and firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir on the eve of Diwali on Friday 13 November 2020.

Three civilians, including a 3-year child, were also killed and several others were injured in Pak shelling.

Available reports indicate 7 to 11 Pakistani Rangers were killed and 15 injured when Indian troops went on the offensive, hit back, pounded and blew up Pakistani Army posts and bunkers.

Several ammunition dumps and multiple terrorist launch pads in PoK were destroyed by the Indian Army. Pak Army has also sustained heavy causality, according to Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

Ceasefire violations and cross-border terrorism: The death toll mounts

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New Delhi: Sixty-three persons were killed, including 40 civilians and 23 security personnel, in ceasefire violations and cross-border terrorism in the year 2017 while there were 22 casualties in 2016 and 21 and 2015.

This information was given by India’s Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Ram Kumar Kashyap in Rajya Sabha today (30 July 2018).

The Minister told the House that based on specific and credible inputs about terrorist teams having positioned themselves at launch pads along Line of Control to carry out infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other States, the Indian Army carries out operations to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists.

Cross Border Infiltrations

Details of Battle Casualties (Fatal) and (Non-Fatal) in CFVs/Infiltration by terrorists:

            Battle Casualties (Fatal):

Year Officers JCOs ORs
2015 00 01 03
2016 00 00 07
2017 01 03 19

Battle Casualties (Non-Fatal):

Year Officers JCOs ORs
2015 00 00 11
2016 02 02 35
2017 00 03 31

Details of civilians Killed / Injured during last three years in the above activities.

Year Killed Injured
2015 17 70
2016 15 66
2017 40 99

Details of Battle Casualties (Fatal) and (Non-Fatal) in terrorist activities during last three years:

Battle Casualties (Fatal):

Year Officers JCOs ORs
2015 02 02 46
2016 06 02 57
2017 05 03 31

Battle Casualties (Non-Fatal):

Year Officers JCOs ORs
2015 09 05 35
2016 05 02 78
2017 16 05 79

Details of ex gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the Next of Kin (NoK) of Defence personnel are as under:-

S. No. Details w.e.f. 01/01/2006 w.e.f. 01/10/2016
  1. Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc. Rs. 10 lakh Rs.25 lakh
  2. Death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against   militants, terrorists, etc. Rs.15 lakh Rs.35 lakh
  3. Army Group Insurance Fund Upto 30/09/16 w.e.f. 01/10/16
Officers Rs. 60 lakh Rs.75 lakh
JCOs/Other Ranks Rs.30 lakh Rs.37.5 lakh

Rs. 40 lakhs

(w.e.f. 1.1.18)

4. (a) Liberalised Family Pension as applicable to Battle casualty which is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.

(b)  Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity which is based on length of service rendered and emoluments such drawn by the deceased individual.

J&K crisis: Pakistan backed terrorism, stone pelting mobs, ceasefire violations, casualties and state of drift

Lalit Shastri

While Indian soldiers are laying down their life and casualties continue to mount in Jammu and Kashmir due to the low intensity war being waged against India by Pakistan, the Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh has had this to say on the Kashmir crisis:

Currently there is tension at India-Pakistan border. Whatever is happening now & whatever will happen in future, I would like to assure you that India’s head will always be held high… today and always. (Lucknow Jan 20, 2018)

The same day, when three civilians were caught in exchange of fire on the border, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had the temerity to bracket together India and Pakistan and say:

Distraught to hear of three more civilians caught in the crossfire on the border. The people of J&K are the worst victims of the acrimony between the two neighbouring countries. I pray that the hostility on the borders ends soon.

 

Notwithstanding the prevailing situation, Mehbooba Mufti prevailed on the Centre and the Narendra Modi led NDA Government capitulated and ordered the halting of security operations in the Valley during the month of Ramzan.  Within less than a fortnight of the Ramzan ceasefire, on June 1, the youth started pelting stones after the Friday prayers in the Nowhatta Police station area near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

A CRPF vehicle that was passing through that area at the same time was targeted by the stone pelting mob. As the CRPF driver tried to steer through the rampaging crowd, two persons were hurt – one of them died in hospital later that night. Earlier during the day, as word spread, downtown Srinagar was flooded by stone pelters. To control the situation, the authorities brought the area falling under the Nowhatta Police station under curfew.

Violence still continued the next day. In the meanwhile, leveraging its act from large-scale stone pelting and bloody violence, the Hurriyat leaders declared a complete shutdown in the entire Kashmir Valley.

Stone pelting mobs and Pakistan-backed terrorists have been holding normal life to ransom in Srinagar and adjoining areas after the security forces had registered major success in combating terrorists and secessionist forces around 2006-2007. Ever since, terrorists operating from bases in Pakistan have been infliterating into Jammu and Kashmir to strike targets in the trouble-torn State. As a combined strategy, the Hurriyat leaders have been radicalising the local youth who are being used to attack the security forces.

In 2008, six people were killed and 100 injured when police fired into a crowd in Srinagar protesting against the transfer of forest land to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) in the Kashmir valley to set up temporary shelters and facilities for Hindu pilgrims. Separatist leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Omar Farooq, of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), had planned the protests. In 2010, the Kashmir valley went through large-scale violence leading to the death of at least 120 persons in firing.

After PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was sworn in as the 17th Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister to head the PDP-BJP Government in April 2016, stone pelting mobs have taken to the streets of Srinagar and adjoining towns in big way.

Simulatenously, ceasefire violations by Pakistan are also on the rise.

During the year 2017, 860 cases of ceasefire violations were reported by the Central Government. During the single month of January this year, 209 ceasefire violations have been reported along Indo-Pakistan Border (LOC) in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

 

Year wise details of Cease Fire Violations (CFVs), Terrorist Initiated Incidents (TIIs) & Infiltration Bid Eliminated (IBE) along the Line of Control (LC) under operational control of Army in Jammu & Kashmir in the last three years including current year (till 29 January, 2018) are as under:

 

Sl. No. Nomenclature Year wise Instances

 

2015 2016 2017 2018
(a) CFVs
152 228 860 192
(b) Terrorist Initiated Incidents (TIIs)
  48   92 131   07
(c) Infiltration Bid Eliminated (IBE)
  18   27   33   03

Details of casualties suffered by security personnel/civilians in Terrorist Initiated Incidents (TIIs) and Infiltration Bid Eliminated during the last three years and the current year (up to 29 Jan) are as under:

Period Army personnel

(CFV)

BSF personnel

(CBF)

Civilians
Fatal Injured Fatal Injured Fatal Injured
2015 06 17 04 09 16 71
2016 08 74 05 25 13 83
2017 15 58 04 14 12 79
2018 05 12 03 17 08 58

 

Details of casualties suffered by security personnel/civilians in Terrorist Initiated Incidents (TIIs) and Infiltration Bid Eliminated during the last three years and the current year (up to 29 Jan) are as under:

 

Period Army personnel BSF personnel Civilians J&K Police
Fatal Injured Fatal Injured Fatal Injured Fatal Injured
2015 08 14 02 15 17 70 11 27
2016 40 61 07 23 15 66 17 50
2017 14 46 02 02 40 99 31 85
2018 0 02 0 0 01 0 4 10

The details of terrorists killed along the along the LoC / India-Pakistan Border in Jammu & Kashmir Border, in the last three years including current year (up to January, 2018) are as under :

 

Sl. No. Year Number of Terrorist killed
(i) 2015 108
(ii) 2016 150
(iii) 2017 213
(iv) 2018 08

Government of India states in no uncertain terms that increase in Cease Fire Violation in J&K has been precipitated by the nefarious designs of Pakistan in perpetrating violence and creating instability in the region but action in right measure to combat the situation is missing. In the process, the citizens are mute spectators to the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers and security personnel.

 

6 Indian casualties in firing by Pakistan Army

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New Delhi: There have been 239 ceasefire violations by Pakistan resulting in the death of 3 Army personnel and and equal number of civilians in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir between January and June this year.

There have been 239 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the line of control (LoC) under oeprational command of Army in the Indian State of Jammau and Kashmir. A total of 23 ceasefire violations have been confirmed along the international border under operational control of Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir.

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There were maximum 76 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and 7 along the international border last month (July). Indian Army suffered one casualty in March and 2 in June this year, while 3 civilians were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in May 2017.

 

Number of ceasefire violations Casualties

 

Month Along the line of Control in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under operational control of Army Along the international border in the State of J&K under operational control of BSF Army Civilian
January, 2017 08 02 00 00
February, 2017 11 04 00 00
March, 2017 22 02 01 00
April, 2017 26 02 00 00
May, 2017 73 06 00 03
June, 2017 76 07 02 00

 

Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations is carried out by Indian Army. In addition, all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations of the two countries.

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This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Ajay Sancheti in Rajya Sabha today.

Terrorist attacks on Army personnel along LoC

Eighty-Four cross border infiltration bids by terrorists have been eliminated by the Indian Army along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir during the last three years.