New Delhi: Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 people were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.
In replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the defence minister said there were 5133 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in J&K in 2020.
“There have been a total 46 fatal casualties in 2020. This year 1 fatal casualty of
Army personnel has been reported till 01 February,” he said.
The defence minister said “appropriate retaliation” to the ceasefire violations, as required, has been carried out by the forces.
“In addition, all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meeting as well as weekly talks between the director generals of military operations of the two countries,” Singh said.
“Diplomatically, India has repeatedly emphasised at the highest level, the need for Pakistan to uphold the sanctity of the Line of Control and the International Border as its obligations emanating from the understanding in vogue,” he said.
The defence minister said 299 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported till January 28 this year.
According to official data, the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 was 3,233.