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Immediate and effective retaliation by Indian Army and BSF Personnel is carried out during instances of unprovoked firings and ceasefire violations by Pakistan at Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB).

The details of number of incidents of Ceasefire Violation/Cross Border Firing in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan during the last three years, month-wise is as under:-

Sl.No. Month-Wise Number of incidents of Ceasefire Violation/Cross Border Firing in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan
2018 2019 2020 2021 (upto June)
1. January 408 216 394 380
2. February 225 251 389 278
3. March 203 275 454 0
4. April 177 240 412 1
5. May 351 238 398 3
6. June 58 190 423 2
7. July 13 314 482  
8. August 44 323 434  
9. September 112 308 436  
10. October 183 398 459  
11. November 188 333 437  
12. December 178 393 415  
Total 2140 3479 5133 664

Following scheduled talks between the Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan over hotline, a Joint Statement was issued on 25.02.2021, in which both India and Pakistan agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease fire along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from the midnight of 24/25 February.

As per reports, representatives of various political parties in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the Joint Statement. Several countries have issued statements welcoming the development as an important and positive step.

Government’s consistent position has been that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence. The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere by taking credible, verifiable and irreversible action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross-border terrorism against India in any manner. India and Pakistan continue to maintain regular channels of communication through the respective High Commissions and other established mechanisms.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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