Incidents of Ceasefire Violation Along Pakistan Border 

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In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

 Details of incidents of ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pakistan borders during last three years and in the current year are given below:

Year Number of CFVs on

Line of Control

Number of Cross Border Firing on International Border
2015 152 253
2016 228 221
2017 860 111
2018 942

(till 23 July)

490

(till June)

 

Details of security personnel and civilians martyred/ killed in the CFVs during last three years and the current year are as under:

Year Number of security  personnel martyred in CFVs. Number of personnel  killed  in CFVs/CBFs
Army personnel BSF personnel Civilians
Year Fatal Fatal Fatal
2015 06 04 16
2016 08 05 13
2017 15 04 12
2018 15 12 28

 

The details of ex-gratia amount announced and paid to dependents of victims of ceasefire violations:

Year Amount Announced and paid as Ex-Gratia for each victim
2015 15 Lakhs
2016 35 Lakhs
2017 35 Lakhs
2018 35 Lakhs

 

Ex-gratia case relief of Rs. 5 lakh is given to NoK in case of death of civilian or to the victim of more than 50% disability due to ceasefire violations/cross border firing. In addition, other benefits such as liberalised family pension, death-cum-retirement-gratuity, etc. are granted as per extant rules.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy and Shrimati Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha

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