110 ceasefire violations by Pak since 2006: Defense Minister

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New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The Government on Monday said that there have been 110 incidents of ceasefire violation from Pakistani side along the Line of Control (LoC) since 2006 which caused death of nine Indian security personnel.

77 such incidents occurred in 2008, 21 in the 2007 and 3 in 2006.

Defense Minister A.K. Antony, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, stated: "A total of 110 incidents of ceasefire violations have taken place along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir since 2006. These include 47 incidents of trans-LoC firing... our troops have suffered nine fatal and 25 non-fatal casualties."

"Nine violations have taken place so far this year," he added.

Minister of state for Defence M M Pallam Raju, in reply to another question, informed the Lok Sabha that 690 officers and soldiers were killed on duty in the same period.

"54 officers, 62 Junior Commissioned Officers and 574 other ranks have been killed on duty since 2006," Raju said. (ANI)

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