In 2003, India and Pakistan had reached a ceasefire agreement on LoC. But it was not being implemented for the last several years. Now both countries are ready to execute it.
India and Pakistan have agreed not to fire on the Line of Control. The 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries will now be strictly enforced. There has been a renewed agreement for a ceasefire. Yesterday, there was talk between the DGMO of both the countries i.e. Director General of Military Operation in which a fresh agreement has been reached on the ceasefire. Both countries have said that the ceasefire agreement will be strictly implemented and both countries will accept it.
A ceasefire has been in force since 2003 between India and Pakistan. In 2003, this agreement was reached between Prime Minister Vajpayee and the then President of Pakistan, Musharraf, but it has been violated by Pakistan.
44 percent increase in ceasefire violations
During the Army Day celebrations in Delhi, Army Chief General Narwane had said that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on LoC has increased by about 44 percent. As of December 28 last year, Pakistan has executed 4,700 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the highest in the past 17 years.
In 2019, there were 3168 incidents of ceasefire violations. Interestingly, out of 3,168 ceasefire violations, 1,551 have taken place since August. The security establishment has observed that since the government repealed Article 370 in August last year, incidents of ceasefire violations have been steadily increasing.
The army chief said that last year, about 200 terrorists were killed in counter-terrorism operations. Talking about the situation in the northeastern states, General Narwane said that in the last one year, around 600 militants had surrendered and huge amounts of arms and ammunition were recovered. He also said that the strengthening of the anti-terrorism grid has led to a decrease in terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir Valley.
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