Only 6 incidents of CFVs reported in J&K since India-Pakistan ceasefire pact in February: Govt

Srinagar, Aug 03 (KNS): The government on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha said that only six incidents of ceasefire violations have been reported since India and Pakistan agreed to observe all pacts related to cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. 

As per reports, the union minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said as many as 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported in 2020; 3,479 in 2019; and 2,140 in 2018.

In a written reply to a question, Nityanand Rai said both India and Pakistan agreed to the strictly observe all agreements, understandings, and ceasefire along the Line of Control and all other sectors in J&K with effect from the February 24-25 midnight 2021.

"While there were 380 incidents of ceasefire violations in January and 278 in February, there was not a single incident of ceasefire violation in March, just one in April, three in May, and two in June."

He said the government's consistent position has been that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to address issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully. (KNS)

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