69 troopers, 69 civilians killed in border firing in last four years in J&K: Govt


At least 69 troopers, 69 civilians were killed while 703 persons including government forces and civilians were injured during ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and the International border in past four years, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha today.

According to the data released by the government, 44 soldiers of the army, 25 of Border Security Force (BSF) and 69 civilians were killed in the past four years.

During the same period, 235 army soldiers, 95 BSF soldiers, and 373 civilians were injured in the various incidents of ceasefire violations.

“No personnel of J&K Police got killed in the incidents of ceasefire violations cross-border firing during last three years and current year   ( upto June),” the government said.

The government said the forces took an appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations.

During ceasefire violations, the inhabitants of border villages which are vulnerable to shelling / firing are shifted to safer locations to prevent any loss of life, the government said

“All arrangements are made for free boarding, lodging, medicare, water, electricity, food, sanitation and transport to safer places in such cases. The defences along the border are adequately fortified to withstand fire. Continuous improvements, including the usage of modern technology, in the defense, are made to make them more robust and resilient,” it added.

The government said that 108 militants were killed along  LoC / India-Pakistan Border in Jammu & Kashmir Border in the year 2015.


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