Friday, 21 July 2017

Ceasefire Violations by Pakistan

Details of ceasefire violations during the last three years and the current year are as under:-
Number of ceasefire violations
Year
Along   the line of Control  in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under operational control of Army
Along the international border in the State of J&K under operational control of BSF
2014
153
430
2015
152
253
2016
228
221
2017
228
(till 11th July)
23
(till 30th June)

Details of casualties suffered by security personnel/civilians in ceasefire violations during the last three years and the current year as under:-
Period
Army personnel*
BSF personnel#
Civilians#

Fatal
Injured
Fatal
Injured
Fatal
Injured
2014
01
11
02
17
14
101
2015
06
17
04
09
16
71
2016
08
74
05
25
13
83
2017
04
21
01
03
03
14

* Upto 11th July, 2017
# upto 30th June, 2017
Details of ex gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the Next of Kin (NoK) of Defence personnel are as under:-
S. No.
Details
w.e.f.
01/01/2006
w.e.f. 01/01/2016
1.
Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc.
Rs. 10 lakh
Rs.25 lakh
2.
Death occurring  during enemy action in war or  border skirmishes or in action against   militants, terrorists, etc.
Rs.15 lakh
Rs.35 lakh
3.
Army Group Insurance Fund
Upto 30/09/16
w.e.f. 01/10/16
Officers
Rs. 60 lakh
Rs.75 lakh
JCOs/Other Ranks
Rs.30 lakh
Rs.37.5 lakh

In addition, other benefits such as liberalised family pension, death-cum-retirement-gratuity, etc. are  granted as per extant rules.
The ex-gratia /compensation is paid to civilians/Security Forces personnel killed as per extant guidelines of Central Armed Police Forces/State Government.
The preventive steps taken by the Government are as under:-
·  All the forward posts are adequately strengthened to withstand enemy fire. Besides there are well-established Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) to safeguard against enemy fire to minimize own casualties.
·  Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required, is carried out by Indian Army. In addition, all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations of the two countries.
There have been no armed intrusions by the enemy across the Line of Control in the State of Jammu & Kashmir in recent past. The details of terrorist-initiated incidents against the Army are as under:-
Year
Number of incidents
Army Fatal casualties
2015
04
-
2016
09
31
2017
(till 11th July)
14
09


The details of infiltration bids eliminated  (IBE)  along the Line of Control  and casualties therein are as under:-
Year
Number of IBE
Terrorist killed
Army personnel martyred
2014
23
39
09
2015
18
30
08
2016
27
37
09
2017
(till 11th July)
16
36
03


In the Army, women officers are being employed in all establishments except combat situations.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Supriya Sule and others in Lok Sabha today.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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