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Ceasefire violations 80 pc more than last year: Army

August 06, 2013 20:44 IST

The army on Tuesday claimed that there was 80 per cent increase in the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and even the infiltration bids have doubled than the last year.

"The numbers of infiltration attempts have doubled this year in comparison to the corresponding period (1 Jan- 5 Aug) of 2012," a defence spokesman said. He said that there had also been 57 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops this year, which is 80 per cent more than the last year during the same corresponding period.

The spokesman claimed that the Indian Army successfully eliminated 19 hardcore terrorists in the recent months of July and August along the Line of Control and in the hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir.

The effective counter infiltration grid on the Line of Control has ensured that 17 infiltration bids were foiled this year, he added.

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