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102 ceasefire violations reported along LoC since 2010: Govt

chandigarh Updated: Apr 26, 2012 19:12 IST
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A total of 102 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir have taken place since 2010, the government has said.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, defence minister AK Antony said 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were registered in 2010. While there were 51 cases in 2011, seven such instances have come to notice this year, he said on Wednesday.

Two army personnel and one BSF soldier died in these violations in 2010, he said.
"All activities across LoC are continuously monitored. Measures like strengthening of defences, deployment/redeployment of troops, infrastructure development and military modernisation are factored into our plans," he said.

Replying to a query on awarding contempt powers to Armed Forces Tribunal, the minister said, "The defence ministry has agreed 'in principle' to amend Section 19 of the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007, for implementation of AFT orders/judgments more effectively."

"Army headquarters has reported that some retired and serving officers are suspected of trying to create a mistrust between the army and the defence ministry," Antony said, responding to a query on breach of discipline in Army.