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BSF says no ceasefire violations in Valley in last 40 days

india Updated: Sep 19, 2013 20:15 IST

An Inspector general of the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) has denied any ceasefire violations in Kashmir in the last 40 days.

SS Tomar said the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) is under control and the BSF was being vigilant and maintaining security in the required areas.

"Right now, it has been peaceful for some time. The Line of Control witnesses ceasefire violations from time to time, but there has been no such incident in the international border for the last forty days," said Tomar.

Adding to the series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan over the past couple of months, another incident took place in Poonch district on September 16.

Tension has been running high along one of the world's most militarised borders in Kashmir since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed while on a routine patrol.

A truce along the Kashmir border has been hallmark for nearly a decade even though it has been broken often by tit-for-tat artillery fire and the occasional cross-border ambush by the two neighbours.

Indian officials are concerned that Pakistan wants to infiltrate militants back into Indian Kashmir as the war in Afghanistan comes to an end - a charge dismissed as nonsense by Pakistan's government, which denies backing any militants.