"196 ceasefire violations this year"

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said there were 196 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir this year till Dec 15.

He said 93 ceasefire violations occurred along the LoC in 2012.

Antony said all the incidents were taken up with Pakistan.

"All violation of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan military authorities at the appropriate level through established mechanism of hotline messages, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the DGsMO of India and Pakistan," Antony told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Wednesday.

"There has been significant reduction in the incidents of CFVs post telephonic talks between the DGsMO on 25th and 29th October, 2013," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-12-2013)

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