J&K: Ceasefire violated in Rajouri's Manjakote sector

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 27, 2018, 03:39 AM(IST)

File photo Photograph:( ANI )

The ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir was violated again Tuesday morning. The violation took place in the Manjakote sector of Rajouri district.

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The ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir has been violated over 400 times already this year, with 23 Pakistani and 16 Indian soldiers losing their lives in the cross-border firing.  

The violations have also killed civilians from both sides. 

The ceasefire along the International border and the Line Of Control between India and Pakistan came into force as a confidence-building measure between the two countries on November 26, 2003.

A recent media report quoted Army Chief General Bipin Rawat as saying the Pakistani Army suffers three to four times more casualties in the exchange of fire. 

The media report added that in 2017, India lost about 32 soldiers along the LoC whereas Pakistan estimated lost between 130-140 soldiers. 

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