JK News Today 

New Delhi, November 18

Pakistan has escalated the  level of ceasefire violations  at the Line  of Control and international border in Jammu and Kashmir   until November 14 this year as compared to the whole of the last year.

The Indian army  responded to these violations effectively . During Pakistan firing and shelling ,  12 civilians , eight soldiers  four BSF personnel were killed  in 2016 against  six soldiers, four BSF men  and 16 civilians killed last year. This information was  given by minister of state for defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav and others in Lok Sabha today.


There  were  152 ceasefire violations last year, while  this year  it has gone up to 167, the reply said.

The details of soldiers, civilians killed and injured during the said violations during the year 2015-16 are as under:-

Year Ceasefire Violations along Line of Control (LC) and International Border (IB) under operational control of Army


Ceasefire Violations along International Border (IB) under operational control of BSF.
2015 152 253
2016 167

(till 14th November)


(till 1st November)

The details of casualties in ceasefire violations are as under:-

Year Army personnel BSF personnel Civilians


Martyred Injured Martyred Injured Killed Injured


2015 06 17 04 09 16 71
2016 08 59 04 07 12 76
(till 14th November) (till 1st November) (till 10th November)

Details of ex gratia lump sum compensation being paid to the Next of Kin (NoK) of Defence personnel are as under:-

S. No. Details w.e.f.





1. Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc. Rs.10 lakh Rs.25 lakh
2. Death occurring during enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists, etc. Rs.15 lakh Rs.35 lakh
3. Army Group Insurance Fund Upto




Officers Rs.60 lakh Rs.75 lakh
JCOs/Other Ranks Rs.30 lakh Rs.37.5 lakh



Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required, has been carried out by Indian Army / BSF.  In addition, all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations of the two countries.  BSF, too, holds talks at various levels with its counterpart viz. Pakistan Rangers.

Further, all forward posts along the Line of Control are adequately strengthened to withstand enemy fire.  There is also a well-established Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to safeguard against enemy action to minimize the casualties.