There has been a substantial increase in the number of ceasefire violations along the line of control between India and Pakistan as well as in the deaths and injuries caused by them, according to home ministry data.
So far this year, a total of 99 Indian army and BSF personnel have been injured by ceasefire violations along the line of control between the two countries, and another 13 personnel killed.
In comparison, the total number of soldiers killed in the whole of 2014 was 3 and the total number injured was 28. The numbers were similar for 2013 as well.
There has been a sharp increase in damage to personnel this year compared to 2015 as well, with total injuries rising to 99 from 26 last year.
Part of the reason is the higher number of incidents.
While the total number of ceasefire violations was 405 last year, this year, there have been 437 incidents with one more month to go.
According to Indian government sources, Pakistan has increased its ceasefire violations and shelling after India’s ‘surgical strike’ at terrorist bases across the border three months ago.
Due to an increase in shelling from across the border, India shifted around 27,500 of its citizens away from border villages in the aftermath of the surgical strikes.
All except around 700 people staying in relief camps have since returned, the government said.