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600 ceasefire violations along India-Pak border so far in 2017, highest in last decade

600 ceasefire violations along India-Pak border so far in 2017, highest in last decade

New Delhi: Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 600 times so far this year, the highest in the last one decade, an official said

Pakistani troops have opened fire on Indian territories more than 600 times till September 30. Eight civilians and 16 security personnel were killed in the firing, a Home Ministry official said

It is the highest number of ceasefire violations in nearly a decade, the official said

There were nearly 450 ceasefire violations in 2016 in which 13 civilians and as many security personnel were killed

The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir had come into force in November 2003

India shares a 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LOC fall in Jammu and Kashmir.

–PTI