Foreign Policy Watch: India-Pakistan

‘230% increase in ceasefire violations’

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Mains Paper 3: Internal Security | Security challenges and their management in border areas

Prelims level: BSF and other paramilitary forces

Mains level: Ceasefire violation is an important cause of concern for India. Also, these topics are specially mentioned in the mains syllabus.


Increase in ceasefire violations

  1. According to government, there was a 230% increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) this year compared with the 2016 figure


  1. The 740-km LoC is under the operational control of the Army and 192 km of the International Border in Jammu is manned by the Border Security Force
  2. The truce between India and Pakistan along the IB, the LoC and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003

Data on terror incidents

  1. The government also released data on the impact of demonetisation on terror incidents
  2. Terror incidents showed an increase in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017 in comparison with last year
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