A report published by Times of India released data on ceasefire violations along India’s border with Pakistan that has escalated worries. In 2016, exchange of gunfire along the Line of Control in J&K went up, though violations decreased on the international border portion controlled by the Border Security Force. Gunfire from across the border took a toll of more than 50 lives in 2015-16, reports Times of India.
In 2014 when 153 ceasefire violations took place, firing across the border has gone up steadily. A total of 228 firings on the line of control happened in 2016, with respect to 152 such incidents in 2015.
The leading newspaper also reports that civilian and security personnel casualties were also low at 10 in 2013. A total of 26 casualties occurred in 2016 which included 13 civilians, 8 army and 5 BSF personnels. In 2014, this stat was at 17 comprising 14 civilians casualties.