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India accuses Pakistan of 881 ceasefire violations across LoC since January

23 May 2018

The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under increased strain as the armies of the neighbouring countries continue to exchange artillery, missile, mortar, and small arms fire almost daily across their disputed border in northern region of Kashmir.

India recently accused the Pakistan Army (PA) of having committed 881 ceasefire violations between January and the third week of May along the disputed 776 km-long Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between the two countries: 21 more violations than those registered during the whole of 2017.

In fact, the figure is the highest ever recorded since the two sides agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, according to the Indian Army (IA) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi.

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