These numbers, accessed by NDTV, clearly show that both the Line of Control and International Borders remained volatile in last one year. Ceasefire violations saw an increase of 100 per cent.
According to statistics available with the ministry, 724 ceasefire violations have been reported till October this year. In comparison, last year there were 449.
Critics say that the Modi government is responsible for keeping the border hot. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has often said that if Pakistan fires once, India will fire back a dozen times.
The data seconds the high pitch of the government. Under the UPA-2 regime, about 461 ceasefire violations were reported between 2010 and 2013. There has been a sharp increase in violations since the BJP-led NDA government took over. Between 2014 and 2017 so far, there have been as many as 2,161 ceasefire violations.
And in these violations, as many as 17 security personnel were also killed in first 10 months this year. Last year in 2016, the figure was 13.
The comparison of last seven years also shows that while between 2010 and 2013, 17 security personnel were killed, the figure shot up twice in next four years between 2014 and 2017 to 43.
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