A new website to monitor ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) along the India and Pakistan border, was launched in the Indian capital, Delhi.
The website ‘Indo-Pak Conflict Monitor‘ states that it is an independent research initiative to monitor ceasefire violations, conflict patterns, and escalation dynamics between India and Pakistan.
The project is directed by Dr Happymon Jacob, a New Delhi-based academic, columnist, and commentator. “The website will document and analyze the trends, patterns and major causes of ceasefire violations.
The website also aims to “suggest policy recommendations for the Indian and Pakistani governments” on ways to reduce ceasefire violations.
The advisory board of the website includes two retired Indian army officers, Lieutenant General (Retd) Vinod Bhatia and Lieutenant General (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain.
Pakistani experts who are among the advisory board members are: former Pakistani Army general Lieutenant General (Retd) Waheed Arshad as well as Ambassador (Retd.) Aziz Ahmad Khan and foreign policy expert Moeed Yusuf.
The latest media reports on the border violations suggest that there were 583 and 315 ceasefire violations reported by India and Pakistan respectively in 2014. The number shot up to 860 and 1970 by India and Pakistan in 2017.