49 Army personnel killed in J&K from past three years: Defence Minister

KL Report

SRINAGAR

India’s Defence Minister Tuesday revealed that forty-nine Indian Army personnel have been killed in different militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir from past three years.

In a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said that from past three years, India lost 49 Army personnel while countering insurgent and infiltration operation in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pertinently, during the current year from January till date, 19 Army personnel, 2 BSF men and 9 local policemen have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir while during the same period 52 militants were neutralized by government forces in different parts of the State.

The number of civilians according to CNS killed during the current year is 21. The total number of killings that occurred in different militancy related incidents in the current year has reached up to 103.

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