Jammu & Kashmir

104 armed forces personnel Killed, 223 injured in last 2 years in JK: GoI

An armed forces personnel stands deployed near Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Srinagar: 104 armed forces personnel were killed and 223 injured in militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 2 years, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.

Responding to a written question by BJP parliamentarian Dr Nishikant Dubey in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State MHA, Nityanand Rai, said that 62 personnel were killed and 106 others injured during military operations in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020.

42 armed forces personnel were killed and 117 injured in 2021, according to the written reply, a copy of which is with Global News Service.

To the question by the parliamentarian regarding the details of incidents of “infiltration” in India during each of the last two years, Rai said such attempts from across the border are mainly in Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the “available” information, the MoS said, 99 “infiltration attempts” were made in 2020 and 19 militants were killed and none apprehended. Last year, he said, 77 such attempts were made and 12 persons were killed.


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