As per the data shared by the government in the Lok Sabha, there has been a spurt in the infiltration activity from across the border in Jammu & Kashmir in the recent times. More than 180 security personnel have lost their lives in Jammu & Kashmir in terrorist related incidents since 2013.
The gruesome terrorist attack on the Army Camp in Uri in Jammu & Kashmir resulted in the death of 17 security personnel. This is by far the worst attack in the last few years. As per the information shared by the government, more than 180 security personnel have lost their lives since 2013 in more than 700 terrorist incidents.
More than 670 infiltration attempts since 2013
As per the information shared by the Government in the Lok Sabha, there have more than 670 infiltration attempts in Jammu & Kashmir since 2013. There were 277 such incidents resulting in the killing of 38 terrorists in 2013 followed by 222 such incidents in 2014. 52 terrorists were killed in 2014 in these attempts.
While the number of such attempts has substantially decreased in 2015, the government acknowledges that there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from across the border in the recent times.
More than 180 security personnel lost their lives since 2013
More than 180 security personnel lost their lives in terrorist incidents in Jammu & Kashmir since 2013. There have been two ghastly attacks on security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir this year, one on a CRPF convoy in June and the one in Uri in September.
On 25th June 2016, after completion of the Annual Range Classification Firing at Lethpora (approximately 23 Kms from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway), a convoy of CRPF consisting of 4 vehicles carrying 74 Personnel was returning towards their unit Headquarters in Srinagar at around 4pm. When the convoy was passing through Pampore town, 2 militants armed with AK-47 Rifles appeared all of a sudden and opened indiscriminate fire. In the encounter both the militants were neutralized. However, 8 CRPF personnel sacrificed their lives and 27 CRPF personnel were injured.
According to the statement by Director General of Military Operations, a group of heavily armed terrorists opened fire on an administrative base of one of the units of Indian Army at Uri in Kashmir at approximately 5.30am on 18th September. The firefight between the terrorists and Army Personnel continued till approximately 8.30am, during which four terrorists have been killed. There have been a total of 17 Army fatal casualties. Of these, 13 – 14 casualties have been due to the tents/ shelters having caught fire.
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