16 Indian Soldiers Killed On Pak Border This Year

Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control | File Photo

New Delhi: Sixteen security forces personnel made the supreme sacrifice during counter-militancy operations on the India-Pakistan border between January to June this year, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said on Wednesday.

"The details of soldiers (including Central Armed Police Force personnel) martyred due to counter terrorist operations during last three years are as under: 80 in 2019; 62 in 2020; 16 in 2021 (upto June)," he said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is dynamic and ever-evolving, Bhatt mentioned.

"Though fragile, the security environment has witnessed significant improvement in the past two years..." he said.

Steps are being taken in all domains to effect irreversible damages on terrorist organisations and eliminate the scourge of terrorism, the minister said.

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