35 troops, 15 militants killed in 9 militant attacks on army camps in three years
New Delhi, July 23: Thirty-five Army personnel were killed in nine militant attacks on defence installations in Jammu and Kashmir during past three years. Fifteen militants were also killed in these attacks, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre informed that in 2016, 26 Army personnel were killed and 25 others injured in five militants attacks on Army camps and stations in Jammu and Kashmir. Ten militants were also killed during these attacks.
He said in 2017, three Army personnel were killed and seven injured in one militants attack which also left two militants dead.
In 2018, six Army personnel were killed and eight injured in three such attacks on Army camps, which left three militants dead. One civilian was also killed and six others injured in these attacks.
The minister informed that all these attacks were investigated in detail, following which the government has issued broad guidelines for the security of defence installations.
He said in compliance with these guidelines, the defence forces have taken a number of actions including risk categorisation of military bases, appraisal and upgradation of intelligence gathering capabilities, strengthening and streamlining of the response mechanism, use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, periodic security audit of all military installations, etc.
He said the Army also carries out in-depth analysis of the militant attacks and security breaches that are identified with various incidents. Perimeter security projects of all three armed force have been sanctioned by the government, Bhamre informed.