Over 4,500 soldiers killed along LoC in Pak firing since 2001: Army

Army's response to RTI filed by Pankaj Darve revealed that post Kargil conflict, as many as 4,675 soldiers have lost their lives along the LoC in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Written by Aditi Raja | Vadodara | Published:November 5, 2016 5:22 am

More than 4,500 soldiers have lost their lives in ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir since 2001, the Army said in reply to an application filed under RTI. The reply to the RTI application, filed on September 22, is dated October 26 and signed by CPIO of the Army, based on the query of Vadodara-based activist Pankaj Darve.

It revealed that post Kargil conflict, as many as 4,675 soldiers have lost their lives along the LoC in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The RTI reply does not reveal the number of instances of ceasefire violations reported in the last 15 years.

It also stated that as many as 1,174 army personnel have been killed in instances of terror attacks like the one in Pathankot in January this year. According to the official figures, as many as 7,908 terror instances have occurred since 2001.

Darve said, “Ever since the Uri terror attack in September, there has been much noise around the ongoing ceasefire violations. I filed the RTI to understand what the armed forces have faced in the last few years since Kargil (conflict). The figures are shocking and indicate that we lose our jawans more frequently in ceasefire violations than we are told. I plan to write to the government to make all these instances known to the people.”
He added that the figures did not include casualties suffered by the Army in natural accidents due to treacherous terrain in various parts along the LoC, especially Siachen.

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    Fara Mina
    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:23 pm
    4500 Jawans not killed by s eh Jahan loug ko Bali Dan ki a gia Modi Ka LAAJ lt;br/gt;Bacha Ney ka wasted.Fara Mina Shaha
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      Fara Mina
      Nov 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm
      Sri Nivashan, it is very easy to say, very very difficult to perform, Price of Corn will be toolt;br/gt;high, Modi ka Diwala Pit jai Ga, Chay ke sath Ketli tak big jai ga, ..............
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        Sriniwasan
        Nov 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
        The issue should be raised and debated in the Parliament.All these Aman Ka Asha,Track2,3,4 and people to people contact all are failures.lt;br/gt;Can PM Mody revisit his stan Policy and give a decisive shape?lt;br/gt;.Is India friend or enemy of stan?Let us clear this ambiguity once and or all
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          Jaan Baaz
          Nov 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm
          and this does not include all the deaths that indian govt. keeps denying.
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            S Subramaniam
            Nov 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm
            In how many cases Congress VP had met the bereaved families and attended the funeral of mart Jawans?
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              sumit
              Nov 5, 2016 at 4:49 am
              UPA govt hide's shadat of our brave army men.shame on them.
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