In last three years, 171 army personnel lost their lives fighting terrorists

61 Army personnel were killed in 2012 and the number decreased to 54 in 2013.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:August 4, 2015 4:18 pm
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A total of 171 Army personnel have martyred while fighting terrorists since 2012, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

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In a written reply in Rajya Sabha to a question on how many army persons have been killed in 2012, 2013 and 2014 , the Minister said, 61 Army personnel were killed in 2012 and the number decreased to 54 in 2013.

In 2014, 56 Army personnel were killed while fighting against terrorists, he said.

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    Birender Bakshi
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm
    Honorable Defense Minister,171 soldiers died during the last three years.According to you its not war like situation.You made a statement that there has not been any war during the last four decades & therefore the value of armed forces & their respect has reduced.You mean Kargil war was not a war.Hundred's of soldiers died during Kargil conflict.It was not a remark worthy of Defense Minister who instead of protecting their interest & sheltering them & more so standing shoulder to shoulder with them,you chose to degrade them.What kind of respect,you expect from soldiers & veterans? We know that they have ZERO respect for you & the Prime Minister.Do not push them against the wall or treat them as your step children?Your Main task is to see their 100% operational readiness with latest technology,equipment,weaponry,aircraft ,tanks & ships.More important is their welfare & that of their families,widows & veterans.We have no doubt that you & your government Headed by Shri Modi has totally failed on all counts mentioned above during last 15 months.Non of urances given By PM & earlier before general election by Shri Modi. Soldiers & Veterans feel cheated & deceived by the government for dragging their feet on OROP.Nation is doomed when soldiers & Veterans are forced to hit streets.ert yourself as head MOD & join hand with PM & over rule all third rate objections from others.Lets see your reaction.
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    Birender Bakshi
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm
    Honorable Defense Minister. Nation wants to know how many children of ministers/politicians are there in the armed forces.The answer is NIL.For your information 70% of the soldiers are the children/g children of veterans & their kith & kin.You as politicians can not appreciate the risk & danger they go through while guarding the nation.Unfortunately,Nation that's you all have no time/feeling caring for ESM,soldiers & their widows.We wish they were your blood relations.Then only you all will come on your knees & start caring & respecting the Veterans/Soldiers as is done in most of the nations.
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    Birender Bakshi
    Aug 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    Prime Minister/Defense Minister are you listening. So long I am the Commander-in Chief of the armed forces,we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known.When you take off the uniform,we will serve you as well as you served us-because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job,or roof over their head,or the care that they need when they come home. BARACK OBAMA