177 Security Personnel Martyred In 1034 Terrorist Attacks During 2019-2021

Bhubaneswar: India witnessed 1,034 terrorist attacks over the last three years. Out of these, the most number of terror attacks, 594, were recorded in 2019. All of these attacks took place in Jammu and Kashmir.

Similarly, the country witnessed 244 terrorist attacks in 2020. Like the preceding year, these attacks occurred in J&K, a written by Minister of State for Defence, Ajay Bhatt stated.

To a question on the number of battle casualties during 2019-2021 due to Counter Terrorist Operations raised by Congress MP Anand Sharma, Bhatt stated, there have been a total 177 fatalities.

As many as 80 security personnel (defence forces and Central Armed Police Forces) were martyred in 2019 while 62 lost their lives in 2020.

Till November 23, 2021, 35 security personnel have lost their lives this year while in action combating terror attacks, the Defence Minister’s written reply noted.