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10 attacks on army camps since 2014: Minister to LS

New Delhi, Aug 4: There have been a total of 10 attacks on army camps in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 38 soldiers lost their lives, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Speaking in Lower House of Parliament, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply that there were no attacks on army bases outside Jammu and Kashmir.

As per the reply, among 10 attacks two occurred on army camps in the valley in 2014, while two in 2015, five in 2016 and one in 2017.

In year 2016, the highest number of causalities reported, resulting in deaths of 26 soldiers. Nineteen army personnel died in the Uri terror attack while seven others were killed in Nagrota last November.

In 2014, nine soldiers were killed in attack on Army establishments, and this year, there have been three casualties.

The minister said “broad guidelines” were issued for security of defence installations, and the defence services 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; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and periodic security audit of all military installations”.

“Allout efforts, in conjunction with other intelligence agencies, are made to gather maximum intelligence inputs which are expeditiously shared with the concerned formations and units,” the Minister further stated.

Wefornews Bureau

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