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ET42 :: No war, but 4000 soldiers killed since 1999


copy-ek-tamacha-logo-no1.jpgNEW DELHI: Without going to war, India has lost close to 4,000 soldiers in counterinsurgency operations as well as in manning high-altitude areas like Siachen in the last 12 years since the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan. Moreover, over 100 soldiers continue to commit suicide every year.

Defence minister A K Antony, in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Monday, said that while 530 soldiers were martyred during Operation Vijay in 1999, another 3,987 have been killed between 2000 and 2012.

News pressed from TOI Online. Read the full story here.

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