NEW DELHI - 2019 is becoming one of the most violent periods for Indian Forces in recent times.
The Army alone has lost 10 men, five of them before the tragic car bombing in Pulwama killing 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers on February 14. Since Pulwama, five more Army men and eight other security personnel have died.
Last year was one of the bloodiest for the security forces as around 100 of them were killed.
The number has crossed 55 in the first two months of this year.
But the number of miliants killed in operations is also rising. Till February 14, 28 militants were killed and another 16 have been eliminated after Pulwama.
The Indian Air Force has lost 7 planes in the first three months of 2019.
Reflecting in the tough times and extremely tense situation is the stark rise in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC).