Indian Army casualties in Occupied Kashmir doubled in 2016
According to Defense Ministry sources, 60 soldiers were killed in J&K till December 15 this year — compared to 33 soldiers in 2015 and 32 in 2014.
Of the 60 soldiers who died this year, 23 were killed in operations at the LoC, ceasefire violations, counter-infiltration and BAT operations.
In contrast, only four soldiers died on the LoC in 2015, and five in 2014. A senior Army official from Udhampur said “our posts on the LoC are better prepared than the Pakistanis. These posts are in much better shape and, despite their best attempts, our casualties have been limited.
An active LoC will always have more chances of casualties than a non-active one.”