Headlines News :
Home » » No war in India, but 4000 soldiers killed since 1999

No war in India, but 4000 soldiers killed since 1999

Written By Sambasivarao on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 Without going to war, India has lost close to 4,000 soldiers in counter insurgency 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, said that while 530 soldiers were martyred during Operation Vijay in 1999, another 3,987 have been killed between 2000 and 2012.

But suicide and fragging (to kill a fellow soldier) cases continue to remain as high as ever. Around 1,020 soldiers have committed suicide just since 2003. Disclosing the figures, Antony said while 96 soldiers had committed suicide in 2009, the figures stood at 115 in 2010, 102 (2011) and 81 till now this year.

(Source: Economic times)

About India Gate:

The India Gate is the national monument of India.

Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite.

Share this article :


Speak up your mind

Tell us what you're thinking... !

Page views

Blog Archive


Proudly powered by Blogger
Copyright © 2011. Useful One! - All Rights Reserved
Template Design by Creating Website Published by Mas Template