10 attacks on army establishments since 2014: Minister

New Delhi: There have been a total of 10 attacks on army establishments in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in the deaths of 38 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

In a written reply, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said there were no attacks on army bases outside Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the reply, there were two attacks on army camps in the state in 2014, two in 2015, five in 2016, and one in 2017.

The highest number of casualties was in 2016, when 26 soldiers were killed. Nineteen personnel died in the Uri terror attack while seven others were killed in an attack in Nagrota in 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 added.

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