New Delhi: Counter-terrorist operations claimed 149 defence personnel over the last three years, of which 92 alone were reported in conflict-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the Government said today.
In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence Subhash Bhamre said 27 defence personnel lost their lives in counter-terrorist operations in 2015.
The number spiralled to 55 in 2016 and 10 until March 15 this year.
Manipur saw a total of 32 casualties, of which 23 defence personnel died in 2015, eight in 2016 and one until March 15.
Over the last three years, 12 defence personnel died in Nagaland, six in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Assam and one in Punjab.