131 militant attacks on Army in last four years: Defence Ministry

131 militant attacks on Army in last four years: Defence Ministry

New Delhi, Jul 17: In the last four years, there have been 131 militant attacks on the Indian Army bases and personnel in Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states of the country, Defence Ministry informed Parliament on Wednesday.
As per the Defence Ministry’s reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the government said in 2016, 15 attacks took place while in 2017, the number of attacks rose to 33.
In 2018, the number of attacks came to 65 while in the first seven months of this year, 18 attacks have taken place.
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik clarified that no naval ship or establishment had come under attack during the last three years.
The Defence Ministry said while it holds an inquiry into all incidents of attacks, it had constituted a committee under Lt Gen (Retd) Philip Campose to enquire the incident at Air Force Station Pathankot and to recommend remedial measures to strengthen the security of various military establishments across the country.
“Based on the Committee’s recommendations, various measures including strengthening of physical security through the layered defence and perimeter security, deployment of Quick Reaction Teams, use of airborne platforms, etc., for the security of defence installations have been instituted. Periodical review of the security arrangements based on threat assesses,” the government said.