2016: The deadliest year for Indian Army in J&K

It is the highest toll since 2010, when 69 soldiers had died in Jammu and Kashmir, as per South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP).

With the death of 18 soldiers in the horrific terror attack in Uri area of Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, a total of 64 army jawans have lost their lives in the Valley this year so far.

It is the highest toll since 2010, when 69 soldiers had died, as per the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP).

Over the last three decades, the 20-year period between 1990 and 2010 was the most violent, while the period after 2011 relatively more peaceful, according to the SATP data.

The year 2012, when 16 civilians and 17 soldiers died, was the most peaceful. After that, the death toll rose.

A series of infiltration attempts along the LoC were stopped this year, which has seen a “marked increase” over the previous three years, according to an army statement.

-With inputs from IANS

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