10:58pm, 20th September, 2016
Terrorist attacks on army personnel in Jammu Kashmir is not a new phenomenon.
The attack on army base in Uri on Sunday morning shook the nation. Four heavily armed terrorists striked on Army Administrative Unit near its brigade headquarters in Baramulla district’s Uri sector which left 18 soldiers dead and 30 injured. All the four terrorists were killed when army men countered back. Army announced” These terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad Tanzeem .”
“Since the terrorists had some items with Pakistani markings, I have spoken to the Pakistan DGMO and conveyed our serious concerns on the same” DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said in a statement to the media. After this attack Rajnath Singh, Home Minister condemned and postponed his foreign visits. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday to notify him about the terror attack.
Officials say the government plans to raise this issue at UN when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the General assembly. The military has increased patrolling across LOC. It has started to strike terror camps and their chiefs in POK and targets Pakistan army post permitting infiltration.
This is not the first time when Indian Army or any Indian Security unit has been targeted by the terrorists. Here is the list of 10 major terrorist attacks on Indian Security forces in last 5 years.
1. Uri Attack – September 18, 2016
This is the most recent attack on Indian Army by four terrorists who killed 18 soldiers and injured 30. The government started conducting high level meetings and many ministers condemned the attack. But no strict action has been taken till now rather than banning soci-economic trade with Pakistan.
2. Nowhatta Attack – August 15, 2016
A CRPF commander was killed in a terror attack in Srinagar Nowhatta area on Monday, two hours before Independence Day parade in the area. The CO Sankalp Kumar lost his life , eight CRPF personnel, and a police constable were injured . The J&K government condemned the attack.
3. Pampre Attack – June 25, 2016
Pampore attack was an attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants on 25 June 2016, near the town of Pampore in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This attack killed 8 CRPF personnel and injured 20. Mehboba Mufti , Chief Minister J&K and Home Minister Rajnath Singh Condemned the attack.
4. Pathankot Attack – January 2, 2016
Terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force Station at Pathankot. Four attackers, one civilian and seven security personnel were killed while 20 soldiers were injured in the attack that lasted four days.The 2016 Pathankot attack was a terrorist attack committed on 2 January 2016 by a heavily armed group which attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranav Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the attack and sweetly warned Pakistan.
On 27 July 2015 three gunmen dressed in army uniforms opened fire on a bus and then attacked the Dina Nagar police station in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India. The attack resulted in the death of three civilians and four policemen, including a superintendent of police; fifteen others were injured. In addition, five bombs were found planted on the Amritsar–Pathankot line on a rail-bridge near Parmanand railway station, five kilometers from the site of the attack. All three attackers were killed in the operation, which lasted almost 12 hours.The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the attacks were carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
6. Chandel Attack – June 4, 2015
This was worst attack at that time on army.At least 18 soldiers were killed and 11 others were injured when around 50 militants ambushed an army convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned about the attack. Home Minister, Rajnath Singh gave orders to take strongest possible action on militants and the case was handled to National Intelligence Agency(NIA). Five days later, a troop of commando went deep in Myanmar and killed around 20 militants.This was the most quick and effective response to this kind of terrorist activity.
A ‘fidayeen’ squad of militants in Army fatigues stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, killing four persons, including three security personnel, and leaving 10 others injured in the wee hours on March 20 2015. Nine person were injured, 7 CRPF personnel one policeman and a civilian.
8. Mohra Attack – December 5, 2014
Militants attacked an army camp at Mohra, in Uri, the regional headquarters of the army’s artillery regiment. Eight soldiers and three policemen were killed and also six militants. The attack came two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar ahead of the third phase of assembly elections in the state. It was also a pre-dawn attack just like the one on September 18.
Srinagar attack was an attack on Indian Army convoy by the militants in Haiderpura area of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir in which eight jawans were killed
The attack took place in Hyderpura when Army trucks were travelling from Leh on Baramullah-Jammu National highway. The attack came as a day ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to the Srinagar.
10. Bemina Attack – March 13, 2013
An attack on a CRPF camp at Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, occurred on March 13, 2013. It resulted in the death of five CRPF personnel and 2 attackers. 10 others were also injured include security personnel and civilians.The shootout lasted 30 minutes. Five CRPF men died and ten others were injured, including four civilians. The perpetrators were both killed by the CRPF personnel. Two AK-47 rifles, five magazines, two pistols and four grenades were recovered from attackers. A curfew was then imposed in Kashmir.
There have been no war since 1999 but around 4500 army men have lost their lives till now. So is there anyone to appreciate the risk & danger these Jawans go through while guarding the nation. Every time opposition will stand for them not the acting government.