Forces lost 176 personnel in past two years

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SRINAGAR, JULY 11 (PTK):  Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel have lost At least 176 lives while on duty in the past two years in which CRPF lost 81 of its personnel The New Indian Express reported.

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India’s largest paramilitary force, CRPF, which is at the forefront of the fight against Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and is fighting militants in Kashmir, lost 52 personnel in 2017 and 29 in 2018.

The Indo-Tibetian Border Police, posted in inhospitable terrains in areas bordering China and for internal security duties, has reported the second highest casualty with 44 deaths, according to information shared by Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in the Rajya Sabha.

The Border Security Force, which faces the brunt of Pakistani shelling and violence from smugglers along the border with Bangladesh, lost 32 personnel in 2017 and 2018.  (PTK)

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