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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1978
ANSWERED ON:  31.07.2015
Death of Soldiers in Siachen
OM PRAKASH YADAV
Will the Minister of



DEFENCE be pleased to state:-


(a) the total number of soldiers lost their lives in Siachen during each of the last three years and the current year;

(b) whether the Government has taken any diplomatic measure to maintain the strategic importance of the region; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)


(a) The details of fatal casualties occurred in Siachen during the last three years and the current year are as under:-

Year Fatal Casualties

2012 12
2013 10
2014 06
2015
(upto 24th July) 05


(b) & (c): Government’s principled and consistent position on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir is that the entire state of the Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of the Indian Union. A part of the territory of the State is under illegal occupation of Pakistan. India is committed to discuss all outstanding issues with Pakistan through a peaceful bilateral dialogue.

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