In the Pampore encounter, which ended on February 22, the Indian army lost its three best men- two young officers and a jawan from the Para Special Forces.
However, it is not an isolated incident as there has been a rise in the death of Indian soldiers.
It is reported that the rise has been due to an increase in the militancy-related attacks in the valley.
Another reason for the rise in the death of soldiers can be the dubious sources who plant wrong information on Army units operating in the valley.
Earlier, two jawans were killed in a 22-hour gunfight in the Chowkibal forest in Kupwara.
Last year, Para commando Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami was killed along with another commando in the militant attack.
Lance Goswami was awarded Ashok Chakra on Republic Day this year.
While speaking to Topyaps, a well-known security expert, explained:
“Local militants are well versed with the security tactics and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).”
Jammu and Kashmir Police has also witnessed the loss of its officers. A techno-savvy officer, popularly known as Altaf Laptop, and another brave officer died while fighting with militants.
According to South Asia Terrorism Portal, 23 security personnel were killed in 2015 during a battle with terrorists.