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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP) that keep track of military and paramilitary casualties in the South Asian countries said in its latest report that Pakistan armed forces are taking more casualties than their bigger Indian counterpart in the last three years and fatalities are only rising and last year alone Pakistani armed force suffered over double the casualties then India.

According to SATP Data, In 2019 Pakistan had 137 casualties while India had 132, but 2020 saw a rise in Pakistani casualties that jumped to 178 while in India it went down to 106. 2021 in the backdrop of Taliban take over Afghanistan and TTP increasing frequency of its attacks on Pakistani forces it suffered 226 casualties while Indian casualties were the same as the previous year at 104.

Pakistani Military as part of its doctrine doesn’t reveal casualties that happen in cross-border firing with Indian forces but after securing a cease-fire deal with India last February there has been a remarkable drop in the firing incidents and thus casualties have come down on both sides.

Pakistani Military is fighting TTP from the Northern side and Baluchistan rebels on its western side will continue to see a rise in its casualties as surplus American arms left in Afghanistan are making their way to Baluchistan rebels which might see a further increase in the frequency of attacks in 2022.

Note: Above casualty data also includes Army, Paramilitary, and Police from both countries.

SATP is the largest website on terrorism and low intensity warfare in South Asia, and creates the database and analytic context for research and analysis of all extremist movements in the region.

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