14538 acres Defence land under illegal occupation: Govt
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 18:09
  
New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that around 14538 acres of Defence land was under illegal occupation or encroachment at different locations across the country.

"10,441.42 acres of Defence land was under encroachment and 4097.96 acres was under illegal occupation across the country," Defence Minister A K Antony said in reply to a Rajya Sabha query.

He said the ministry was taking action to get back the land from illegal encroachers and occupants.

Meanwhile, replying to another query, Antony said the security forces had killed 1,463 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir since 2006 and lost 236 of its men, including 21 officers, 17 Junior Commissioned Officers and 198 jawans.

In reply to another query, Antony said that the IAF had grounded the fleet of its Su-30 MKI aircraft after one of it had crashed over Jaisalmer, killing Wing Commander P S Narah from IAF's Directorate of Flight Safety.

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First Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 18:09


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