GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2065
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.03.2008
Armed forces Personnel Who Died in Action .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of Armed Forces personnel who died in action during 2007 with break up force-wise; and
(b) whether the families of the above have any outstanding claim/benefit that are yet to be cleared by the Central/State Governments?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
Assam Rifles 11
Border Security Force 02
Central Industrial Security Force 02
Central Reserve Police Force 71
Indo-Tibetan Border Police Nil
Sashastra Sewa Bal Nil
(b) The claims of the families of Armed Forces personnel dying in action are cleared within 2-3 months except in cases where documentation is not complete or court cases have been filed. However, such cases are monitored regularly at appropriate level. Review of benefits in such matters is undertaken at periodic intervals at appropriate levels.