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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Defence:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2065

TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.03.2008

 Armed forces Personnel Who Died in Action .

2065.

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?

ANSWER


MINISTER OF DEFENCE

(SHRI A.K. ANTONY) 

	Army                                                    		84
	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
            	 Total:                                                                    	170 



(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.