Condition of families of martyrs

Number of soldiers from various states killed on duty (Battle Casualties) during the last three years are as under:

Year Officers JCOs OR Total
2006 17 17 193 227
2007 16 27 175 218
2008 16 15 146 177
2009(Till 20th July 09) 5 3 60 68
Total 54 62 574 690

State-wise data is not being maintained.

The next of kin of Armed Forces personnel who die during the under mentioned circumstances are paid following rates of ex-gratia from Central Government:-

I.Death occurring due to accidents in course of duties- Rs.10 lakhs;

II.Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists etc- Rs.10 lakhs;

III.Death occurring during the enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists etc.- Rs.15 lakhs;

IV.Death occurring during enemy action in international war or war-like engagements specially notified- Rs.20 lakhs.

The ex-gratia amount payables by concerned State Governments vary from State to State.

No claim is outstanding with the Army Headquarters.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M.M. Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Harsh Vardhan and Ashok Argal in Lok Sabha today


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