Casualties suffered by Armed Forces Jawans in the last five years, year-wise as on 14.03.2022

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Casualties suffered by Armed Forces Jawans in the last five years, year-wise as on 14.03.2022

Casualties suffered by Armed Forces Jawans in the last five years, year-wise GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

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Casualties suffered by Armed Forces Jawans in the last five years, year-wise

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1328
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14TH  MARCH, 2022

CASUALTIES SUFFERED BY ARMED FORCES JAWANS

  1. SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE:

Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of casualties (fatal and non-fatal) suffered by Armed Forces jawans in terrorist attacks across the country in the last five years, year-wise;

(b) the details of the compensation and support provided to the families of the deceased/injured soldiers over this period; and

(c) the details of the total compensation given to families of such deceased soldiers in the current year?

A N S W E R

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): The details of battle casualties (fatal and non-fatal) suffered by the armed forces personnel in terrorist attacks/ Counter Terrorist Operations during the last five years are as under:

Year Army Casualties Indian Air Force Casualties
  Fatal Non-Fatal Fatal Non-Fatal
2017 40 118 03 00
2018 47 102 00 00
2019 27 54 00 00
2020 23 35 00 00
2021 19 14 00 00
2022 00 00 00 02

No Naval personnel suffered any casualty during this period.

(b) Details of compensation and support provided to the families of the deceased/injured soldiers of Indian Army are as under:

Ser No Year Amount disbursed to Fatal Casualties in Crs Amount disbursed to Non Fatal Casualties in Crs
(a) 2017 0.88 0.97
(b) 2018 1.04 0.87
(c) 2019 0.74 0.65
(d) 2020 2.16 0.96
(e) 2021 2.32 0.04
Total 7.14 3.49
Grand Total 10.63 Crs

Children Education Concession. Educational concessions are admissible to children of Armed Forces personnel killed/ missing/ disabled. Details of beneficiaries are as under:-

Ser No FY No of Beneficiaries Amount Disbursed
(a) 2017-18 3264 18.25 Cr
(b) 2018-19 2699 19.00 Cr
(c) 2019-20 3282 21.35 Cr
(d) 2020-21 2735 19.00 Cr
(e) 2021-22 2690 17.00 Cr

Various Rail and Air Travel Concessions are also provided to defence personnel killed in action and their widows.

The details of compensation and support provided to Next of Kins of the deceased Indian Air Force personnel are as under:

S. No. Name Details of Pensionary Benefits paid
(i) Cpl Nilesh Kumar Nayan LFP – Rs. 42,200/-
DCRG – Rs. 5,31,720/-
Ex Gratia – Rs. 35,00,000/-
(ii) Sgt Khairnar Milind Kishor LFP – Rs. 46,340/-
DCRG – Rs. 8,49,600/-
Ex Gratia – Rs. 35,00,000/-
(iii) Cpl JP Nirala LFP – Rs. 41,175/-
DCRG – Rs. 8,64,000/-
Ex Gratia – Rs. 35,00,000/-

(c): The details of the total compensation from Armed Forces Battle Casualty Fund given to the families of the deceased soldiers in the current year is as under:

Ser No Year No of Fatal Casualties Amount in Cr
(i) 2022 02 0.16

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