India misplaced 95 troopers throughout Pakistan ceasefire violations and border skirmishes with China since 2014: Centre

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The Centre on Wednesday acknowledged that India has misplaced 95 troopers, 75 of them throughout ceasefire violation by Pakistan and 20 extra troopers throughout border skirmishes with China since 2014.

In reply to a query in Parliament, Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Shripad Naik gave an in depth reply. In 2015, 4 troopers misplaced their lives when Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation alongside the Line of Control (LoC); in 2016, seven troopers misplaced their lives; in 2017, 23 troopers had been martyred; in 2018, 19 troopers misplaced their lives and in 2020 (until September 14), 9 troopers martyred.

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With China, 20 Indian troopers misplaced their lives in 2020, added Naik.

The deadly casualties of Army personnel in battle since 2014 stands at 738, acknowledged Naik. In 2014, 78 personnel misplaced their lives; in 2015, 109 personnel had been martyred; in 2016, 133 personnel misplaced their lives; in 2017, 137 had been martyred; in 2018, 117 personnel misplaced their lives; in 2019, 107 had been martyred, and in 2020, 57 personnel misplaced their lives.

Details of financial advantages/ entitlements to the NOK of battle casualty (deadly):

1) Compensation/Pension/Terminal Dues paid by the govt..

(a) Liberalized household pension (LFP ): As relevant to Battle Casualty that is the same as emoluments final drawn by the deceased particular person.

(b) Ex-gratia lump sum compensation from Central Government:- 

(i) Death occurring on account of accidents in the middle of duties, Rs 25 lakh

(ii) Death in the middle of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists. and so on. Rs 25 lakh 

(iii) Death occurring throughout enemy motion in struggle or border skirmishes or in motion in opposition to militants, terrorist. etc- Rs. 35 lakh

(iv) Death occurring whereas on obligation within the specified excessive altitude, inaccessible border posts and so on. on account of pure disasters, excessive climate situations Rs 35 lakh

(v) Death occurring throughout enemy motion in worldwide struggle or warlike engagements that are specifically notified Rs 45 lakh

(c) Death-cum-Retirement gratuity (DCRG): Based on the size of service rendered and emoluments final drawn by the deceased particular person.

(d) Disable/struggle harm aspect of pension launched by PCDA (P) Allahabad, as relevant.

2. Compensation/Pension/Terminal Dues (Ex-gratia) paid by the state govt. As relevant. Rates differ from State to State.

3. Other Benefits by the Govt:

(a) Compassionate Appointment to the NOK: As per eligibility and qualification of NOK of BC by respective Line Dates (as per Govt Scheme)

(b) Education Concessions: Full reimbursement of the schooling payment. Also full reimbursement of Hostel expenses for these finding out in boarding faculties and faculties.

(c) Fare and Rail Travel Concession: 75% concession on base fare by Indian Air Lines and for travel by Second Class Sleeper by prepare.