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Martyrs of Kargil War

New Delhi: November 26,2012

530 Soldiers were martyred during Kargil War (Op. Vijay). 3987 soldiers have been killed afterwards during the years 2000-2012.

             54 martyrs of operation Vijay belonged to Rajasthan. 295 soldiers from Rajasthan have been killed during the years 2000-2012.The details of fronts/ posts where they were killed are not maintained.

            All the 7 martyrs from ChuruDistt.in the Kargil war have been provided assistance as per Kargil package.

            As per the extant policy, the Next of Kin of the martyrs were provided following assistance:-

Liberalised Family Pension: Equal to the reckonable emoluments last drawn by the deceased personnel for life to the NoK.

Death Gratuiry:Maximum Rs.3.5 lakh (as applicable)

Ex-qratia :Rs. 10 lakhs

Army Group Insurance Fund:Rs. 15 lakhs in case of officers and Rs. 7.5 lakhs in case of JCO and other ranks of soldiers.

Compensation Package:

a)     dwelling unit assistance- Rs.5 lakhs

b)     Parental assistance- Rs.2 lakhs

c)      Children Education assistance- Rs.1 lakh per child up to 2 children.

In addition the Rajasthan Government also provided assistance.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Ram Singh Kaswan in Lok Sabha today.

 
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