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4,132 Paramilitary Personnel Died Between 2017 and 2019, MHA Informs Lok Sabha

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers pay homage to slain soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil War at a war memorial, inside a Border Security Force headquarter, in Srinagar. (Image: AFP)

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers pay homage to slain soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil War at a war memorial, inside a Border Security Force headquarter, in Srinagar. (Image: AFP)

The highest number of personnel who died during their service period belonged to the CRPF (1,597), followed by 725 of the BSF, 671 of the CISF, 429 of the ITBP, 329 of the SSB and 381 of the Assam Rifles, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said.

A total of 4,132 paramilitary personnel died during duty between 2017 and 2019, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the deaths include gazetted officers, subordinate officers and other ranks.

The highest number of personnel who died during their service period belonged to the CRPF (1,597), followed by 725 of the BSF, 671 of the CISF, 429 of the ITBP, 329 of the SSB and 381 of the Assam Rifles, he said replying to a written question.

first published:September 15, 2020, 18:26 IST