Official records of 1971 Indo-Pak war not destroyed: Antony
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:42
New Delhi: No official records related to the 1971 India-Pakistan war have been destroyed, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

"No official records pertaining to the 1971 war that are available with the Defence Ministry have been destroyed," Defence Minister A K Antony said in reply to a query in the Lower House.

Recently, media reports claimed that several documents relating to certain portions of the war have been destroyed.

Answering another query, Antony said the DRDO is now focusing on customising certain technologies already developed for military operations like Low Intensity Conflicts (LIC).

Some of the products developed include the INSAS 5.56 mm rifle, modern Sub-Machine Gun, Chili grenades and plastic bullets.

In reply to a query on ex-servicemen, Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said, "A total of 12,091 families of martyrs have been provided financial assistance, and 2,625 families have been provided children's education concession. All next of kin who have claimed compensation for schemes have been paid and no claim is outstanding."


First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:42

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