"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
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
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."
New Delhi: No official records related to
the 1971 India-Pakistan war have been destroyed, the Lok Sabha
was informed on Tuesday.
First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:42