A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub Inspector posted in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir died due to coronavirus on Wednesday.
The official was posted with the 198th battalion of the force and this is the 18th coronavirus death in the country's largest paramilitary.
The about 3.25 lakh personnel-strong force has reported more than 4,070 cases of COVID-19 till now out of which 2,134 personnel are under treatment while the rest have recovered.
As many as 125 fresh cases of the pandemic were reported in the force on Thursday, official data said.
The CRPF is the main internal security force of the country with its three main combat theatres being operations in Left Wing Extremism affected states, counter-terrorist duties in Jammu and Kashmir and counter-insurgency tasks in the north east states.