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Republic Day 2018: Indian Army to receive 1 Kirti Chakra, 9 Shaurya Chakras

Major Vijayan Bist of the 4th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, will be conferred with the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime decoration of India

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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The will receive one and nine Shaurya Chakras on the 69th Republic Day celebrations on Friday.

of the 4th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, will be conferred with the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime decoration of India.

On June 6, 2017, Major Bist eliminated two terrorists and saved the life of one comrade amid heavy firing during an encounter with terrorists in Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the third highest peacetime decoration of India, the Shaurya Chakra, will be awarded to nine Army personnel -- Major Akhil Raj RV, Captain Rohit Shukla, Captain Abhinav Shukla, Captain Pradeep Shoury Arya, Havildar Mubarak Ali, Havildar Rabindra Thapa, Naik Narendra Singh, and -- for their gallantry and valour in combating terrorists.  

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 08:29 IST
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