Formed in February 2017, unit number 617 received one Ashok Chakra, three Shaurya Chakras and two Vayu Sena medals for the successful operations until now.
Last year, the unit eliminated eight terrorists and lost three of its men in two different operations, Chauhan said in his interaction with reporters here.
Describing the two major operations in the Valley, Chauhan, who has been the CO of his team since its inception, said his unit gunned down two terrorists on October 11 last year.
Owing to his (Nirala) knowledge of weapons, I had given him a LMG (light Machines Gun) for operations. Due to his great ability of firepower, we were able to pin down six militants, Chauhan said.
"I am lucky to command this decorated unit, said Chauhan, adding that his unit was raring to go back to the valley.
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