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President approves 132 Gallantry awards

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind, the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, has approved 132 awards to armed forces personnel and members of the paramilitary forces. The awards include two Kirti Chakras, one Vir Chakra and 14 Shaurya Chakras.

Kirti Chakra was awarded Sapper Prakash Jadhav of the Indian Army for valour displayed by him during an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. Jadhav later succumbed to injuries.

Of the 14 Shaurya Chakra awards, seven were conferred posthumously, including one to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal who lost his life while fighting with terrorists in an Army operation in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year.

He had also approved eight Bar to Sena Medals (gallantry), 90 Sena Medals (Gallantry), five Nao Sena Medals (gallantry), seven Vayu Sena Medals (gallantry) and five Yudh Seva Medals.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also approved four Mention-in-Despatches to army personnel for their signification contributions in different military operations which include one posthumous for 'Operation Anantnag Town. PTI PR

Below is the list of awardees:


* KIRTI CHAKRA

SAPPER PRAKASH JADHAV (ARMY)

HARSHPAL SINGH, DY COMMANDANT, CRPF (MHA)

* VIR CHAKRA

WING COMMANDER VARTHAMAN ABHINANDAN (AIR FORCE)

* SHAURYA CHAKRA

LT. COL. AJAY SINGH KUSHWAH (ARMY)

MAJOR VIBHUTI SHANKAR DHOUNDIYAL (POSTHOMOUS-ARMY)

CAPTAIN MAHESHKUMAR BHURE (ARMY)

LANCE NAIK SANDEEP SINGH (POSTHOMOUS-ARMY)

SEPOY BRAJESH KUMAR (POSTHOMOUS-ARMY)

SEPOY HARI SINGH (POSTHOMOUS-ARMY)

RIFLEMAN AJVEER SINGH CHAUHAN (ARMY)

RIFLEMAN SHIVE KUMAR (POSTHOMOUS-ARMY)

AMIT SINGH RANA (NAVY)

SABLE DNYANESHWAR SHRIRAM (CRPF)

ZAKER HUSSAIN, CONSTABLE (CRPF)

ASHIQ HUSSAIN MALIK, SPECIAL POLICE OFFICIAL (POSTHUMOUS)

SUBASH CHANDER, HEAD CONSTABLE, (J&K)

IMRAN HUSSAIN TAK, SUB INSPECTOR (POSTHUMOUS)

*BAR TO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

COL. ASHUTOSH SHARMA

MAJOR K NAVEEN REDDY

MAJOR SAGAR PRAKASH PARDESHI

MAJOR TASOU PRAO

MAJOR MD SAHWAJ ALAM

MAJOR KAUSTUBH PRAKASHKUMAR RANE (POSTHUMOUS)

MAJOR MANISH KUMAR SINGH

SEPOY SUNIL KUMAR, SENA MEDAL

* SENA MEDAL(GALLANTRY)

LT. COL. RAJESH CHOUDHARY

LT. COL. BHAGWAN SINGH BISHT

LT COL.

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First Published: Wed, August 14 2019. 21:45 IST
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