President Murmu approves 412 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces personnel

Tags: Defence Awards

President Droupadi Murmu on 25 January approved 412 Gallantry awards, including six Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras for Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 74th Republic Day. 

An overview of the news

  • These include six Kirti Chakras, including four posthumous, and 15 Shaurya Chakras includingtwo posthumous.

  • These include one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 92 Sena Medals, including four posthumous, one Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), seven Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 29 Param Vishisht Seva Medals.

  • The Kirti Chakra is India's second highest gallantry award after the Ashoka Chakra. The Shaurya Chakra is the country's third highest gallantry award.

  • The President has also awarded the President's Tatrakshak Medal to Indian Coast Guard personnel for conspicuous gallantry, exceptional devotion to duty and distinguished service.

Kirti Chakra Awardees

  • Major Shubhang of the Dogra Regiment from Indian Army

  • Naik Jitendra Singh of the Rajput Regiment from Indian Army

  • Jammu and Kashmir police constable Rohit Kumar (Posthumous)

  • Sub Inspector Deepak Bhardwaj (Posthumous)

  • Head constable Sodhi Narayan (Posthumous)

  • Head constable Shrawan Kashyap (Posthumous)

Shaurya Chakra Awardees

  • Major Aditya Bhadauria, Kumaon Regiment, Indian Army

  • Captain Arun Kumar, Kumaun Regiment, Indian Army

  • Captain Yudhvir Singh, mechanised infantry, Indian Army

  • Captain Rakesh TR, Parachute Regiment, Indian Army

  • Naik Jasbir Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Indian Army (Posthumous)

  • Naik Vikas Choudhary, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, (Posthumous)

  • Constable Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh, Jammu and Kashmir Police

  • Group Captain Yogeshwar Krishnarao Kandalkar, Air Force

  • Flight Lieutenant Tejpal, Air Force

  • Squadron leader Sandeep Kumar Jhajhria, Air Force

  • Corporal Anand Singh, Air Force

  • Leading aircraftman Sunil Kumar, Air Force

  • Assistant Commandant Satendra Singh

  • Deputy Commandant Vikki Kumar Pandey

  • Constable Vijay Oraon

Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Major Rakesh Kumar, Indian Army

Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Late CDR Nishant Singh (Posthumous), Navy

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Wing Commander Sumedh Ashok Jamkar, Air Force

  • Squadron leader Krishna Kumar Singh, Air Force

  • Junior Warrant officer Srikanth Bonam, Air Force

  • Sergeant Pankaj Kumar Rana, Air Force

  • Corporal Satendra Kumar, Air Force

  • Corporal Anthony Mang Kham, Air Force

  • Leading Aircraftman Ravinder Singh, Air Force

Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal

  • Lieutenant General Ram Chander Tiwari, Indian Army

  • Lieutenant General Anindiya Sengupta, Indian Army

  • Lieutenant General Amardeep Singh Aujla, Indian Army

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