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144 military, paramilitary personnel awarded gallantry awards

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Gallantry Awards

Gallantry Awards: 144 Gallantry awards to Armed Forces, police, and paramilitary personnel were awarded by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces President Ram Nath Kovind on the eve of Independence Day 2021.

Key Details:

  • These include one Ashok Chakra, one Kirti Chakra, 15 ShauryaChakras, four-bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 116 Sena Medals (Gallantry), five Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry), and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
  • The President has also approved 28 Mention-in-Despatches to the Army personnel for their significant contributions in different military operations which include three posthumous for ‘Operation Rakshak.’
  • Besides, President also approved four awards for conspicuous gallantry and meritorious service to ICG personnel including one Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry), and three Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service).
  • ASI of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Babu Ram has been posthumously honoured with Ashok Chakra while Altaf Hussain Bhat who was serving as a Constable in Jammu and Kashmir police has been posthumously honoured with the Kirti Chakra.

Note: For the first time in J&K police history, Ashok, Kirti, and Shaurya chakras have been awarded to the force together.

  • Of 15 Shaurya Chakras, six have gone to the Army, including one posthumous; three to CRPF; two to Odisha Police, both posthumously; two to the Air Force; and one each to the Navy and J&K Police (posthumous).
  • All of the Army’s Shaurya Chakras were awarded for operations of intercepting or killing militants in J&K.
  • For the Air Force, Shaurya Chakras were given to pilots who displayed exceptional expertise, and skill to maneuver their aircraft after they had developed some issues, and regaining control of the aircraft, and preventing major disasters.
  • One of the Vayu Sena medals was awarded to Squadron Leader Deepak Mohanan who is on deputation with the Coast Guard since 2017.
  • His citation mentioned that as captain of a Chetak helicopter, Mohanan “displayed extraordinary courage and professional skills of a very high order wherein he carried out a damage assessment of fire and explosion on-board MT Diamond, a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) off the east coast of Sri Lanka, carrying 3.40 lakh metric tonnes of crude oil”.

List of the personnel being conferred with gallantry awards on the occasion of Independence Day:

Ashok Chakra

  • ASI Babu Ram, J&K Police (Posthumous)

Shaurya Chakra

  • Maj Arun Kumar Pandey, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Maj Ravi Kumar Chaudhary, Grenadiers, 55 Rr
  • Capt Ashutosh Kumar, 18 Madras (Posthumous)
  • Capt Vikas Khatri, Mech Inf, 16 Rr
  • Rfn Mukesh Kumar, Raj Rif, 9 Rr
  • Sep Neeraj Ahlawat, Jat, 34 Rr
  • Captain Sachin Reuben Sequeira – Navy
  • Group Captain Perminder Antil (26686) Flying (Pilot) – Air Force
  • Wing Commander Varun Singh (27987) Flying (Pilot) – Air Force
  • Chitesh Kumar, Deputy Commandant, Crpf
  • Manjinder Singh, Sub Inspector, Crpf
  • Sunil Choudhary, Constable, Crpf
  • Debasis Sethy, Commando, Odisha Police (Posthumous)
  • Sudhir Kumar Tudu, Commando, Odisha Police (Posthumous)
  • Shahbaz Ahmad, Special Police Officer, J&k Police (Posthumous)

Bar To Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Lt Col Krishna Kant Bajpai, Sm**, 6 Rajput
  • Maj Surendra Singh Lamba, Sm, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Maj Rahul Balamohan, Sm, Mahar, 1 Rr
  • Maj Ankit Dahiya, Sm, Punjab, 22 Rr

Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Lt Col Dhirendra Pratap Singh Rawat, 3/11 Gr
  • Lt Col Bhagat Akshay Suresh, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Lt Col Manpreet Singh, Sikh Li, 19 Rr
  • Lt Col Chetan Kaushik, 37 (I) R&o Flt
  • Maj Bharat Singh Jhala, Jat, 34 Rr
  • Maj Yashovardhan Bhati, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Maj Ankit Thakur, Arty, 6 Assam Rif
  • Maj Rakesh Ranjan, 3 Gr, 32 Rr
  • Maj Rohit Sharma, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Maj Anil Kandpal, Engrs, 44 Rr
  • Maj Ajit Pal Singh, 8 Sikh
  • Maj Govind Joshi, 5 Gr, Hq Sff
  • Maj Anil Kumar Rangi, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Maj Gaurav Anand Bourai, Engrs, 1 Rr
  • Maj Vipranshu Pandey, Engrs, 42 Rr
  • Maj Gaurav Choudhary, 10 Para (Sf)
  • Maj Tapan Kumar Tamang, Jak Rif, 52 Rr
  • Maj Narender Kumar, Sigs, 24 R&o Flt
  • Maj Abhishek Kumar, Arty, 32 Rr
  • Maj Ashutosh Kumar, Engrs, 2 Rr
  • Maj Randeep Singh, Jak Rif, 3 Rr
  • Maj Mahendra Singh, Asc, 42 Rr
  • Maj Rahul Dutta, Arty, 32 Assam Rif
  • Maj Satish Kumar Gupta, Sigs, 44 Rr
  • Maj Sahil Sharma, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Maj Mayank Vishnoi, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Maj Athul James, Engrs, 1 Rr
  • Maj Rohit Kumar Upreti, Engrs, 34 Rr
  • Maj Pathak Saket, Eme, 44 Rr
  • Maj Ankesh Jarial, Engrs, 3 Rr
  • Maj Naorem Chingthangkhomba Singh, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Maj Kundan Kumar, Engrs, 42 Rr
  • Maj Harjeet Singh, 5 Rajput
  • Maj Manish Kumar Verma, Sigs, 19 Rr
  • Maj Vibhore Joshi, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Maj Abhishek Ghosh, Eme, 55 Rr
  • Capt Aaditya Anand Tyagi, Assam, 42 Rr
  • Capt Surya Prakash, Armd, 53 Rr
  • Capt Neil Silas Lobo, Armd, 55 Rr
  • Capt Sanjay Kumar Khanka, Jat, 34 Rr
  • Capt Rohit Kumar Swami, 19 Garh Rif
  • Capt Snehashish Paul, Sigs, 3 Rr
  • Capt Manoj Kumar Kataria, 18 Jak Rif
  • Sub Sukhdev Singh, 16 Grenadiers (Posthumous)
  • Sub Amar Pal Singh, Jat, 34 Rr
  • Sub Satwarg Singh, 15 Sikh Li
  • Sub Balkar Singh, Sikh Li, 19 Rr
  • Nb Sub Anil Kumar, 38 Fd Regt
  • Nb Sub Ravinder, 16 Grenadiers (Posthumous)
  • Nb Sub Sukhwinder Singh, 8 Sikh
  • Nb Sub Rajwinder Singh, 1 Sikh Li (Posthumous)
  • Nb Sub Pushakar Raj, 18 Jak Rif
  • Dfr Ranjit Kumar, Armd, 22 Rr
  • Hav Gurjeet Singh, 9 Para (Sf)
  • Hav Suresh Dewan, Jak Rif, 3 Rr
  • Hav Rakesh Kumar Tiwary, Mech Inf, 50 Rr
  • Hav Hardhan Chandra Roy, 59 Med Regt (Posthumous)
  • Hav Cheekala Praveen Kumar, 18 Madras (Posthumous)
  • Hav Mahaveer Singh, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Hav Kayam Singh, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Hav Gokaran Singh, 21 Kumaon (Posthumous)
  • Hav Ajit Singh, 15 Sikh Li
  • Hav Guljar Singh, Mahar, 1 Rr
  • Hav Showkat Ahmad Sheikh, 9 Para (Sf)
  • Nk Rakesh Kumar, Jak Rif, 3 Rr
  • Nk Radhe Shyam, Mech Inf, 42 Rr
  • Nk Govind Singh, Punjab, 22 Rr
  • Nk Rajwinder Singh, Punjab, 53 Rr (Posthumous)
  • Nk Sayar Khan, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Nk Shaitan Singh Meena, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Nk Jeevan Singh, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Nk Shivaji, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Nk Gurpreet Singh, Sikh Li, 19 Rr
  • Nk Baljit Kumar, Mahar, 1 Rr
  • L/nk Nongmaithem Dhanabir Singh, 21 Para (Sf)
  • L/nk Himmat Singh, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • L/nk Brij Mohan, Mech Inf, 16 Rr
  • L/nk Kuldeep Kumar, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • L/nk Dileep Kumar Yadav, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • L/nk Rajendra Singh Dosad, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • L/nk Surya Bahadur Soti, 3/3 Gr
  • Sep Jahaneer Ahmad War, Sikh Li, 163 Inf Bn (Ta)
  • Sep Mohit Bhadana, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Samsad Ali, Mech Inf, 42 Rr
  • Sep Gautam Tamang, Mech Inf, 9 Rr
  • Sep Prashant Sharma, Mech Inf, 50 Rr (Posthumous)
  • Sep Manish Kumar, Armd, 55 Rr
  • Sep Kuldeep Singh, Armd, 55 Rr
  • Sep Rohin Kumar, 14 Punjab (Posthumous)
  • Sep Ryada Maheshwar, 18 Madras (Posthumous)
  • Sep Ashish Kumar, Grenadiers, 55 Rr
  • Sep Hawa Singh, Grenadiers, 55 Rr
  • Sep Lachchhu Singh, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Gaurav Kumar Tomar, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Jitendra Singh Jodha, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Anuj Mavi, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Anuj Rana, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Rajesh Singh Kasana, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Deepak Kumar, Jat, 34 Rr
  • Sep Elonthung N Patton, Assam, 42 Rr
  • Sep Ramandeep Singh, Sikh Li, 19 Rr
  • Sep Tanveer Ahmed, Jak Li, 55 Rr
  • Rfn Rohit, Jak Rif, 3 Rr
  • Rfn Naranjan, Jak Rif, 3 Rr
  • Rfn Sajad Hussain Khan, Jak Li, 9 Rr
  • Spr Bibin C, Engrs, 44 Rr
  • Spr Sivakumar G, Engrs, 44 Rr
  • Spr Burla Anjaneyulu, Engrs, 1 Rr
  • Gdr Vikash Kumar Ram, Grenadiers, 29 Rr
  • Gdr Ravi Kumar Singh, Grenadiers, 29 Rr (Posthumous)
  • Gdr Prashant Singh, Grenadiers, 29 Rr (Posthumous)
  • Gnr Bhupender, 327 Med Regt (Posthumous)
  • Gnr Subodh Ghosh, 59 Med Regt (Posthumous)
  • Ptr Manmohan Singh, 4 Para (Sf)
  • Swr Jilajeet Yadav, Armd, 53 Rr (Posthumous)
  • Scout Tashi Namgyal Lepcha, 11 Gr, 1 Sikkim Scouts

Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Captain Prashant Handu – Navy
  • Commander Sunil S Korti – Navy
  • Commander Bipin Panikar – Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Raj Krishna Manu – Navy
  • Prahlad, Mca (Fd) Ii – Navy

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)

  • Wing Commander Uttar Kumar – Air Force
  • Squadron Leader Deepak Mohanan – Air Force

Mention-in-despatches

Operation Rakshak

  • Col Jasbir Singh Maan, 666 Army Avn Sqn (R&o)
  • Lt Col Shiv Bahadur Singh, 112 Engr Regt
  • Maj Swapnil Zende, Arty, 34 R&o Flt
  • Maj Deepak Kumar Singh, Asc, 3 Rr
  • Maj Partha Sarathi Batabyal, Arty, 29 Rr
  • Maj Pradip Shukla, 11 Garh Rif
  • Maj Aditya Bhadauria, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Maj Himanshu Pradhan, 8 Sikh
  • Capt Shivam Dagur, Sigs, 1 Rr
  • Capt Sachin Malhotra, 33 R&o Flt
  • Lt Harinder Jit Singh, 4 Grenadiers
  • Hav Kuljinder Singh, Sikh Li, 2 Rr
  • Nk Roshan Singh, 628 Sata Bty
  • Nk Karuppa Samy K, 872 Lt Regt
  • Nk Aneesh Thomas, 17 Madras (Posthumous)
  • Nk Mandle Pradip Sahebrao, 10 Mahar (Posthumous)
  • Nk Kuldeep Kumar, Jak Li, 19 Rr
  • Nk Sartaj Ahmad Wagay, Jak Li, 50 Rr
  • Nk Rayees Ahmad Magray, Jak Li, 42 Rr
  • Nk Vikram Singh, 11 Garh Rif
  • L/nk Gaurav Singh, 8 Garh Rif
  • L/nk Kamlesh Pant, Kumaon, 50 Rr
  • Sep Ladhu Singh, Rajput, 44 Rr
  • Sep Khuvendra Singh, Armd, 55 Rr

Operation Snow Leopard

  • L/dfr Vikram Singh, 90 Armd Regt (Posthumous)

Operation Rhino

  • Maj Soubam Kinobabu Singh, Jak Li, 15 Assam Rif
  • Nb Sub Prem Kumar Tamang, 3/11 Gr
  • L/nk Anal Jyoti Nath, Assam, 166 Inf Bn (Ta)

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