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President Pranab Mukherjee approved 67 Gallantry Awards

Aug 17, 2015 10:10 IST

Gallantry AwardsThe President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee on 14 August 2015 approved 67 Gallantry Awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces. The awards were approved on the eve of India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations.  

The approved awards include two Kirti Chakras, 10 Shaurya Chakras, one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 49 Sena Medals (Gallantry), two Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and three Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).

List of Awardees

Sl. No.

RANK AND NAME

Service

KIRTI CHAKRA

1.

IC-61357M Lieutenant Colonel Nectar Sanjenbam, Shaurya Chakra, 21ST Battalion the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces)

Army

2.

JC-571195H NB Sub Rajesh Kumar, Mahar,  30 RR,  (Posthumous)

Army

 

SHAURYA CHAKRA

1.

IC-55822X Col Munindra Nath Rai, YSM, Gorkha RIF, 42 RR (Posthumous)

Army

2.

IC-69288W Maj Tanuj Grover, ARMD, 22 RR

Army

3.

IC-73653K Capt Varun Kumar Singh, Rajput, 44 RR

Army

4.

G/144175X Hav Man Bahadur Chhetri, 44, Assam Rifles (Posthumous)

Army

5.

9421485H Havildar Tanka Kumar Limbu

21ST Battalion the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces)

Army

6.

CDR Milind Mohan Mokashi (04755-F)

Navy

7.

Wing Commander Sandeep Singh (25336) Flying (Pilot)

Air Force

8.

Late Mohd Shafi Sheikh Head Constable J&K police,

Distt handwara(posthumous)

MHA

9.

Late Reyaz Ahmad Lone Constable (307/H (EXK – 055949)

J&K Police, Distt Handwara (Posthumous)

MHA

10.

LATE Hira Kumar Jha Second-In-Command

7 BN, CRPF (Posthumous)

MHA

BAR TO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.

IC-73414P MAJ Rakesh Radhakrishnan, SM, Madras, 26 Assam Rifles

Army

 NAO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)
  1.  

Captain Rajesh Dhankhar(03587-A)

Navy

  1.  

Captain Pradeep Singh (03702-N)

Navy

Air Force

Flight Lieutenant Gandikota Jagan Mohan (30835) Flying (Pilot)

Air Force

776027 SGT Mukesh Kumar Tiwari Flight Gunner

Air Force

The President also awarded 20 Mention-in-Despatches to Army & Para Military personnel for their significant contributions in different military operations which include three for ‘Operation Meghdoot’, 12 for ‘Operation Rakshak’, one for ‘Operation Orchid’, one for ‘Operation Hifazat’ and three for ‘Operation Rhino’.

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