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Gallantry Awards for 80 Armed Forces personnel, including 12 posthumously


New Delhi: Two Border Security Force personnel killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in Congo and current Director General (law and order) in UP Police Prashant Kumar, popularly called the "encounter specialist", were honored for gallantry on Republic Day eve, which saw 1,132 personnel from the police, fire services, home guards, civil defense and...

President Droupadi Murmu approves 412 Gallantry Awards


New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday approved 412 gallantry awards including six Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras on the eve of 74th Republic Day. Out of the six Kirti Chakras, four were conferred posthumously. Similarly, two Shaurya Chakras were awarded posthumously. The Kirti Chakra award winners are Major Shubhang from the Dogra Regiment of...

President Kovind confers 13 Shaurya Chakra awards


New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 13 Shaurya Chakra awards, including six posthumously, to armed forces personnel while Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande received the Param Vishisht Seva medal. The Shaurya Chakra is India’s third-highest peacetime gallantry award after the Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra. The awards were conferred at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The...

384 soldiers to receive defence decorations


New Delhi: A total of 384 Indian armed forces soldiers received gallantry and other defence decorations, including 12 Shaurya Chakras, on the 73rd Republic Day celebrations. These gallantry awards included 12 Shaurya Chakras, 29 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 13 Yudh Seva Medals, three Bar to...

Defense minister Rajnath Singh launches revamped Gallantry Awards Portal


India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched a revamped version of the Gallantry Awards Portal  www.gallantryawards.gov.in on the eve of the Republic Day 2021. This Portal will serve as a one-stop virtual platform to honor the immortal contribution of the fearless Gallantry Awardees of India. Nationwide Quiz and ‘Selfie For Bravehearts’ Initiatives were also launched on the portal. Since the...

Galwan hero Colonel Santosh Babu conferred Maha Vir Chakra


Colonel Santosh Babu, who was among the 20 soldiers that died in the line of duty in brutal hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley on June 15 last year, has been awarded with the second highest wartime gallantry honour, the Maha Vir Chakra, for showing "conspicuous bravery in face of enemy, exemplary leadership...