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President approves 132 Gallantry awards

twitter-logoPTI | August 14, 2019 | Updated 22:02 IST

New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) 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. PUNYABACHI MOHANTY LT COL MOHAMMAD RAZA ISRAIL LT COL AMRENDRA PRASAD DWIVEDI LT THAIBA SIMON MAJOR SANDEEP WASHISHT MAJOR JASWINDER SINGH MAJOR VIKAS KATOCH MAJOR REVINDER BHAKHER MAJOR UDAYAN THAKUR MAJOR VIJESH KUMAR MAJOR SACHIN KUMAR AGARWAL MAJOR CHITRESH BISHT (POSTHOMOUS) MAJOR KH SHEM MAJOR ASHISH KUMAR MAJOR HAPPY CHARAK MAJOR YOGESH PANDEY MAJOR LAXMAN SINGH MAJOR PATHARKAR ANAND SHARAD MAJOR JAVALKAR VAIBHAV PRAMOD MAJOR SOHAM BHATTACHARJEE MAJOR SHAKTI SINGH MAJOR INDER PREET SINGH CAPTAIN SHIV KUMAR SHARMA CAPTAIN KUNAL KUMAR CAPTAIN PRATEEK RANJANGAONKAR CAPTAIN SAURABH PATNI CAPTAIN ASHISH GEDION PAUDEL SUBEDAR TRILOK SINGH NAIB SUBEDAR TARA CHAND NAIB SUBEDAR RAVINDER SINGH NAIB SUBEDAR JAI DEV BATTERY HAVILDAR MAJOR HANS RAJ HAVILDAR SANDEEP MALIK HAVILDAR BALINDER SINGH HAVILDAR BALJEET HAVILDAR BHUPENDRA SINGH HAVILDAR AJAY KUMAR RANA HAVILDAR SHEO RAM (POSTHOMOUS) HAVILDAR RAKESH KUMAR HAVILDAR JAVID AHMAD CHOPAN LANCE HAVILDAR VIJAY KUMAR (POSTHUMOUS) LANCE HAVILDAR SANDEEP KUMAR NAIK ASHWANI KUMAR NAIK JANKAR SINGH NAIK SUNNY THAKUR NAIK RAMESH KUMAR NAIK NARENDRA KUMAR NAIK SANTOSH SINGH LANCE NAIK SOMBIR LANCE NAIK JAGTAR SINGH LANCE NAIK SURENDRA SINGH LANCE NAIK ANUJ KUMAR SEPOY KULWINDER SINGH SEPOY JAGMOHAN SINGH SEPOY SAMARESH DEY SEPOY SUHAIL SINGH SAINI SEPOY S VIGI BHASKAR GRENADIER TAWSEEF YOUSUF GRENADIER AJAY KUMAR (POSTHUMOUS) SEPOY PENTA NITHIN PAUL SEPOY SUNIL SEPOY RINKU SEPOY SUSHIL SINGH KALAKOTI SEPOY RAJVEER SINGH YADAV SEPOY PANKAJ BORO SEPOY RAHUL DAS SEPOY GULSHAN SINGH SEPOY HAPPY SINGH (POSTHOMOUS) SEPOY YOGENDRA KUMAR RIFLEMAN RAMESH SINGH DHAMI RIFLEMAN RUPEN PRADHAN RIFLEMAN SURINDER KUMAR RIFLEMAN PRADEEP KUMAR RIFLEMAN MANDEEP SINGH RAWAT (POSTHOMOUS) RIFLEMAN PREETAM SINGH RIFLEMAN RAYEES AH LONE RIFLEMAN NINGTHOUJAM SUBHACHANDRA SINGH (POSTHOMOUS) GRENADIER KARAM CHAND PARATROOPER VIKRAM SINGH MEHTA PARATROOPER RAJENDRA SINGH PARATROOPER NASEEB KUMAR PARATROOPER GOPAL SINGH PARATROOPER TARUNG SITANG SOWAR KISHAN SINGH (POSTHOMOUS) SIGNALMAN MANVENDRA SINGH SAPPER P MADHU SAPPER P BABU SAPPER RAHUL CHAVAN * NAO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY) CAPTAIN NAVEEN THAPA LT CDR RUCHIR RAKESH KHAJURIA SHRI NIWASH, SEA I (UW) SHAMINDER SINGH TAKHELLAMBAM RAKHESH SINGH * VAYU SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY) GROUP CAPTAIN SAUMITRA TAMASKAR WING COMMANDER PRANAV RAJ WING COMMANDER AMIT RANJAN SQUADRON LEADER RAHUL BASOYA SQUADRON LEADER PANKAJ ARVIND BHUJADE SQUADRON LEADER B KARTHIK NARAYAN REDDY SQUADRON LEADER SHASHANK SINGH * YUDH SEVA MEDAL AIR COMMODORE SUNIL KASHINATH VIDHATE GROUP CAPTAIN YESHPAL SINGH NEGI GROUP CAPTAIN HEMANT KUMAR GROUP CAPTAIN HANSEL JOSEPH SEQUEIRA SQUADRON LEADER MINTY AGGARWAL * President's Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service) IG Thekkumpurath Prabhakaran Sadanandan * TATRAKSHAK MEDAL (GALLANTRY) DIG Yoginder Dhaka Comdt Anurup Singh Dy Comdt Utkersh Sharma Satish, P Trinatha Behera * Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service) IG Maneesh Vishal Pathak DIG Neeraj Tiwari PLB SNE SNE

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