Update: January 26, 2022 03:06 STI
New Delhi [India], Jan 26 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind approved the awarding of 384 bravery decorations and other defense decorations to armed forces personnel and others on the eve of celebrations for the 73rd Day of the Republic.
These include 12 Shaurya chakras, three Bar to Sena medals (Gallantry), 81 Sena medals (Gallantry), two Vayu Sena medals (Gallantry), 29 Param Vishisht Seva medals, four Uttam Yudh Seva medals, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva medals and 13 Yudh. Seva Medal.
The list also includes 40 Sena medals (devotion to duty), eight Nao Sena medals (devotion to duty), 14 Vayu Sena medals (devotion to duty), three Bar to Vishisht Seva medals, 74 Vishisht Seva medals, 16 Navy and 32 Aviation .
Naib Subedar Sreejith M of the 17th Madras Regiment was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist during an operation in July 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir while carrying out search operations.
Havildar Anil Kumar Tomar of the Rajput Regiment was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing two terrorists while leading a combat action team in Jammu and Kashmir in December 2020.
Havildar Kashiray Bammanalli of the Corps of Engineers was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist during an operation around an orchard in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The havildar had also saved the lives of his team members during the operation.
Havildar Pinku Kumar of the Jat Regiment was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist while blocking his escape route during an operation. He had seriously wounded another terrorist before giving his life.
Sepoy Maruprolu Jaswanth Kumar Reddy was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist in a face-to-face shootout in Jammu and Kashmir. He also saved the life of his team commander during the operation.
Rifleman Rakesh Sharma of the 5 Assam Rifles was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for killing two insurgents during an operation in Assam in July 2021.
On top of that, 44 armed forces personnel received a “mention in dispatches” from the president.
The President’s Medal for Bravery and the President’s Medal for Exemplary Service as well as the Medal of Bravery and Meritorious Service Medals are awarded to personnel of the armed forces and other services on Republic Day and the Day of independence each year. (ANI)