Heroes All: President’s Gallantry Awards, other decorations announced

Written by: OneIndia Defence Desk
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New Delhi, Aug 14: On the eve of India's 69th Independence Day celebrations, the President of India, as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved Gallantry Awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces.

This year 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) have been announced.

President’s Gallantry Awards announced

On the occasion of the Independence Day, President's Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) and seven Tatrakshak Medals (TM) have been announced for the Indian Coast Guard personnel for displaying conspicuous acts of gallantry. The President has also awarded one PTM for distinguished service and two TMs for meritorious services to Indian Coast Guard personnel.

In addition to these Gallantry Awards, the President has also awarded 20 Mention-in-Despatches to Army and Para Military personnel for their significant contributions in different military operations.

These include three for Operation Meghdoot, 12 for Operation Rakshak, one for Operation Orchid, one for Operation Hifazat and three for Operation Rhino.

Kirti Chakra

* Lieutenant Colonel Nectar Sanjenbam, 21 Para Regiment (Special Forces), Army
* NB Sub Rajesh Kumar, Mahar, 30 RR, (Posthumous), Army

Shaurya Chakra

* Col Munindra Nath Rai, Gorkha Eif, 42 RR (Posthumous), Army
* Maj Tanuj Grover, Armd, 22 RR, Army
* Capt Varun Kumar Singh, Rajput, 44 RR, Army
* Hav Man Bahadur Chhetri, 44 Assam Rifles (Posthumous), Army
* Hav Tanka Kumar Limbu, 21st Para (Special Forces), Army
* Cdr Milind Mohan Mokashi, Navy
* Wing Commander Sandeep Singh, Flying (Pilot), IAF
* Mohd Shafi Sheikh, Head Constable, J&K Police, Handwara Dist (Posthumous), MHA
* Reyaz Ahmad Lone, Constable, J&K Police, Handwara Dist (Posthumous), MHA
* Hira Kumar Jha, Second-in-Command, 7 BN, CRPF (Posthumous), MHA

Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry)

* Maj Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Madras, 26 Assam Rifles

Sena Medal (Gallantry), Indian Army

* Jasmer Singh Malik, Dy Comdt, 27 Assam Rifles
* Maj Bharat Arun, Mahar, 1 RR
* Maj Manish Dahiya, 2 Rajput
* Maj Maneesh Mishra, Gorkha Rif, 1 Assam Rifles
* Maj Ravindra Shantaram Kokane, ASC, 44 RR
* Maj Pratul David Singh, Arty, 31 FD Regt
* Maj Siddharth Rao, 3 Para (SF)
* Maj Ranvijay Singh Pathania, Armd, 22 RR
* Maj Vineet Sharma, Punjab, 22 RR
* Maj Gajdeep Pal, Arty, 43 Assam Rifles
* Maj Rakesh Kumar, Maratha LI, 38 Assam Rifles
* Maj Vikas Gurung, 2 Dogra
* Maj Arvind Kumar Shivrain, Mech Inf, 13 Assam Rifles
* Maj Jashandeep Singh Sohal, 14 Garh Rif
* Major Prashant Yadav, 21st Battalion, Para Regt, (SF)
* Capt Deepak Kumar Bhagwani, Int, 14 Garh Rif
* Capt Suveer Rathore, 1 Para (SF)
* Capt Naveen Kumar, Arty, 159 FD Regt
* Lieutenant Krishan Kant, 21st Battalion, Para Regiment (SF)
* Sub Lila Kanta Kakati, 8 Assam
* Nb Sub Gurpreet Singh, Arty, 31 Fd Regt
* Nb Sub Remesh Babu P, 12 Madras
* Nb Sub Lal Singh, 14 Garh Rif, Army
* Hav Mallappa Channalli, 11 Madras (Posthumous)
* Hav Chanar singh, 21 Para (SF)
* Hav Laldinpuia, Assam Regt, 42 RR
* Hav Raj Bahadur Tamang, 21st battalion, Para Regiment (SF)
* Hav Durna Kanta Doley, 44 Assam Rifles (Posthumous)
* Naik Manoj Kumar, 21st battalion,Para Regiment (SF)
* Nk Kalyan Singh, 4 Para (SF)
* Nk Jaswinder Singh, JAK Rif, 52 RR
* Nk Bhupinder Singh, 21st battalion, Para Regiment (SF)
* Nk Narendra Singh Gour, 7 Raj Rif
* L/Nk Jai Raj, Rajput, 44 RR
* L/Nk Sansar Chand, 9 Dogra
* L/Nk Tuallawat Zonuntluanga, Assam Regt, Siachen Battle School
* L/Nk Tersem Lal, 157 Inf Bn (Ta) (H&H) Sikh
* L/Nk Jagga Singh, 107 Engr Regt (Posthumous)
* L/Nk J Hari Krishna, Sigs, 42 RR
* Ald Toyaj Mishra, 81 Armd Regt
* Sep Abu Bakkar Barbhuiya, Inf Bn (TA)(H&H) Assam, 7 Jat
* Rfn Kamal Purja Pun, Gorkha Rif, Siachen Battle School
* Rfn Roman Singh Ale, 5/5 Gr (FF)
* Rfn Maqbul Ansar, 5 Ladakh Scout
* Rfn Dinesh Kumar, Raj Rif, 18 RR
* Rfn Madane Amol Baban Rao, 43 Assam Rifles
* Gnr Gursahib Singh, Arty, 30 RR (Posthumous)
* Ptr Keshor Basumatary, 3 Para (SF)
* Sigmn Sahab Singh, Sigs, C Composite Sig Regt (Posthumous)

Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), Indian Navy

* Captain Rajesh Dhankhar
* Captain Pradeep Singh

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), Indian Air Force

* Squadron Leader S Selvakumar, Flying (Pilot)
* Flight Lieutenant Gandikota Jagan Mohan, Flying (Pilot)
* Sgt Mukesh Kumar Tiwari, Flight Gunner

Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry), Indian Coast Guard

* Commandant Chandra Shekhar Joshi

Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry), Indian Coast Guard

* Commandant Sandeep Safaya
* Commandant Abhaymarutiambetkar
* Commandant Kanwaljit Singh
* Commandant Satishbisht
* Ami Chand, Uttamadhikari (RP)
* Bikashbagchi, Aadhikari (ME)
* Madanlal, Pradhan Navik (STD)

Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service), Indian Coast Guard

* DIG Raj Mani Sharma

Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service), Indian Coast Guard

* DIG Kandambakkamramani Suresh
* DIG Manojvasantbaadkar
(Great care has been taken while putting together this list from various government agencies. However, if any names have been misspelt, any ranks mentioned wrong or even any medals wrongly attributed, please do bring to the notice of OneIndia.)

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