New Delhi, Aug 14: Major Aditya and rifleman Aurangzeb are likely to be honoured with the prestigious Shaurya Chakra gallantry award for their acts of bravery in Jammu and Kashmir.
Major Aditya Kumar, who is with 10 Garhwal Rifles, hogged limelight when his unit fired on a stone-pelting mob in Shopian district on January 27, leaving three people dead.
On June 15, on the occasion of Eid, Aurangzeb was on way to join his family when the militants intercepted the private vehicle in which he was travelling. He was abducted and killed by militants.
Meanwhile, 6 women officers of the Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) have been awarded the Nav Sena Medal (Gallantry).
As per gallantryawards.gov.in, the following categories of persons are eligible for the Shaurya Chakra:
- Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
- Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
- Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.