Ram Nath Kovind

Guwahati, August 14, 2019:

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved 132 Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces.

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The awards include two Kirti Chakras, one Vir Chakra, 14 Shaurya Chakras, 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.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved four Mention-in-Despatches to the Army Personnel for their significant contributions in different military operations which include one posthumous for ‘Operation Anantnag Town’.

As per the announcement, the two awardees of Kirti Chakra are- Sapper Prakash Jadhav of Indian Army and Harshpal Singh of CRPF.

Vir Chakra to Wing Commander, Varthaman Abhinandan of Indian Air Force.

Shaurya Chakra to Lieutenant Colonel Ajay Singh Kushwah, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Captain Maheshkumar Bhure, Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, Sepoy Brajesh Kumar, Sepoy Hari Singh, Rifleman Ajveer Singh Chauhan, Rifleman Shive Kumar, Amit Singh Rana, LME, Sable Dnyaneshwar Shriram, Constable- CRPF, Zaker Hussain, Constable- CRPF, Ashiq Hussain Malik, Special Police Official, Subash Chander, Head Constable- J&K, and Imran Hussain Tak, Sub Inspector.

These 132 awards are announced every year and presented on August 15 on the occasion of Independence Day.

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