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President Ram Nath Kovind confers peace time gallantry awards to armed forces

Kirti Chakra (posthumously) Was Awarded To Sepoy Vijay Kumar Of Indian Army, For Different Counter-terrorist Operations In Jammu And Kashmir

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 19 Mar 2019, 12:59:36 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday awarded Kirti Chakras to armed forces personnel for displaying bravery

New Delhi:

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday awarded Kirti Chakras to armed forces personnel for displaying bravery. Kirti Chakra (posthumously) was awarded to Sepoy Vijay Kumar of Indian Army, for different counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The award was received by Vijay Kumar's wife at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Ram Nath Kovind also conferred 'Uttam Yudh Seva Medal' to Lieutenant General Anil Kumar Bhatt for successful conduct of counter-terrorist operations under him in Jammu and Kashmir.

Irfan Ramzan Sheikh was awarded Shaurya Chakra for foiling an attack by three terrorists on his house in 2017 when he was 14 years old, by the President.

Last week, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the gallantry awards to personnel from the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. Among the recipients were Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, who was presented the Param Vishisht Seva Medal; Major Tushar Gauba, who was awarded the Kirti Chakra and Vice Admiral Sunil Anand, who was given the Nao Sena Medal, among others.

The awards announced twice a year — at the time of Republic Day and Independence Day — have been introduced by the government to honour the bravery of officers who work in the three wings of the Indian military. On the eve of the 70th Republic Day, President Kovind had approved 411 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2019, 12:06:12 PM

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