New Delhi, Jan 25: President on Sunday named Havildar Bahadur Singh Bohra of 10 Parachute Regiment for Ashok Chakra posthumously.
In a counter-insurgency operation in Jammu and Kashmir in September last, Army Special Forces commando Bohra was the squad commander of an assault team deployed in the Lawanz area.
Bohra observed a group of terrorists at around 6.15 hours and moved quickly to intercept them. In the process, he came under heavy hostile fire.
Undaunted, he charged at the terrorists and killed one of them. However, he suffered severe gun shot wounds. Refusing evacuation, he continued with the assault and killed two more terrorists at extremely close range. However, he later succumbed to injuries.
For his act of bravery, he gets the Ashok Chakra, which would be presented to his next of kin at the Republic Day Parade on Monday by President Pratibha Patil.