Ashoka Chakra for two fallen bravehearts on Republic Day

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the prestigious Ashoka Chakra award to the families of Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh on the 66th Republic Day here on Monday.

Major Varadarajan cremated with full state honours

The body of Major Mukund Varadarajan, who was killed during an encounter with terrorists in Shopian area of Kashmir last Friday, was cremated with full state honours.

Jayalalithaa writes to martyr`s wife, calls him "brave son"

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday wrote to the bereaved wife of Major Mukund Varadarajan, who was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Shopian area of Kashmir last Friday, calling the young officer "a brave son" and "courageous soldier."