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 Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh will be posthumously awarded the nation`s highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra, at the Republic Day parade Monday.
India`s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra will be conferred on Major Mukund Varadarajan posthumously, the Defence Ministry said.
Delhi unit of BJP demanded that the 23-year-old gang-rape victim be honoured with the Ashoka Chakra as her courage has "inspired the whole nation".
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh of the Army Medical Corps has been posthumously honoured with the Ashok Chakra, the highest peace-time gallantry award.
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