Three officers, including an IAF officer, who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were awarded the Kirti Chakra.
Relatives of Flight Lieutenant K Praveen, who died in helicopter crash while engaged in rescue operations in Uttarakhand floods welcomed "Shaurya Chakra" Award conferred "on him posthumously.
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has written a letter to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, urging him to award Shaurya Chakra to a Kanpur resident.
Anti-Maoist operations in Naxal hotbeds have emerged as the most enduring and tough assignment for the country`s largest paramilitary CRPF.
A CRPF commando is the lone
policeman to be decorated with the `Shaurya Chakra`
posthumously this Independence Day.
Day in Pics: 25th November
Showbiz World - November 25, 2014