New Delhi: Six army personnel will be awarded Shaurya Chakra on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. The names of these Shaurya Chakra awardees include LT COL Jyoti Lama, Maj Konjengbam Bijendra Singh, Naib Subedar Narender Singh, Late Naib Subedar, Naik Naresh Kuma, and Sep Karmdeo Oraon.
Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Lama is being awarded for creating a vibrant intelligence network in Manipur. His meticulous planning led his Company to apprehend fourteen hardcore terrorists, and got them eliminated on July 23, 2019. Major Konjengbam Bijendra Singh is being honoured for his detailed plan, tactical guile, professionalism and for showing extreme physical and mental endurance.
Naib Subedar Narender, who showed daring and calculated tactical move and led his Squad through a narrow minefield during a pitch dark night near the LoC, is being recognised for his effort with the prestigious Shaurya Chakra. Another name in the list is of Naib Subedar Sombir, who was a part of the assault team of a Rashtriya Rifles which planned and executed an operation in which three hardcore terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir.
Another braveheart Naik Naresh Kumar performed excellently in Company Assault Team during an operation conducted in a village in Jammu & Kashmir. The other awardee includes Sepoy Karmdeo, a light machine gunner belonging to the Infantry Battalion.
A total of 151 Sena Medals, including 10 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 32 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and 8 Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) have been announced honouring army personnel for their dedicated services to the nation.
A complete list of the gallantry award winners has been released ahead of the Republic Day celebration. Click to read the entire list