Gallantry awards

President Ram Nath Kovind approves gallantry award for defence personnel, 4 get Shaurya Chakra

Wing Commander Vishak Nair from the Indian Air Force was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra.

Aug 14, 2020, 23:42 PM IST

IAF recommends gallantry awards for six personnel killed in friendly fire chopper crash

The helicopter Mi-17 V5, which was hit by an Indian missile, was being flown by squadron leader Siddharth Vashisht with other pilot squadron leader Ninad Mandvgane along with other crew including Kumar Pandey, sergeant Vikrant Sehrawat, corporals Deepak Pandey and Pankaj Kumar.

Oct 30, 2019, 18:58 PM IST

73rd Independence Day: Bravehearts of Indian Army honoured with Gallantry Awards

Indian Army’s Sapper Prakash Jadhav of 1 Rashtriya Rifles (Mahar) will be conferred Kirti Chakra (posthumously) for his gallant role in operation in Jammu and Kashmir. Eight Army personnel will also be conferred Shaurya Chakra, five of them posthumously. 

Aug 15, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

India honours its bravehearts with gallantry awards on 73rd Independence Day

On the eve of 73rd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind had approved 132 gallantry awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces including third highest gallantry award - Vir Chakra - for IAF's Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a PAF F-16 during the dogfight on February 27.

Aug 14, 2019, 21:50 PM IST

73rd Independence Day: Full list of gallantry award winners

Indian Army’s Sapper Prakash Jadhav of 1 Rashtriya Rifles (Mahar) will be conferred Kirti Chakra (posthumously) for his gallant role in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Aug 14, 2019, 14:18 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Gallantry Awards, other service decorations: Here is the full list

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were present on the occasion.

Mar 14, 2019, 19:22 PM IST

DNA analysis on Martyrs to get Gallantry awards

The DNA segment brings to you about the names of the Martyrs to get Gallantry awards this year

Jan 25, 2019, 22:56 PM IST

India's bravest: 21 Param Vir Chakra winners and tale of their heroism

As India marks its 71st Army Day on Tuesday, the country also remembers the bravehearts who not just fought for the motherland but even laid their lives in the line of duty.

Jan 15, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

IAF's 'Garud' unit bags 6 gallantry awards for anti-terror operations in Kashmir

The unit also received the prestigious Air Force Chief's citation.

Oct 09, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

President confers 3 Kirti Chakras, 13 Shaurya Chakras to armed forces personnel for gallantry

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented gallantry awards at the Defence Investiture Ceremony.

Apr 23, 2018, 22:12 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind presents Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations - Pics

Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra were posthumously conferred on Major David Manlun and Major Satish Dahiya, who lost their lives while fighting with militants in Nagaland and Jammu and Kashmir.

Mar 28, 2018, 09:27 AM IST

Gallantry awards to armed forces and paramilitary ​personnel: Full List

The President on Monday approved 112 gallantry awards to armed forces and paramilitary personnel.

Aug 14, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Five Kirti Chakras among 112 gallantry awards conferred on armed forces heroes on I-Day

The president has also approved “Mention-in-Despatches” to 40 army and air personnel for their significant contributions to military operations. 

Aug 14, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

President honours surgical strike heroes with gallantry awards

Major Rohit Suri of the Parachute Regiment was conferred the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Monday for successfully leading the army team that carried out cross-border surgical strike last year.

Mar 20, 2017, 23:47 PM IST

Special Forces personnel of surgical strikes conferred gallantry awards

A total of 23 soldiers from Indian Army's Special Forces that went across the border for the surgical strike have been awarded gallantry medals, including a Kirti Chakra, on occasion of the 68th Republic Day.

Jan 25, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

#ArmyDay: Siachen braveheart Hanamanthappa Koppad honoured with Sena Medal

Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who died after he was miraculously rescued alive from beneath tonnes of snow following an avalanche that hit his post in Siachen Glacier, was on Sunday awarded the Sena Medal.

Jan 15, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

Three BSF jawans get gallantry for retaliating Pak ceasefire violation

BSF was raised in 1965 and is tasked with guarding the two sensitive Indian borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

Aug 14, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami posthumously conferred Ashok Chakra

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved awards of 365 gallantry and other defence decorations to the armed forces personnel and others on the eve of the 67th Republic Day Celebrations.

Jan 25, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Independence Day: CRPF to get maximum gallantry, service police medals

The country's largest paramilitary force CRPF on Friday yet again took the distinction of being chosen for the maximum number of gallantry and other police service medals on the eve of the 69th Independence Day.

Aug 14, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

Govt preparing policy for bravery awards for policemen

Recognising the sacrifice being made by police and paramilitary personnel, government will soon come out with a policy of conferring gallantry awards to those who are deployed in different theatres of action.

Apr 13, 2015, 22:32 PM IST