Gallantry awards News
23 Indian Army officers and personnel of other ranks were honoured with gallantry and distinguished services. 14 Sena Medals (Gallantry), one Yudh Seva Medal, four Sena Medal (Distinguished) and five Vishisht Seva Medals were presented. The awardees included 15 officers, three Junior Commissioned Officers and six personnel of other ranks.
President Ram Nath Kovind approved gallantry awards for defence personnel, including Shaurya Chakra to three from the Army for counter-terrorist operations in J&K. On the eve of Independence Day, the defence ministry said on Friday. Wing Commander Vishak Nair from the Indian Air Force was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra.
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.