Gallantry Awards

  • The Brave: Param Vir Chakra heroes August 15, 2014

    On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, CNN-IBN celebrates India's Param Vir Chakra heroes and salutes the courage under fire. The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest Gallantry award. ...
  • On Independence Day, President confers Gallantry awards on defence personnel August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of 68th Independence Day the President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred various gallantry awards on Defence personnel for their exceptional devotion toward nation. Following are the details of awards and awardees. Shaurya Chakra - Wing Commander Huvey Upadhyaya On 01 March 2014, Wing Commander Huvey...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards March 22, 2014

    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 on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads Organisation...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery January 26, 2014

    Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively. The three are among 368 gallantry award winners this...
  • 65th Republic Day: Full list of gallantry awards January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee approved gallantry awards on the eve of the 65th Republic Day celebrations. This includes 03 Kirti Chakra, 10 Shaurya Chakra, 1 Bar Sena Medal (Gallantry), 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 02 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 1 Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 14 Vayu Sena Medal...
  • Andhra policeman gets Ashok Chakra for killing 9 Naxal leaders August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: For playing a key role in eliminating nine top Naxal leaders, Sub Inspector KLVSSHNV Prasad Babu of Andhra Pradesh's counter-Maoist force was on Thursday posthumously conferred the highest peacetime gallantry award Ashok Chakra. Three persons have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, including one Assam Police Inspector Lohit Sonowal who...
  • Major Anup Joseph awarded Kirti Chakra, 12 get Shaurya Chakra April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Major Anup Joseph Manjali was on Saturday awarded the second-highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee for killing three foreign militants in Jammu and Kashmir. 12 defence personnel were awarded the Shaurya Charkra for their acts of bravery including Captain A Rahul Ramesh and Naik...
  • False gallantry awards claims: Bihar Police yet to start probe March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: On Friday, CNN-IBN and Open Magazine aired an explosive video of CRPF commandos stating that a Bihar Superintendent of Police and his SHO fraudulently claimed gallantry awards for an encounter in which they never took part. Two CRPF commandos, Ramzan and Imtiaz, who braved the bullets to fight...
  • News 360: CBI raids BCCI chief's Chennai residence, seizes 11 cars March 22, 2013

    The CBI on Friday seized 11 cars belonging to BCCI chief and India Cements promoter N Srinivasan. ...
  • Gallantry Awards: 15 get Shaurya Chakra August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: On the occasion of India's 66th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee approved 62 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which included 15 Shaurya Chakras, 1 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 42 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 3 NaoSena Medal (Gallantry) and 1 VayuSena Medal (Gallantry). Among...
  • Gallantry award for three Army doctors August 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Three Army doctors have been honoured with the Sena Medal for gallantry for taking on terrorists and saving the lives of their colleagues during an attack on Indians in Kabul in 2010. A total of 114 Army personnel have been awarded the Sena Medal for gallantry on Independence Day...
  • Govt's top award for firemen bravery: Rs 100 April 19, 2011

    New Delhi: How much reward does a fire fighter get for one of the most difficult relief and rescue operations in recent times? That too in a major air crash, the worst in a decade. Karnataka government thinks that Rs 100 is the best reward! The 85 fire department personnel who...
  • Gallantry awards for Rukhsana, 26/11 bravehearts January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Sarvattom Jeevan Raksha Padak award 2009 is being conferred upon Jammu braveheart Rukhsana. The award carries a monetary allowance of Rs 75,000. Jeevan Raskha awards are an offshoot of Ashoka Chakra series of gallantary awards instituted in 1961. Rukhsana is recognised for single-handedly killing a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)...
  • Awards, participation for NSG commandos in RD parade January 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The 'Heroes of Mumbai' will be the major attraction at the Republic Day parade this year, with the National Security Guard (NSG) sending a contingent to join the other uniformed services to march on the Rajpath for the first time in its history. "The NSG...
  • Govt won't raise pitiful pay for war heroes October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: It was a rebuff for war heroes as the Government turned down a request from Army veterans to increase allowances for military heroes decorated with gallantry awards. Defence Minister A K Antony told Parliament that further revision won't be appropriate after a hike in May. Currently, recepients of...
  • PM's wife moved to tears at gallantry awards function May 15, 2008

    New Delhi: In a rare display of raw emotion at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday, Lance Naik Jyotish Prakash’s widow cried inconsolably as a Shaurya Chakra (posthumous) citation was being read out for the fallen hero. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur and Defence Minister AK Antony were also moved to...
  • Shaurya Chakra for Sergeant who died saving others August 15, 2007

    New Delhi: On the eve of Independence Day this year, Sergeant Jai Prakash Shukla, Clerk General Duties, has been awarded Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous) for displaying exceptional courage in the face of severe adversity with disregard to his personal safety in attempting to rescue fellow citizens. Barmer district of Rajasthan experienced incessant...