Shaurya Chakra

  • President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards May 3, 2014

    The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee conferred three Kirti Chakras and nine Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. The President also awarded thirteen Param...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 14 security personnel honoured with Shaurya Chakra March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Two CRPF officers, who killed top Maoist leader Kishenji in West Bengal, were on Saturday honoured with the Shaurya Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee along with 12 personnel from the Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime gallantry award. Two jawans...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Martyred terrorist-turned jawan gets bravery award February 13, 2008

    Lolab (Kashmir): A terrorist turned-soldier was killed last year in a pitched battle against his former comrades. Abdul Hamid Chara was killed in an operation where he also killed three Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists. He was awarded the Shaurya Chakra on Republic Day. “He performed wonderfully. Three terrorists from Pakistan were killed in that...
  • 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...