President announces Shaurya Chakra, Sena medals for defence personnel on eve of Independence Day; here's the full list
President Ram Nath Kovind approved sena medals for 31 army personnel and Shaurya Chakra for four defence personnel, including an IAF wing commander
New Delhi: On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved gallantry awards for defence personnel, including Shaurya Chakra to three from the Army for counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the defence ministry said on Friday.
Wing Commander Vishak Nair from the Indian Air Force was also awarded the Shaurya Chakra.
Those from the Army who have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra are Lt Col Krishan Singh Rawat from the elite Special Forces, Major Anil Urs and Havildar Alok Kumar Dubey.
Thirty-one Army personnel too have been awarded the Sena (gallantry) medal.
The anti-terror agency carried out simultaneous searches in various districts in the Union Territory with the assistance of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police
Authorities are on the hunt for the second terrorist who managed to escape after the firing took place at Natipora area of Srinagar
The Commander-in-Chief paid homage to the brave soldiers who made a supreme sacrifice defending the nation at Kargil