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

Press Trust of India August 15, 2020 07:37:17 IST
President announces Shaurya Chakra, Sena medals for defence personnel on eve of Independence Day; here's the full list

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.

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