Republic Day 2019: Army chief General Bipin Rawat to receive Param Vishisht Sewa Medal for 'distinguished services'
The government has decided to honour Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with the Param Vishisht Sewa Medal for his distinguished services on Republic Day, 26 January.
The Army Chief has been involved in the rightsizing of the Indian Army
He played a major role in tackling counter-terrorist operations against Pakistan
Lt Gen Bhatt will receive the Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal this year
New Delhi: The government has decided to honour Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with the Param Vishisht Sewa Medal (PVSM) for his distinguished services.
The military award will be conferred on the General on 26 January, Republic Day.
The Army Chief has been involved in the rightsizing of the Indian Army and played a major role in tackling counter-terrorist operations against Pakistan and has also been deeply involved in the efforts to maintain peace and tranquillity on the China border.
For leading the Army into one of the most successful operations against terrorists, Lt Gen Bhatt will also receive Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal this year.
A number of Navy and Indian Air Force personnel are also slated to receive the gallantry awards for saving lives of civilians during the floods in Kerala in August last year.
Lance Naik Nazir Wani has already received the highest gallantry award Ashok Chakra for his bravery in operations in Shopian in Kashmir.
Kashmiri militant-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazi Wani laid down his life while killing six terrorists in an operation in the Valley Wani was a highly-decorated soldier and had already received the Sena Medal for gallantry twice.
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At least 26 Naxals were killed in early November in an encounter with the Maharashtra police in Gadchiroli district
The grenade was hurled by unknown persons who came on a bike when a marriage procession was passing through the area, according to reports