Six soldiers of the army were awarded the Shaurya Chakra, five were posthumously awarded the third highest peacetime honor.
On the eve of the 73rd Republic Day, a total of six Army personnel were awarded the Shaurya Chakra. Of these, five will receive this honor posthumously.
It is the third-highest gallantry award in peacetime. 17 Madras Naib Subedar Srijit M was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) in July 2021 for killing a terrorist in an operation during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Six soldiers of the army were awarded the Shaurya Chakra: ‘The Brave Shall Inherit the Earth.’
Havildar Anil Kumar Tomar of the Rajput Regiment was announced to be awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing two terrorists while leading a combat action team in J&K in December 2020.
Havildar Kashirai Bammanalli of the Corps of Engineers was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist in an operation around an orchard in J&K’s Pulwama district.
Havildar Pinku Kumar of the Jat Regiment was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist while blocking his escape route during an operation.
Sepoy Maruprolu Jaswant Kumar Reddy was awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist in a face-to-face encounter in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rifleman Rakesh Sharma of Five Assam Rifles was awarded the Shaurya Chakra in July 2021 for killing two rebels in an operation in Assam.
Armed Forces personnel honored.
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday said that President Ram Nath Kovind has approved 384 gallantry awards for armed forces personnel and others on the eve of the 73rd Republic Day celebrations.
These include 12 Shaurya Chakras, 81 Sena Medals (Gallantry), and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
Gallantry Award 2022: DSP Udhampur Headquarters Sahil Mahajan got the third gallantry medal.
DSP Headquarters Sahil Mahajan, who continued his campaign against terrorism and now anti-drug smuggling while living in Kashmir, has been awarded the gallantry award for the third time.
The name of this brave officer of Udhampur district is also included in the 115 brave police officers who received the gallantry award for displaying valor, valor, and indomitable courage.
This is the third gallantry medal received by DSP Sahil Mahajan. Apart from this, till now he has also received three Gallantry Medals (JKPMG) from the Jammu and Kashmir Police.