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President confers 13 Shaurya Chakras, Param Vishisht Seva Medal to Army Chief

President confers 13 Shaurya Chakras, Param Vishisht Seva Medal to Army Chief -President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 13 Shaurya Chakra awards to armed forces personnel including six posthumously at a formal ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. The Shaurya Chakra is India’s 3rd highest peacetime gallantry award after the Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra.

Complete list of the Shaurya Chakra awardees:

1) Major Ravi Kumar Chaudhary ( The Grenadiers, 55th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)
2) Major Arun Kumar Pandey (The Rajput Regiment, 44th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

3) Sepoy Neeraj Ahlawat (The Jat Regiment, 34th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

4) Rifleman Mukesh Kumar (The Rajputana Rifles, 9th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

5) Group Captain Perminder Antil (Flying pilot, Indian Air Force)

6) Captain (now major) Vikas Khatri (The mechanised infantry, 16th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

7) Rifleman Rakesh Sharma (5 Assam Rifles)

Posthumously

1) Ashutosh Kumar (18th Battalion, the Madra Regiment)

2) Havildar Anil Kumar Tomar (The Rajput Regiment, 44th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

3) Havildar Pinku Kumar (The Jat Regiment, 34th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles)

4) Havildar Kashiray Bammanalli (The corps of engineers, 44th Battalion, the Rashtriya Rifled)

5) Naib Subedar Sreejith M (Sena Medal, 17th Battalion, The Madras Regiment)

6) Sepoy Maruprolu Jaswanth Kumar Reddy (17th Battalion, The Madras Regiment)

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