President Kovind confers Gallantry Awards at third Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Kovind confers Gallantry Awards at third Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan


President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Gallantry Awards at the third Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan . Colonel Santosh Babu was accorded Mahavir Chakra posthumously for resisting Chinese Army attack while establishing an observation post in Galwan valley in Ladakh sector during Operation Snow Leopard. Subedar Sanjiv Kumar of 4 Para Special Forces was accorded the Kirti Chakra posthumously for an operation in Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir in which he killed one terrorist and injured two others.



Naib Subedar Nuduram Soren, Havildar K. Palani, Naik Deepak Singh and Sepoy Gurtej Singh were awarded Vir Chakras posthumously for their gallant actions against the attack by the Chinese Army in the Galwan valley as part of the Operation Snow Leopard.

Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Chaudhari received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.



Source – News on air

 

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