On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, 11 Defence personnel were awarded with Shaurya Chakra- the third highest gallantry medal.
Captain Pawan Kumar and Captain Tushar Mahajan of 9 Para Special Forces, who lost thier lives during Pampore attack also among recipients.
Havildar Hangpan Dada of Assam regiment, who eliminated 3 terrorists and injured 1 during an encounter in Nawgaon (J&K) is awarded with Ashoka Chakra.
Other recipients include Lt Col EK Niranjan who lost his life during Pathankot attack. India also remembered the martyrs on the eve of Independence day and salute their bravery.