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Shaurya Chakra Awarded To 11 Defence Personnel

Gallantry Awards were awarded to the 11 Defence personnel, on the occasion of 70th I-Day

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Publish Date: Aug 14 2016 4:39PM | Updated Date: Aug 14 2016 4:39PM

Shaurya Chakra Awarded To 11 Defence Personnel

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.