Sunday, March 22, 2015

Defence Investiture Ceremony : President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards





President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards 

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred one Kirti Chakra and eleven Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today. Three of the Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously.

The President also conferred fourteen Param Vishisht Seva Medals, three Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and twenty six Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order. The following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:-



Param Vishisht Seva Medal

·        IC-30702N LIEUTENANT GENERAL PHILIP CAMPOSE, AVSM**, VSM, MECHANISED INFANTRY

·        IC-31348W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJAN BAKSHI, UYSM, ARMOURED CORPS

·        IC-31324M LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOTHENETH SURENDRANATH, AVSM**, SM, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS

·        IC-30682L LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANVENDER SINGH, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY

·        IC-31638N LIEUTENANT GENERAL OM PRAKASH, UYSM, AVSM, SM, INFANTRY

·        IC-31653H LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR BHALLA, AVSM, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS

·        IC-31642W LIEUTENANT GENERAL NURSINGHA PRASAD PADHI, VSM, ENGINEERS

·        MR-04006Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL VED PRAKASH CHATURVEDI, VSM, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

·        DR-10298H LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIMAL ARORA, AVSM, VSM**, ARMY DENTAL CORPS

·        IC-31134A LIEUTENANT GENERAL GAUTAM MOORTHY, AVSM, VSM, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS (RETIRED)

·        VICE ADMIRAL KR NAIR, AVSM, VSM, (50575-T)

·        AIR MARSHAL PARAMJIT SINGH GILL, AVSM, VM (14097) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)

·        AIR MARSHAL PACKIRISWAMY KANAKARAJ, AVSM, VSM (15066), AE(M) (RETIRED)

·        AIR MARSHAL SUBRAMANYA SUKUMAR AVSM, VM (14672) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)



KIRTI CHAKRA

·        IC-74786-M, CAPTAIN JAIDEV, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)/3RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES



UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL

·        IC-34385P LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR AHUJA, AVSM, SM, VSM**, ARTILLARY

·        IC-34392L LIEUTENANT GENERAL GURMIT SINGH, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY

·        IC-34605N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH SHARMA, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY



ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

·        IC-34014M LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMIT SHARMA, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS
·        AIR MARSHAL BIRENDER SINGH DHANOA, YSM, VM (15405) FLYING (PILOT)
·        IC-34098L LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARMINDERJIT SINGH SACHDEV, SM, INFANTRY
·        IC-35040A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH MOHAN MITTAL, SM, VSM, ENGINEERS
·        IC-31663M LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH NANDAN, SM, ARMY AIR DEFENCE
·        IC-34760P LIEUTENANT GENERAL PRAVEEN BAKSHI, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS
·        IC-34888A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA PRATAP SAHI, INFANTRY
·        MR-03911F LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANOJ KUMAR UNNI, VSM, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
·        IC-30727A LIEUTENANT GENERAL TEJWANT SINGH GILL, SM, VSM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)
·        VICE ADMIRAL JK KORDE, VSM, ( 01912-W)
·        AIR MARSHAL SUKHCHAIN SINGH, VSM (15808) AE(L)
·        IC-35481W MAJOR GENERAL RAJIV NARAYANAN, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS
·        IC-35941M MAJOR GENERAL PRAKASH NARAYAN TRIPATHI, VSM, ARMY AIR DEFENCE
·        IC-37555Y MAJOR GENERAL VINOD G KHANDARE, SM, INFANTRY
·        IC-38708K MAJOR GENERAL ASHOK AMBRE, SM, INFANTRY
·        IC-38753W MAJOR GENERAL JASWINDER SINGH SANDHU, VSM, INFANTRY
·        IC-39295X MAJOR GENERAL PARMINDER JIT SINGH PANNU, VSM, INFANTRY
·        REAR ADMIRAL SUDHARSHAN YASHWANT SRIKHANDE (02152-R)
·        REAR ADMIRAL G ASHOK KUMAR, VSM, (02470-N)
·        REAR ADMIRAL AJAY KUMAR SAXENA, VSM, (50763-W)
·        AIR VICE MARSHAL RAGHUNATH NAMBIAR VM* (16378) FLYING (PILOT)
·        AIR VICE MARSHAL RAJAN PARADAYIL GEORGE (15751) LOGISTICS
·        AIR COMMODORE SUNIL KUMAR, YSM (17713) FLYING (PILOT)
·        AIR COMMODORE PRAVIN RAMCHANDRA NAVALKAR (17173) FLYING (PILOT)
·        AIR COMMODORE KRISHNA IYENGAR RAVI VSM (17674) AE (M)
·        AIR COMMODORE SURAT SINGH, VM, VSM (18563) FLYING (PILOT)
SHAURYA CHAKRA
·        4368146K NAIK ANSAIGRA BASUMATARY, 5TH BATTALION THE  ASSAM REGIMENT
·        JC-539962H SUBEDAR PRAKASH CHAND, 8TH BATTALION THE KUMAON REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
·        IC-72726Y MAJOR SATNAM SINGH, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS/ 15TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES
·        IC-64002M MAJOR ABHISHEK KUMAR,THE PUNJAB REGIMENT/22ND BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·        LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MANORANJAN KUMAR (52423-T) (POSTHUMOUS)
·        WING COMMANDER HUVEY UPADHYAYA (25850) FLYING (PILOT)
·        13769423L RIFLEMAN MANGA RAM, 3RD BATTALION THE JAMMU & KASHMIR RIFLES
·        IC-71174K MAJOR R VAMSHI KRISHNAN, CORPS OF ENGINEERS/ 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·        COMMANDER GOSAVI KAUSTUBH VIJAYKUMAR, NM, (03657-K)
·        IC-69696F MAJOR MUKUL SHARMA, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCE)
·        IC-70688P MAJOR ABHIJAI, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, 39 (INDEPENDENT), RECONNAISSANCE AND OBSERVATION FLIGHT  (POSTHUMOUS)




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