Sunday, April 26, 2015

Defence Investiture Ceremony–II, 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 two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumously 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. Five of the Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously.

            The President also conferred fourteen Param Vishisht Seva Medals, three Bar to Ati Vishisht 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-31323K LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV MADHOK, AVSM, VSM, MECHANISED INFANTRY
·                     VICE ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA, AVSM (01823-T)
·                     AIR MARSHAL SUNEEL SHRIPAD SOMAN, AVSM, VM, (14681) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR MARSHAL ARUN PURUSHOTTAM GARUD, VM, (14692) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     IC-31014F LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR SAXENA, AVSM, VSM, ARMY AIR DEFENCE
·                     IC-31736N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHALLA, AVSM, SM, VSM, INFANTRY
·                     IC-31739F LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHANGALI ANANDA KRISHNAN, UYSM, AVSM, INFANTRY
·                     IC-34036L LIEUTENANT GENERAL PERUVEMBA RAMACHANDRAN KUMAR, AVSM, VSM, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
·                     IC-27969X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJESH PANT, AVSM, VSM CORPS OF SIGNALS (RETIRED)
·                     IC-31336F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUNIL SADANAND JOG, AVSM, SM, VSM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)
·                     IC-36200F LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALBIR SINGH PAMA, SM, VSM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)
·                      IC-36527A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH CHANDRA CHADHA, AVSM, VSM, ARMOURED CORPS (RETIRED)
·                     VICE ADMIRAL R K PATTANAIK, AVSM, YSM (01860-A)
·                     AIR MARSHAL RAKESH KUMAR JOLLY, VM, VSM, (14083) FLYING (PILOT)(RETIRED)

KIRTI CHAKRA

·                     JC-602970Y NAIB SUBEDAR KOSH BAHADUR GURUNG 1 GORKHA RIFLES, 15 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·                     JC-531276A SUBEDAR AJAY VARDHAN 14 GARHWAL RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)


BAR ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

·                     IC-34890X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SRINIVASAN LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY
·                     IC-30408N LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR NARULA, AVSM, SM REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED)
·                     IC-30507W LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV CHOPRA, AVSM, SM INFANTRY (RETIRED)


ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

·                     IC-30701L LIEUTENANT GENERAL ABHAY TRIVIKRAM PARNAIK, SM, VSM CORPS OF ENGINEERS
·                     IC-34379F LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHATIA, ARMY AIR DEFENCE
·                     IC-34410H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATYA PAL SINGH KATEWA, ARMY SUPPLY CORPS
·                     IC-35226K LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOCHERLAKOTA GOPALA KRISHNA, SM, VSM, INFANTRY
·                     MR-04317M LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM PRAKASH VARMA, SM, VSM ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
·                     IC-31118H LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALVINDER SINGH SACHAR, SM, VSM** INFANTRY
·                     VICE ADMIRAL ANIL KUMAR CHAWLA, NM, VSM (02312-B)
·                     VICE ADMIRAL DINESH MUKUND DESHPANDE, VSM, (40844-A)
·                     IC-37371A MAJOR GENERAL ASHOK KUMAR, ARMY SUPPLY CORPS
·                     IC-39826K MAJOR GENERAL TARLOCHAN SINGH SIDANA, VSM CORPS OF ENGINEERS
·                     IC-38266W MAJOR GENERAL SURINDER SINGH, VSM INFANTRY
·                     IC-38731X MAJOR GENERAL SURENDER SINGH LAMBA, SM ARMY ORDNANCE COPRS
·                     IC-39070P MAJOR GENERAL RANBIR SINGH, YSM, SM INFANTRY
·                     IC-39098P MAJOR GENERAL GURPRATAP SINGH DHILLON, YSM, SM INFANTRY
·                     IC-39492A MAJOR GENERAL ANIL CHAUHAN, SM, VSM INFANTRY
·                     IC-39676Y MAJOR GENERAL DHARAMVIR SINGH RANA, SM, VSM INFANTRY
·                     IC-40022F MAJOR GENERAL ANIL KUMAR BHATT, SM, VSM INFANTRY
·                     IC-35153H MAJOR GENERAL DEVENDRA KUMAR PUROHIT, SM, VSM INFANTRY (RETIRED)
·                     REAR ADMIRAL (NOW VICE ADMIRAL) ATUL KUMAR JAIN, VSM (02459 N)
·                     AIR VICE MARSHAL VIVEK RAM CHAUDHARI, VM (16978) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR VICE MARSHAL CHAMBALA KARAI RANJAN, VSM (16015) MEDICAL
·                     AIR COMMODORE SURYAKANT CHINTAMAN CHAFEKAR, SC (17013) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR COMMODORE PRASHANT EKNATH PATANGE, YSM, VM(17706) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR COMMODORE AJAY RATHORE, VM (18258) FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR COMMODORE BALAKRISHNAN BALACHANDRAN, VM (18561)  FLYING (PILOT)
·                     AIR COMMODORE HARDEEP BAINS, VSM (19180) FLYING (PILOT)

SHAURYA CHAKRA

·                      SHRI MUSHTAQ AHMAD, CONSTABLE, HOME DEPTT, GOVT. OF J&K (POSTHUMOUS)
·                     IC-65352L MAJOR MANOHAR SINGH BHATI, SM  PARACHUTE REGIMENT,  31 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·                     IC-73277F MAJOR VISHAL SINGH RAGAHV, 18, RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·                     LIEUTENANT COMMANDER KAPISH SINGH MUWAL (52360-Z) (POSTHUMOUS)
·                     3005411L SEPOY VIKRAM, RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
·                     SHRI MANJEET SINGH, INSPECTOR/GD, INDO TIBBETAN BORDER POLICE, CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, HERAT, AFGHANISTAN
·                     4572211A NAIK SWARUP KUMAR GHORAI, 20TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT
·                     IC-70817K MAJOR ASHUTOSH KUMAR PANDEY, RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44 RASHTRIYA RIFLES
·                     IC-72464N MAJOR BIBHANSHU DHONDIYAL 5/5 GORKHA RIFLES(FRONTIER FORCE)
·                     13776150W PARATROOPER BALVINDER SINGH 1 PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCE) (POSTHUMOUS)
·                     IC-58918L LIEUTENANT COLONEL SANKALP KUMAR  24 PUNJAB REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)


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