Saturday, January 31, 2015

Indian Coast Guard Day-2015 Celebrated




The Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 38th Anniversary on 01 Feb 15. An Armed Force of the union, under the Ministry of Defence, the Indian Coast Guard has come a long way from its modest beginning in 1978. Today, with more than 100 ships and 60 aircraft, Indian Coast Guard is amongst the largest Coast Guards in the world. Though initially envisaged for the role to curb the economic offences, Coast Guard has now acquired leadership role in various fields of the national maritime arena. Indian Coast Guard is the nodal Central Coordinating Authority for the National Maritime Search and Rescue, Marine Oil Spill Disaster Planning, Preparedness Response and coordination of Offshore and Coastal Security. To support these onerous responsibilities, the Indian Coast Guard is operating from five Regional Headquarters, 14 District Headquarters located in each coastal state and 42 Stations situated along the coast line. 

With Service motto as “Vayam Rakshamah” (We Protect), the Coast Guard Search and Rescue efforts have been instrumental in saving more than 6500 lives since inception, amounting to one life saved every other day. The Coast Guard continues to transform itself into an effective maritime force through acquisition of state of art indigenously designed and built ships and aircraft, consolidation of manpower & infrastructure and honing professional competencies through regular and rigorous training. By the turn of present decade, the Coast Guard is likely to have an inventory of 150 ships and 100 aircraft.  

The President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister also congratulated the Indian Coast Guard on completion of 38 glorious years and its role in national maritime security. 

The traditional CG Reception ceremony held on the eve of Coast Guard Day was graced by the Hon’be Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parikar. The Service Chiefs along with dignitaries and senior officials from the Ministry of Defence also attended the ceremony. The Defence Minister on the occasion appreciated the pivotal role of Coast Guard in ensuring the India’s maritime interests in the Indian Ocean Region. 

The Coast Guard also witnesses the new Director General at helm from today as Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM assumes the responsibilities of Director General Indian Coast Guard from Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal AVSM & Bar who retired from service on superannuation on 31 Jan 14.



INDIAN COAST GUARD GETS NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL

On the 38th Raising day of the Indian Coast Guard on 01 Feb 15, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM took over the helms of the service as the 21st Director General Indian Coast Guard. He succeeded Vice Admiral Anurag Thapliyal AVSM & Bar, who retired from the service on superannuation. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy Khadakvasla, Pune and the Naval Academy Kochi, the Admiral was commissioned in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy  on 01 Jul 1979 and is a Gunnery Specialist.  

The Flag Officer is a graduate of the 1992 batch of the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich (UK). He also attended the Naval Higher Command Course at the College of Naval Warfare, Karanja, Mumbai in 2001 and completed the 47th NDC course at New Delhi in 2007.

The Admiral has held a number of important afloat, training and staff appointments which includes commissioning Commanding Officer of the Missile Corvette INS Kora, Commanding Officer of the Stealth Frigate, INS Tabar and DA at the High Commission of India, Singapore.  His flag appointments include Assistant Controller of Carrier Projects, Chief of Staff Southern Naval Command, Flag Officer Sea Training at Kochi, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam, Asst Chief of Personnel (HRD) and Controller Personnel Services (CPS) at IHQ, MoD(N).

Canister Launch Of Nuclear Capable Agni-5 Successful From Wheeler’s Island Off Odisha coast


India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler’s Island off Odisha coast.
The three stage, solid propellant “missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 8.06 hours,” ITR Director M V K V Prasad said.

Prasad said that the canister version of Agni-5 missile was successfully test launched on Saturday. “The missile, witnessed a flawless ‘auto launch’ and detailed results will be known after all data retrieved from different radars and network systems.”

An eye-witness said, “The sleek missile, just within a few seconds of its blast-off from the Island launchpad roared majestically into a clear sunny sky leaving behind in its trajectory a trail of thin orange and white column of smoke and within seconds it pierced the sky”.

Saturday’s launch was the third developmental trial of the long range missile. The first test was conducted on 19 April, 2012 and the second test on 15 September, 2013 from the same base.
The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile Agni-5 is capable of striking a range more than 5000 km. It is about 17 meters long, 2 metres wide and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

Unlike other missiles of Agni series, the latest one ‘AGNI-5’, is most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine, Prasad said.

“Lot of new technologies developed indigenously were successfully tested in the first Agni-5 trial. The very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the Missile reach the target point within few meters of accuracy.

“The high speed onboard computer and fault tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the missile flawlessly,” said an official.
India has at present in its armoury of Agni series, Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2500 km to more than 3500 range. After a few more trials, Agni-5 will be inducted into the services.

PTI

Friday, January 30, 2015

More Autonomy To Be Given In Decision Making To DPSUs & OFBs For Better Performance: Says Defence Minister Parrikar

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar today said MoD would be bringing about major changes in the Defence Procurement Procedure and the Defence Production Policy to provide greater autonomy to the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) units for their expansion and diversification. 

Addressing the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry, here, he said, we need to delegate powers to DPSUs to enable them to take decisions so that they improve the serviceability of the platforms available to the Armed Forces. “Every machine in operation is like adding an additional equipment. DPSUs will be provided support but they must think like a commercial organisation”, he said. 

Referring to the Make in India Procedure in Defence, Shri Parrikar said it needs further improvement. Defence industry in India is a unique industry where the only customer is the Services. 

The Meeting discussed in detail the performance of the 41 Ordnance factories and 9 DPSUs. 

Taking part in the discussions, Members of Parliament wanted to know whether the Government has drawn up a clear roadmap to reduce Defence imports. Some members felt that there was a concerted campaign to denigrate the public sector and to promote the private sector. They felt that unlike consumer products, the design and development of defence product has a long gestation and the contribution of DPSUs has to be appreciated in that light. 

They expressed the view that the private sector must be promoted in a big way, but not at the cost of the public sector. 

Members of Parliament who attended the meeting included Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Shri Anil Shirole, Prof. Saugata Roy, Shri P Nagarajan, Shri Kirti Vardhan Singh, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Shri VP Singh Badnore, Dr. Mahendra Prasad, Shri Veer Singh, Shri TK Rangarajan, Shri Bhupender Yadav, Shri HK Dua and Ms Ambika Soni. 

The Defence Secretary Shri RK Mathur, Secretary Defence Production Shri G Mohan Kumar, Secretary, ESW, Shri PD Meena also attended the meeting. 


Thursday, January 29, 2015

R.I.P.

The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh paying homage to martyred Col M.N. Rai, in New Delhi on January 29, 2015.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LCA Tejas Engine Can Start Without External Assistance In Extreme Cold Conditions

With three consecutive start-ups of its engine after overnight soak in extreme cold(around -15ºC) conditions of Laddakh winter, that too without any external assistance, Tejas, the Indian Light Combat Aircraft has achieved yet another and a rare distinction. Starting the fighter aircraft under such extreme condition without any external assistance or heating is a technology challenge. The requirements become further stringent when the starting is to be done three times consecutively with a partially charged battery. Team LCA led by AERD&C of HAL, and members from ADA, NFTC, IAF, CEMILAC and DGAQA have succeeded in achieving this. “The team LCA has achieved a technological breakthrough”, stated Dr. PS Subramanyam PGD (CA) & Director, ADA. 

The engine starter is developed indigenously by HAL Aero Engine Research and Design Centre (AERDC), Bangalore. Prior to aircraft tests, the Jet Fuel Starter (JFS) was extensively tested on test rig to meet starting conditions across the operating altitudes including Leh (10,700 ft.) and Khardungla (18300 ft.). The control software of JFS was fine tuned to work at all operating altitudes with no adjustments from cockpit. GE-F404-IN20 engine start up control schedule was also varied with several control patches to establish reliable start. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CO 42 RR Succumbs.. From 2/9 Gorkhas.....Was Conferred YSM Yesterday....R.I.P....Lived Upto His Whatsapp Status !!

Col M N Rai succumbed today to terrorists' fire in Tral, J&K. From 1 Sector RR.. Received input about two terrorists and launched ops. Is from 2/9 Gorkhas. Wife is in Delhi, but from Lucknow. 

His whatsapp status is " Zindagi mein badi shiddat se nibhaao apna kirdaar, ki parda girne ke baad bhi taaliyan bajti rahen"



Two militants including the District Commander of Hizbul Mujadheen were killed in a brief gun fight at Handora hamlet of Tral town in South Kahsmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday.

The HM District Commander accompanied by his associate had arrived at his home when Army and SOG personnel cordoned off the house and neutralized both the militants after two minutes gun fight. An Army Colonel identified as M.N.Rai, Head Constable Sanjeev Singh and two more soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles were injured during the encounter while officials said that the Colonel was airlifted to Badamibagh based 92 Base Hospital in critical condition where he along with the Constable Singh succumbed to his injuries.

Police sources told that, HM District Commander Abid Ahmed Khan son of Jalaluddin had arrived at his Handora village to meet his family members. He was accompanied by his associate Shiraz Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hasan Dar resident of Warigund Tral. ?We received inputs about their presence and without any delay joint Army parties from 42,180, 185 Rashtriya Rifles along with SOG Tral cordoned off the village. As the army zeroed in and came close to the house, the militants fired upon Government Forces resulting in the injury of four Government Forces personnel,? a police official said.

Sources said that as the Colonel Roy of 42 RR tried to enter into the house during the gunfight, the militants targeted him and injured him critically. ?The injured Colonel and Head Constable were airlifted to 92 base Army hospital in Srinagar, where they breathed their last ,? police official said adding that both the militants were neutralized after 20 minutes gun fight.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Images : Republic Day








Nation Celebrates 66th Republic Day














Change Of Command At INS Rajali

Commodore Puneet Kumar Bahl has handed over over the reins of Indian Navy Ship (INS) Rajali to    Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody at INS Rajali Naval Base, Arakkonam today. The Commodore has commanded INS Rajali for a period of about 3 years and 3 months during which the air station achieved remarkable growth in all aspects. During his tenure as commanding officer the air station was awarded the 'Unit Citation' for the year 2013. The officer has played a vital role in the induction of the prestigious P8I aircraft. The officer is promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and will be moving to Headquarters, Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), New Delhi.

 INS Rajali is a premiere Naval Air Station of the Eastern Naval Command. The station undertakes diversified naval air operations. Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft like TU142 and P8I are based here.

Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody who has taken over command had served in the capacity of Captain (Air) at INS Rajali since May 11. The change of command ceremony was held in the Naval air station after the 66th Republic day celebrations. As per the naval tradition, Captain VK Pisharody inspected the Maritime Reconnaissance Ceremonial guard and reviewed the platoons of naval personnel drawn from various squadrons/units of the air station.

Indian Army's Maj Mukund Vardarajan & Nk N K Singh Conferred Ashok Chakra

Ashok Chakra Awarded to NK Neeraj Kumar Singh of 13 Rajputana Rifles (Posthumous) 374 Republic Day Gallantry and Other Defence Decorations Announced

The President has approved awards of 374 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 66th Republic Day Celebrations.  This includes one Ashoka Chakra, 03 Kirti Chakra, 12 Shaurya Chakra, 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 02 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 11 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 03 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,  13 Yudh Seva Medal, 42 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 08 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 19 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 04 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 124 Vishisht Seva Medal.


The nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra has been awarded posthumously to 16012114A Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh of 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (13 Rajputana Rifles.

The officer while leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir on August 24, 2014 came under heavy fire from terrorists which hit one of his buddy. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Naik Neeraj Singh crawled and extricated his buddy. A terrorist threw grenades and brought heavy fire on Naik Neeraj but in a very daring act he inched closer to the terrorist and shot him dead. Simultaneously, he was attacked by another terrorist resulting in dropping of his rifle and was shot in the chest. Despite grievous injuries, displaying unparalleled courage, he pounced on the terrorist, snatched his weapon and killed him in hand to hand combat. He refused to be evacuated till he became unconscious and was later evacuated but he succumbed to his injuries

The President will also award Ashok Chakra to IC-72861M Major Mukund Varadarajan of 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (22 Rajput) posthumously (announced earlier on  August 15, 2014) for showing exceptional bravery and courage while leading an anti-terrorist operation in a village of Shopiyan district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 25, 2014. During the operation, before attaining martyrdom, Major Mukund Varadarajan, displayed exemplary leadership skills, raw courage, planning and swift action which culminated in the elimination of three top ranked Hizbul Mujaheddin terrorists.


In addition a total of 58 Mention-In-Despatches have also been announced for participating in different Operations for the Army Personnel. These include one for operation Trishul Shakti, Seven for Operation Megh Rahat, four for Operation Megh Doot, twenty nine for Operation Rakshak, one each for Operation Orchid and Operation Hifazat, two for Operation Falcon and thirteen for Operation Rhino.



The full list of the recipients of gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:

SL. NO.

RANK & NAME
SERVICE
ASHOKA CHAKRA
1.
16012114A NAIK NEERAJ KUMAR SINGH RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 57TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
KIRTI CHAKRA

1.
IC-74786M CAPT JAIDEV,  10 PARA (SF), 3 RR
ARMY
2.
JC-602970Y NB SUB KOSH BAHADUR GURUNG, 1 GORKHA RIF, 15 RR

3.
JC-531276A SUBEDAR AJAY VARDHAN 14TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
 SHAURYA CHAKRA
1.      

IC-58918L LIEUTENANT COLONEL SANKALP KUMAR, 24TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT, (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
2.      

IC-69696F MAJ MUKUL SHARMA, 4 PARA (SF)        

3.      

IC-70688P MAJ ABHIJAI, ENGRS, 39 (I) R&O FLT, (POSTHUMOUS)

4.      

IC-70817K MAJ ASHUTOSH KUMAR PANDEY, RAJPUT, 44 RR

5.      

IC-71174K MAJ R VAMSHI KRISHNAN, ENGRS, 50 RR

6.      

IC-72464N MAJ BIBHANSHU DHONDIYAL, 5/5 GR (FF)

7.      

4572211A NK SWARUP KUMAR GHORAI, 20 MAHAR
ARMY
8.      

13776150W PARATROOPER BALVINDER SINGH, FIRST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)(POSTHUMOUS)

9.      

13769423L RFN MANGA RAM, 3 JAK RIF

10.  

CDR GOSAVI KAUSTUBH VIJAYKUMAR, NM, (03657-K)
NAVY
11.  

SHRI MANJEET SINGH, INSPECTOR/GD
MHA
12.  

LATE MUSHTAQ AHMAD, CONSTABLE (POSTHUMOUS)


SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

       1.    

IC-56184W LIEUTENANT COLONEL GALBA SIVA KIRAN KUMAR, ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 2051 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (UTILITY HELICOPTER)
ARMY
       2.    

IC-59579H LIEUTENANT COLONEL AKKULA BALAKRISHNA
CORPS OF ENGINEERS / NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD

       3.    

IC-62163W MAJOR RAMAN JHA 7TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT

       4.    

IC-64202H MAJOR PN SUJAY KUMAR 18TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT

       5.    

IC-68291K MAJOR ABHINAV BOSE MECHANIZED INFANTRY / 21STBATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES

       6.    

IC-68473X MAJOR GAURAV DIXIT 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT

       7.    

IC-69642A MAJOR CHANNABASAVESH K GUNDE THE MAHAR REGIMENT / 1ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

       8.    

IC-70694H MAJOR HITESH KUMAR BHARDWAJ CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 10TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES

       9.    

IC-71200A MAJOR SURINDER JEET SINGH  CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 44THBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

     10.  

IC-71641W MAJOR VIKAS VARYANI CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / 39 (INDEPENDENT) RECONNAISSANCE & OBSERVATION FLIGHT (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
     11.  

IC-72942M MAJOR DHRUBABRATA KAKOTI THE JAT REGIMENT / 1STBATTALION THE ASSAM REGIMENT

     12.  

IC-73243N MAJOR JAVED AKHTAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21STBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


     13.  

IC-74971A MAJOR DALBIR MALIK 7TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT

     14.  

SC-00568Y MAJOR ROOP SINGH NEGI 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE)

     15.  

IC-71436P CAPTAIN AVINASH YESHWANT SOMVANSHI, ARMY AVIATION CORPS, 39 (INDEPENDENT) RECONNAISSANCE AND OBSERVATION FLIGHT
(POSTHUMOUS)

     16.  

IC-75598X CAPTAIN KAPIL TOMAR ARMY SUPPLY CORPS / 19THBATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT

     17.  

IC-75650P CAPTAIN ABHISHEK AHLAWAT CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT

     18.  

IC-76764M CAPTAIN RANJITH KP ARMY SERVICE CORPS / 2NDBATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT

     19.  

SS-46014Y CAPTAIN ANKUR TYAGI CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER 19TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT

     20.  

IC-76702M LT TARUN VERMA,  3 JAK RIF

     21.  

JC-19441L SUBEDAR NAINA SINGH RAWAT 1ST BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES

     22.  

JC-460478P NAIB SUBEDER KANKANWADI DURADUNDI IRAPPA, 19THBATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS)

ARMY
     23.  

JC-618130H NB SUB BHIM BAHADUR GURUNG 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE)

     24.  

2688666H HAVILDAR NORANG RAM CHAHAR 23RD BATTALION THE GRENADIERS

     25.  

2793421L HAVILDAR JADHAV SANDEEP BABASAHEB 19TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY


     26.  

3998387A HAVILDAR VIJAY SINGH 20TH BATTALION THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES

     27.  

4074978H HAVILDAR PUSHKAR SINGH 7TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES

     28.  

4568082N HAVILDAR DEEPAK TOMAR 20TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT

     29.  

4190345N NAIK  KHEM CHANDRA THE KUMAON REGIMENT / 50THBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

     30.  

4477647A NAIK JAGSIR SINGH 5TH BATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY
(POSTHUMOUS)
‘’
     31.  

4478960X NAIK KULWINDER SINGH 5TH BATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS)

     32.  

5047156X NAIK DAMODAR THAPA THIRD BATTALION THE FIRST GORKHA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

     33.  

3195822X LANCE NAIK SHANKAR LAL BOCHLIYA 20THBATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)

     34.  

4085106A LANCE NAIK KESHAR SINGH 7TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES

     35.  

15334151W LANCE NAIK ARUN S 3RD ENGINEER REGIMENT(POSTHUMOUS)

     36.  

15619838F LANCE NAIK CHENABASAPPA PUJAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

ARMY
     37.  

2803346H SEPOY BHIKALE UTTAM BALU 2ND BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)

     38.  

2806850N SEPOY DOKE GANESH DATTATRAYA THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY / 41ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

     39.  

4005533L SEPOY BALBIR DASS THE DOGRA REGIMENT / 40THBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

     40.  

4005856N SEPOY OM PRAKASH 19TH BATALLION THE DOGRA REGIMENT

     41.  

4578844K SEPOY RAGHUWINDER SINGH 18TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT

     42.  

5049805W RIFLEMAN REKAM BAHADUR THAPA MAGAR THE GORKHA RIFLES / 15TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

     43.  

9113484M RIFLEMAN MEER OWAIS HUSSAIN THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES(POSTHUMOUS)

     44.  

12974757X RIFLEMAN MUSHTAQ AHMAD MIR THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY 53RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES(POSTHUMOUS)

     45.  

G/5022003H RIFLEMAN TAKHELLAMBAM GOKIL SINGH 13TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

     46.  

4091526W PARATROOPER MUKESH SINGH THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT / 3RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

     47.  

2708314P GRENADIER RAHUL KUMAR 23RD BATTALION THE GRENADIERS

     48.  

15207857M GUNNER MANPREET SINGH REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 31ST FIELD REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)


NAO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.
CDR KUNTAL WADHWA (41909-Y) (POSTHUMOUS)
NAVY
2.
VISHNU P UNNI, SEA I RC III, 224696 Z (POSTHUMOUS)


VAYU SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.      

WING COMMANDER MANEESH KUMAR ROY (22980) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
2.      

WING COMMANDER SAURABH SHARMA (23209) F(P)

3.      

WING COMMANDER AMIT JAIN (25110) (PILOT)

4.      

SQUADRON LEADER MANTEJ SINGH SOMAL (26996) FLYING (PILOT)

5.      

SQUADRON LEADER SAURABH RAGHUVANSHI (27955) FLYING (PILOT)(POSTHUMOUS)

6.      

SQN LDR KAPIL KAREEM (29719) FLYING (PILOT)

7.      

781094 SERGEANT RAVINDER KUMAR JAKHAR PJI

8.      

WING COMMANDER ANUP SHARMA (25310) FLYING (PILOT)

9.      

WING COMMANDER PANKAJ SHARMA (25628) FLYING (PILOT)

10.  

918575 CORPORAL MOMOCHA NINGTHOUJAM INDIAN AIR FORCE (SECURITY)

11.  

PA NO 42477 SHRI RAVINDER KUMAR LEADING HAND FIREMAN(POSTHUMOUS)

PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1.        

IC-27969X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJESH PANT ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF SIGNALS, MILITARY COLLEGE OF TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MHOW (MP) / (RETIRED)
ARMY
2.      
MR-04006Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL VED PRAKASH CHATURVEDI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


3.      
IC-30682L LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANVENDER SINGH ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN
ARMY
4.      
IC-30702N LIEUTENANT GENERAL PHILIP CAMPOSE BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL MECHANISED INFANTRY

5.      
IC-31014F LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR SAXENA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY AIR DEFENCE CORPS

6.      
IC-31134A LIEUTENANT GENERAL GAUTAM MOORTHY ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS (RETIRED)

7.      
IC-31323K LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV MADHOK ATI VISHIHST SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL MECHANISED INFANTRY

8.      
IC-31324M LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOTHENETH SURENDRANATH, BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS / HQ SOUTHERN COMMAND

9.      
IC-31336F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUNIL SADANAND JOG ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY, CHENNAI (RETIRED)

10.    
IC-31348W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJAN BAKSHI UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS HEADQUARTERS CENTRAL COMMAND

11.    
IC-31638N LIEUTENANT GENERAL OM PRAKASH UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY

12.    
IC-31642W LIEUTENANT GENERAL NRUSINGHA PRASAD PADHI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEERS

13.    
IC-31653H LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR BHALLA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS, HEADQUARTER INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF

14.    
IC-31736N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHALLA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

15.    
IC-31739F LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHANGALI ANANDA KRISHNAN, UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY
ARMY
16.    
IC-34036L LIEUTENANT GENERAL PERUVEMBA RAMACHANDRAN KUMAR, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL , REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

17.    
IC-36200F LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALBIR SINGH PAMA SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED)/ INFANTRY

18.    
IC-36527A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH CHANDRA CHADHA, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS

19.    

DR-10298H LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIMAL ARORA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS / DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF DENTAL SERVICE


20.    

VICE ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA,  AVSM, (01823-T)
NAVY

21.    

VICE ADMIRAL RAMAKANT PATTANAIK, AVSM, YSM (01860-A)


22.    

VICE ADMIRAL K RAMACHANDRAN NAIR, AVSM, VSM, (50575-T)


23.    

AIR MARSHAL RAKESH KUMAR JOLLY VM VSM ADC (14083) FLYING PILOT
AIR FORCE

24.    

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


25.    

AIR MARSHAL ARUN PURUSHOTTAM GARUD VM (14692) FLYING (PILOT)


26.    
AIR MARSHAL SUBRAMANYA SUKUMAR AVSM VM (14672) FLYING (PILOT)


27.    
AIR MARSHAL SUNEEL SHRIPAD SOMAN AVSM VM (14681) FLYING (PILOT)


28.    
AIR MARSHAL PACKIRISWAMY KANAKARAJ AVSM VSM (15066) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)




UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL


1.
IC-34385P LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR AHUJA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / HEADQUARTER 4 CORPS
ARMY

2.
IC-34392L LIEUTENANT GENERAL GURMIT SINGH, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL HEADQUARTER 15 CORPS


3.
IC-34605N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH SHARMA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, HEADQUARTER 14 CORPS




BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL



1.    
IC-34890X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SRINIVASAN LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY
ARMY

2.    
IC-30507W LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV CHOPRA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY (RETIRED)


3.    
IC-30408N LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR NARULA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED)




ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL



         1.          
IC-30701L LIEUTENANT GENERAL ABHAY TRIVIKRAM PARNAIK, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEER, DIRECTOR GENERAL BORDER ROADS
ARMY

         2.          
IC-30727A LIEUTENANT GENERAL TEJWANT SINGH GILL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED) / INFANTRY


         3.          
IC-30736F LIEUTENANT GENERAL JATINDER SIKAND VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEERS


         4.          
IC-31118H LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALVINDER SINGH SACHAR, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY


         5.          
IC-31663M LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH NANDAN, SENA MEDAL, ARMY AIR DEFENCE


         6.          
IC-34014M LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMIT SHARMA VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS STRATEGIC FORCES COMMAND
ARMY

         7.          
IC-34098L LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARMINDERJIT SINGH SACHDEV, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY


         8.          
IC-34379F LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHATIA ARMY AIR DEFENCE


         9.          
IC-34410H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATYA PAL SINGH KATEWA ARMY SERVICE CORPS


     10.          
IC-34760F LIEUTENANT GENERAL PRAVEEN BAKSHI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS


     11.          
IC-34888A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA PRATAP SAHI, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS


     12.          
IC-35226K LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOCHERLAKOTA GOPALA KRISHNA, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED) / INFANTRY


     13.          
IC-35040A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH MOHAN MITTAL,SENA MEDAL,VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/CORPS OF ENGINEERS


     14.          
MR-04317M LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM PRAKASH VERMA,SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


     15.          
IC-35153H MAJOR GENERAL DEVENDRA KUMAR PUROHIT, SENA MEDAL,VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY


     16.          
IC-35481W MAJOR GENERAL RAJIV NARAYANAN,  VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS


     17.          
IC-35941M MAJOR GENERAL PRAKASH NARAYAN TRIPATHI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMY AIR DEFENCE


     18.          
IC-37371A MAJOR GENERAL ASHOK KUMAR ARMY SERVICE CORPS / HQ EASTERN COMMAND


     19.          
IC-37555Y MAJOR GENERAL VINOD G KHANDARE, SENA MEDAL/INFANTRY
ARMY

     20.          
IC-38266W MAJOR GENERAL SURINDER SINGH, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/INFANTRY


     21.          
IC-38731X MAJOR GENERAL SURENDER SINGH LAMBA SENA MEDAL / ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS


     22.          
IC-38753W MAJOR GENERAL JASWINDER SINGH SANDHU, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     23.          
IC-39070P MAJ GEN RANBIR SINGH,YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     24.          
IC-39098P MAJ GEN GURPRATAP SINGH DHILLON, YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     25.          
IC-39295X MAJ GEN PARMINDER JIT SINGH PANNU, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     26.          
IC-39492A MAJOR GENERAL ANIL CHAUHAN, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     27.          
IC-39676Y MAJOR GENERAL DHARAMVIR SINGH RANA SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY


     28.          
IC-39826K MAJOR GENERAL TARLOCHAN SINGH SIDANA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY


     29.          
IC-40022F MAJ GEN ANIL KUMAR BHATT SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

     30.          
IC-38708 MAJ GEN ASHOK AMBRE, SM, INF

     31.          
MR-03911F LT GEN MK UNNI, VSM, AMC

     32.          
VICE ADMIRAL JAYWANT KUMAR KORDE, VSM, (01912-W)
NAVY
     33.          
REAR ADMIRAL SUDARSHAN YASHWANT SHRIKHANDE (02152-R)

     34.          
VICE ADMIRAL ANIL KUMAR CHAWLA, NM, VSM (02312-B).

     35.          
REAR ADMIRAL DINESH MUKUND DESHPANDE, VSM (40844-A)

     36.          
REAR ADMIRAL AJAY KUMAR SAXENA, VSM,  (50763-W)
NAVY
     37.          
REAR ADMIRAL G ASHOK KUMAR , VSM, (02470-N)

     38.          
REAR ADMIRAL ATUL KUMAR JAIN, VSM (02459-N).
‘’
     39.          
AIR MARSHAL BIRENDER SINGH DHANOA YSM VM (15405) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
     40.          
AIR MARSHAL SUKHCHAIN SINGH VSM (15808) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

     41.          
AIR VICE MARSHAL RP GEORGE (15751) LOGISTICS

     42.          
AIR VICE MARSHAL CHAMBALA KARAI RANJAN VSM (16015) MEDICAL

     43.          
AIR VICE MARSHAL RAGHUNATH NAMBIAR VM & BAR (16378) FLYING (PILOT)

     44.          
AIR VICE MARSHAL VIVEK RAM CHAUDHARI VM (16978) FLYING (PILOT)

     45.          
AIR COMMODORE SURYAKANT CHINTAMAN CHAFEKAR SC (17013) FLYING (PILOT)

     46.          
AIR COMMODORE PRAVIN RAMCHANDRA NAVALKAR (17173) FLYING (PILOT)          

     47.          
AIR COMMODORE KRISHNA IYENGAR RAVI VSM (17674) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL)

     48.          
AIR COMMODORE AJAY RATHORE VM (18258) FLYING (PILOT)

     49.          
AIR COMMODORE SURAT SINGH VM VSM (18563) FLYING (PILOT)

     50.          
AIR COMMODORE HARDEEP BAINS VSM (19180) FLYING (PILOT)

     51.          
AIR COMMODORE PRASHANT EKNATH PATANGE, YSM, VM (17706) FLYING (PILOT)

     52.          
AIR COMMODORE SUNIL KUMAR, YSM (17713) FLYING (PILOT)

     53.          
AIR COMMODORE  BALAKRISHNAN BALACHANDRAN VM (18561) FLYING (PILOT)



YUDH SEVA MEDAL


1.    
IC-38300L Major General Vivek Pratap Singh THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 25 INFANTRY
ARMY

2.    
IC-39465W MAJOR GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH BEDI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, THE GARHWAL RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 3 INFANTRY DIVISION


3.    
IC-39522M MAJOR GENERAL JAIVEER SINGH NEGI, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, THE DOGRA REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 8 MOUNTAIN DIVISION


4.    
IC-39929H MAJOR GENERAL SARANJEET SINGH THE SIKH LIGHT REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 25 INFANTRY DIVISION


5.    
IC-42954M BRIGADIER ACHUTHAN PRAMOD KUMAR INFANTRY / 12THSECTOR RASHTRIYA RIFLE


6.    
IC-44065N BRIGADIER MANJINDER SINGH / THE MADRAS REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 121 (INDEPENDENT)INFANTRY BRIGADE GROUP


7.    
IC-44261N BRIGADIER BRIJ GOPAL, SENA MEDAL THE DOGRA REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 3 SECTOR RASHTRIYA RIFLE


8.    
IC-44545X BRIGADIER ANINDYA SENGUPTA THE RAJPUT REGIMENT / 120TH INFANTRY BRIGADE


9.    
IC-43914X BRIGADIER RAJIV KUMAR MAHNA, SENA MEDAL THE KUMAON REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 40 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE


10.
IC-44527P BRIGADIER ASHOK SINGH, SENA MEDAL THE MADRAS REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 190 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE


11.
IC-47020Y BRIGADIER DINESH SINGH RANA, SENA MEDAL,THE GARHWAL RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 11 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE


12.
IC-47223H BRIGADIER SANJEEV CHAUHAN GORKHA RIFLES / HEADQUARTER 73 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE


13.
IC-55822X COLONEL MUNINDRA NATH RAI THE GORKHA RIFLES / 42NDBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
ARMY


SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

       1.    

IC-38928N MAJOR GENERAL ANIL PRAHLAD BAM  REGIMENT OF ARTILLARY
ARMY
       2.    

IC-35955M MAJ GEN AMRIK SINGH INFANTRY

       3.    

DR-10328P MAJOR GENERAL GOPAL KRISHAN THAPLIYAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS / COMMAND MILITARY DENTAL CENTRE, WESTERN COMMAND

       4.    

IC-40078N BRIG AMARDEEP SINGH SIDHU VISHISHT SEVA  MEDAL / ARMY AVIATION CORPS

       5.    

IC-40685M BRIGADIER RAJ SHUKLA REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

       6.    

IC-41547X BRIGADIER ROHIT GUPTA THE MECHANISED INFANTRY

       7.    

IC-41595X BRIG MANOJ KUMAR SINGH YADAV, ARMY SERVICE CORPS

       8.    

IC-41960N BRIGADIER ASHWANI KUMAR CHANNAN REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

       9.    

IC-43126N BRIGADIER PRADEEP SOFAT THE SIKH REGIMENT

     10.  

IC-44498L BRIGADIER RAM CHANDER TIWARI THE KUMAON REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 112 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE

     11.  

IC-44572F BRIG SANJAY THAKARAN, THE GARHWAL RIFLES /HEADQUARTERS 10 INFANTRY BRIGADE

     12.  

IC-47139H BRIG PUSHPENDRA PAL SINGH, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT /HEADQUARTERS 104 INFANTRY BRIGADE


     13.  

IC-46034M COLONEL DEVINDAR KUMAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS /HEADQUARTERS INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF


     14.  

IC-48525F COLONEL VIKAS ROHELLA CORPS OF ENGINEERS /HEADQUARTERS CHHATTISGARH AND ODISHA SUB AREA

ARMY
     15.  

IC-49459W COLONEL SANJIV RANJAN SHARMA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY


     16.  

IC-49114P COLONEL KOGANTI SOMASHANKAR THE JAT REGIMENT

     17.  

IC-50313P COL MOHIT TRIVEDI, THE GRENADIERS


     18.  

IC-50404Y COLONEL ANIRBAN DATTA 9TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES


     19.  

IC-52021L COLONEL ARUPENDU GUPTA THE GRENADIERS / ARMY WAR COLLEGE, MHOW


     20.  

IC-52764N COLONEL SUSHIL KUMAR CHOUDHARY CORPS OF SIGNALS / 56 INFANTRY DIVISION SIGNAL REGIMENT

     21.  

IC-52885P COLONEL SACHIN DUBEY ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 664 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O)


     22.  

IC-52930W COLONEL VIKAS KEPRATE ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 662 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O)

     23.  

IC-53250H COLONEL NAMEIRAKPAM ROMEO SINGH 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT

     24.  

IC-53444L COLONEL AMIT SHARMA 4TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES


     25.  

IC-55716Y COLONEL RAJDEEP SINGH LEHAL, THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY / 17TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


     26.  

IC-58301P COLONEL ARUN PRATAP SINGH BHADORIA, THE NAGA REGIMENT / 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


     27.  

IC-56636N COLONEL RAHUL MACHHRAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 111 ROCKET REGIMENT

     28.  

IC-56426N LIEUTENANT COLONEL DIGVIJAY SINGH BISHT, ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 662 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O)

ARMY
     29.  

IC-56645 LT COL NAVNEET CHAIL, ARMY AVIATION CORPS

     30.  

IC-57877A LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANISH KISHORE ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 37TH INDEPENDENT (R&O) FLIGHT

     31.  

IC-59086F LIEUTENANT COLONEL AMIT KUMAR, ARMY AVIATION CORPS/ 9TH (INDEPENDENT) R&O FLIGHT


     32.  

IC-59656M LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROHIT DEVRANI ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 204 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (UH)

     33.  

IC-59732N LIEUTENANT COLONEL SHREEKAR ASHOK PILLAI, 2NDBATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY


     34.  

IC-60650X MAJOR BODHISATTWA CHAKRABARTI 10THBATTATION THE ASSAM REGIMENT


     35.  

IC-62116Y MAJOR UDAIJEET SINGH JASWAL 3RD BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES

     36.  

IC-62339W MAJOR BICKY SHARMA, REGIMENT OF ARTILLARY / 29THBATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


     37.  

IC-68100K MAJOR ANAND BOHRA, INTELLIGENCE CORPS  3 CORPS INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE UNIT

     38.  

IC-70843L MAJOR VIPIN CHANDRA DANDRIYAL 3RD BATTALION THE 11TH GORKHA RIFLES

     39.  

IC-63704Y MAJ AKHIL SINGHAL, 21 ENGR REGT

     40.  

IC-63987L MAJ ANAND SINGH BISHT, JAT, 5 RR

     41.  

JC-378410F SUB BAGANE RAJENDRA SHIVAJI CORPS OF SIGNALS(POSTHUMOUS)


     42.  

JC-635217A NAIB SUBEDAR JITU RAI 11TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES / ARMY MARKSMANSHIP UNIT, THE INFANTRY SCHOOL, MHOW (MP)



NAO SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)



1.      

CMDE KAMLESH KUMAR SINGH (41098-B)
NAVY
2.      

CMDE SUDHIR GOPALAKRISHNA (03261-K)

3.      

CAPTAIN SURAJ BERRY, VSM  (03101-Y)

4.      

CAPTAIN V HIREMATH (41760-H)

5.      

CAPTAIN MADHU GENTELA (51104-W)

6.      

COMMANDER WINGSTON MATHEWS T (03367-A)

7.      

COMMANDER SIVASANKAR RAVI (03828-Z)

8.      

DHARAM PAL YADAV, MCMECH I, NO. (114381-H)


VAYU SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

9.      

GROUP CAPTAIN VISHNAMETTAI RAMAMURTHY VISHWANATHAN(21229) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
10.  

GROUP CAPTAIN ANIMESH KUMAR SINGH (21255) FLYING (PILOT)

11.  

GROUP CAPTAIN VIPUL SINGH (21537) FLYING (PILOT)

12.  

GROUP CAPTAIN MACHETIRA KARUMBAIAH PRAVEEN (22373) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

13.  

GROUP CAPTAIN SANDEEP BALYAN (22699) FLYING (PILOT)

14.  

GROUP CAPTAIN PRADEEP ARUN SHAH (22925) FLYING (PILOT)


15.  

GROUP CAPTAIN VINAY PRATAP SINGH (22951) FLYING (PILOT)


16.  

GROUP CAPTAIN PANKAJ  MITTAL (23166) FLYING (PILOT)

17.  

GROUP CAPTAIN RAJESH VARMA (23190) FLYING (PILOT)

18.  

GROUP CAPTAIN RATISH KUMAR (23513) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
19.  

GROUP CAPTAIN SANJEEV KANWAR (23520) FLYING (PILOT)

20.  

GROUP CAPTAIN TAHIR HUSSAIN ABDULGANI SHAIKH (23527) FLYING (PILOT)

21.  

GROUP CAPTAIN KAZA JYOTIR MAHENDRA (23762) FLYING (PILOT)

22.  

WING COMMANDER ASHISH KUMAR (23529) FLYING (PILOT)

23.  

WG CDR MUKESH KOTHARI (24047) FLYING (PILOT)

24.  

WING COMMANDER GOVIND BHIKAJI PATOLE (24211) FLYING (PILOT)

25.  

WING COMMANDER ROSHA (24241) FLYING (PILOT)

26.  

WING COMMANDER SIDDABATHULA GOPI MOHAN (24527) FLYING (PILOT)

27.  

675144  MASTER WARRANT OFFICER ANAND PRAKASH TRIPATHI FLIGHT GUNNER



BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL



1.    
IC-35586A MAJOR GENERAL BHUPINDER SINGH SAROYA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/MECH INFANTRY

ARMY

2.    
IC-35929L MAJOR GENERAL VINOD VASHISHT, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY



3.    
MR-04173P MAJOR GENERAL COIMBATORE SIVASUBRAMANIAN NARAYANAN, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


4.    
MR-04889N BRIGADIER PRASHANT BHARADWAJ ARMY MEDICAL CORPS



VISHIST SEVA MEDAL

1.      

IC-34148L LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJENDRA PRASAD RAI ARMY SERVICE CORPS
ARMY
2.      

V-00347M LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGVINDER SINGH, Remount Veterinary Corps

3.      

IC-35796A MAJOR GENERAL KANWAL JEET SINGH, SENA MEDAL, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER

4.      

IC-38528F MAJOR GENERAL KAPIL KUMAR AGGARWAL, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER

5.      

IC-38641W MAJOR GENERAL JAI SHANKER MENON INFANTRY

6.      

IC-38750H MAJOR GENERAL MANOJ MUKUND NARAVANE, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTER INSPECTOR GENERAL ASSAM RIFLES (NORTH)

7.      

IC-38879W MAJOR GENERAL ASHWANI KUMAR, ARMY AIR DEFENCE

8.      

IC-34423A MAJOR GENERAL ALOK DEB, SENA MEDAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND

9.      

IC-34758X MAJOR GENERAL ARVIND KUMAR RATHEE, SENA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLARY

10.  

IC-35167H MAJOR GENERAL YASHWANT SINGH CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / EME SCHOOL, VADODARA

11.  

IC-35566M MAJOR GENERAL MAVELIMANNIL JOHN MATHEW SENA MEDAL / REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND

12.  

IC-35987P MAJOR GENERAL DEWAN RABINDRANATH SONI, INFANTRY

13.  

IC-37795W MAJOR GENERAL VISHWAMBHAR SINGH CORPS OF ENGINEERS

14.  

IC-37855A MAJOR GENERAL TRIBANI PARSHAD JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL DEPARTMENT
ARMY
15.  

IC-38305K MAJOR GENERAL KARUN KUMAR SINHA, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY

16.  

IC-38590N MAJOR GENERAL SANJIV VARMA, ARMOURED CORPS

17.  

IC-38746A MAJOR GENERAL ARUP SEN CORPS OF SIGNALS / HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND

18.  

IC-38747H MAJOR GENERAL RAM KISHAN SAIWAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

19.  

IC-39521K MAJOR GENERAL YOGESH TRILOKCHAND JAIN, REGIMENT OF ARTILLARY

20.  

IC-39832X MAJOR GENERAL GOPAL KRISHAN CHOPRA ARMY EDUCATION CORPS

21.  

IC-39871W MAJOR GENERAL SANTOSH KUMAR UPADHYA, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTERS 59 INFANTRY DIVISION

22.  

IC-40007M MAJOR GENERAL YENDURU VENKATA KRISHNA MOHAN, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTERS 17 MOUNTAIN DIVISION

23.  

IC-39751X BRIGADIER HARPAL SINGH, ARMOURED CORPS

24.  

IC-39966W BRIGADIER VIRINDER SINGH RANDHAWA, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER

25.  

IC-40097Y BRIGADIER RAJAN KOCHHAR ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS / CENTRAL ORDNANCE DEPOT, DEHU ROAD

26.  

IC-40293Y BRIGADIER ALOK SINGH KLER ARMOURED CORPS

27.  

IC-40302P BRIGADIER RAVENDRA PAL SINGH, MECHANISED INFANTRY

28.  

IC-40534N BRIGADIER MILIND N BHURKE CORPS OF SIGNALS
ARMY
29.  

IC-40568F BRIGADIER K UMAMAHESWAR, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

30.  

IC-40623M BRIGADIER PRAMOD KUMAR SINGH, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

31.  

IC-40679Y BRIGADIER AMIT KUMAR SANYAL, ARMOURED CORPS

32.  

IC-40716F BRIGADIER MANOJ PANDE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

33.  

IC-41105Y BRIGADIER INDEEVAR SOOD CORPS OF ENGINEERS

34.  

IC-41223M BRIGADIER RAVINDRA SINGH RAWAT, 4 GORKHA RIFLE / INFANTRY

35.  

IC-41507W BRIGADIER ARVIND KAPOOR, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS

36.  

IC-41605W BRIGADIER RAJBANS PAL SINGH KAHLON, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

37.  

IC-41896F BRIGADIER RAJENDRA V DESAI, MAHAR REGIMENT/INFANTRY

38.  

IC-41926N BRIGADIER AJAY H CHAUHAN, MECHANISED INFANTRY

39.  

IC-42171N BRIGADIER SAMEER KALLA 2 NAGA REGIMENT

40.  

IC-42315L BRIGADIER PARAMJIT SINGH, ARMY ORDANANCE CORPS

41.  

IC-42561W BRIGADIER GOPI IYER REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

42.  

IC-42831A BRIGADIER RUPINDER SINGH, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

43.  

IC-43245K BRIGADIER NS RAJA SUBRAMANI, SENA MEDAL GARHWAL RIFLES/INFANTRY

44.  

IC-43658N BRIGADIER HARI SINGH CORPS OF ENGINEERS
       ARMY
45.  

IC-43702M BRIGADIER PATANJALI RAHUL ARMY AIR DEFENCE

46.  

IC-44083W BRIGADIER SANJAY PURI THE GARHWAL RIFLES

47.  

IC-44090M BRIGADIER VINAY DHIMAN REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

48.  

IC-44095L BRIGADIER ANIL KUMAR KASHID REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

49.  

IC-44175H BRIGADIER SUNEEL MORESWAR LIMAYE THE SIKH REGIMENT

50.  

IC-44504M BRIGADIER GURBIRPAL SINGH THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT

51.  

IC-47013H BRIG DEEPAK MEHRA, KIRTI CHAKRA THE GORKHA RIFLES

52.  

V-00359 BRIGADIER AMOLAK JIT SINGH, REMOUNT VETERINARY CORPS

53.  

MR-04141M BRIGADIER MONOMOY GANGULY, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

54.  

MR-04790X BRIGADIER SANJAY BAGCHI ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/ ARMED FORCES MEDICAL STORES DEPOT

55.  

IC-46768N COL SAMARENDRA PRATAP 2ND BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT

56.  

IC-48067W COLONEL RASHIM BALI SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY

57.  

IC-48444F COLONEL ANAND KUMAR KV CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER

58.  

IC-48625M COLONEL GAUTAM CHAUHAN 1ST BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES

59.  

IC-48643P COLONEL SUDHIR KUMAR SHARMA REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

60.  

IC-49636L COLONEL CHARANJEEV MANJU DOGRA REGIMENT/INFANTRY
ARMY
61.  

IC-49884F COLONEL SUMESH SETH THE JAMMU & KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY

62.  

IC-50060L COLONEL RAJEEV CHAWLA GRENADIERS

63.  

IC-50279A COLONEL DHRAM RAJ RAI THE KUMAON REGIMENT

64.  

IC-50298L COLONEL PANKAJ FOTEDAR CORPS OF SIGNALS

65.  

IC-50583K COLONEL CHARAN SINGH BASWANA, CORPS OF ENGINEERS

66.  

IC-52650H COLONEL SUMON KUMAR GHOSH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 101 ENGINEER REGIMENT

67.  

IC-57187W COL SANJEEV CHOPRA 25TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT/INFANTRY

68.  

IC-57502F COLONEL DKS SHARAWAT, VIR CHAKRA 2 NAGA REGIMENT

69.  

MR-05688F COLONEL NARENDRA KOTWAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

70.  

MR-05813A COLONEL UPENDRA NATH JHINGAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


71.  

MR-06191W COL AMITA CHATURVEDI ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


72.  

DR-10446H COL BARADA PRASANNA PANDA ARMY DENTAL CORPS


73.  

IC-43364 BRIG SS KHARA, INT CORPS


74.  

IC-53498M COL KARVE ANAND ANIL, 102 ENGR REGT


75.  

IC-61974P LT COL CHINMAY PARIKH, EME, 6624 MAIN FLT


76.  

IC-57758K LT COL RAHUL MANN, ARMY AVN, 34 R&O FLT


77.  

REAR ADMIRAL BALDEV RAJ TANEJA, NM, (50711-A).
NAVY
78.  

CMDE SRINIVAS CHIKKERUR (50860-R)

79.  

CMDE AJAY KUMAR PANDEY (02484-W)

80.  

CMDE PUNEET KUMAR BAHL (02741-B)

81.  

CMDE BISWAJIT DASGUPTA (02782-Y)

82.  

CMDE KAPIL MOHAN DHIR (02785-B)

83.  

SURG CMDE NAVEEN CHAWLA (75402-T)

84.  

CMDE BR PRAKASH (03010-R)

85.  

CMDE JATINDER SINGH (03218-N)

86.  

CMDE B SIVAKUMAR 50992- R)

87.  

CMDE ATUL ANAND (03247-B)

88.  

CMDE DEEPAK BANSAL (41343-K)

89.  

CAPTAIN DALIP SINGH (04174-K)

90.  

CAPTAIN CYRIL THOMAS (41552-K)

91.  

SURGEON CAPTAIN ROCHAN PANT (75453-H)

92.  

P SAJAYAN NAIR, MCPO II CDI, No-167349 R

93.  

AIR VICE MARSHAL JAI VIR SINGH (15758) LOGISTICS
AIR FORCE
94.  

AIR COMMODORE OM PRAKASH TIWARI (16678)  FLYING (NAVIGATOR)

95.  

AIR COMMODORE KISHORI LAL YADAV (16931) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

96.  

AIR COMMODORE SANJAY BHATNAGAR VM  (17363) FLYING (PILOT)

97.  

AIR COMMODORE BALVINDER SINGH SABHERWAL (17374) ADMINISTRATION / AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

98.  

AIR COMMODORE SANJAY AGARWAL (17420) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

99.  

AIR COMMODORE PIJUSH MUKHERJEE (17671) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
AIR FORCE
100.                    

AIR COMMODORE NV SREENIVASA RAO (17920) ACCOUNTS

101.                    

AIR COMMODORE PAWAN KUMAR MOHEY (18099)  FLYING (PILOT)

102.                    

AIR COMMODORE ANURAG JOSHI (18280)  FLYING (PILOT)

103.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN BHASKAR NANDI (18188) MEDICAL

104.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN RAJAPANTULA SUBBARAO (18438) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

105.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN AJAY SINGH PATHANIA (18594) FLYING (PILOT)

106.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN RAJESH NARAYAN MEDIKERI (18730) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

107.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN SK SRIVASTAVA (19128) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

108.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN PADIPPURACKAL THEKKETHIL KRISHNAPILLAI SREEKUMAR, (19722) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

109.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN KA AHAMED SANJEEB (20227) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL)

110.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN SANJIVE DHAKA (20600) ADMINISTRATION

111.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN NAND KUMAR NAIR (20680)  AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

112.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN HARSH BAHL (20863-F) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (ELECTRONICS)

113.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN DEVENDRA P HIRANI (21019) FLYING (PILOT)

114.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN SATHYAMOURTHY RAMANATHAN (21078)AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

115.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN GURSHARAN SINGH MATHARU (21276) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
116.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN VASUDEVAN RAJALEKSHMI SANIL (21523) FLYING (PILOT)
‘”
117.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN ABHIJIT PRABHAKAR SARAPH (21427) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
‘”
118.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN INDERJEET SINGH HANSPAL (21961) ADMINISTRATION

119.                    

WING COMMANDER PARTHASARATHI GHANA (23452) MEDICAL

120.                    

SQUADRON LEADER GOPALAKRISHNAN JAYACHANDRAN (28293) ADMINISTRATION

121.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN VINOD MALIK (18133) ADMINISTRATION/ATC

122.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN SAMEER J PENDSE VM (20495)  FLYING (PILOT)

123.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN PVN RAVI MADHAV SARMA (20616) LOGISTICS

124.                    

GROUP CAPTAIN ASHISH SINGH VM (21517) FLYING (PILOT)




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Indo-US Defence Cooperation Is About Modi's 'Make In India'

Defence and Homeland Security Cooperation

Prime Minister Modi and President Obama welcomed the efforts made by both sides to expand bilateral defence cooperation in areas of mutual interest and reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work towards deepening the bilateral defence relationship. The Leaders acknowledged bilateral military ties as the foundation of the defense relationship and encouraged their respective militaries to pursue additional opportunities for engagement through exercises, military personnel exchanges, and defense dialogues.

The Leaders also acknowledged the need for the two-way defence engagement to include technology cooperation and collaboration, co-production and co-development. To this end, the President and the Prime Minister emphasized the ongoing importance of the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) in developing new areas of technology cooperation in the defence sector including through co-development and co-production and the Prime Minister welcomed the U.S. Defense Department’s establishment of a dedicated rapid reaction team focused exclusively on advancing DTTI. The Leaders expressed confidence that continued DTTI collaboration will yield additional joint projects in the near future.

The President also welcomed the Prime Minister`s initiatives to liberalize the Foreign Direct Investment Policy regime in the defence sector and the Leaders agreed to cooperate on India`s efforts to establish a defence industrial base in India, including through initiatives like `Make in India.`

Prime Minister Modi and President Obama expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by both countries to deepen cooperation in the field of maritime security, as reflected in the 2015 Framework for the U.S.-India Defense Relationship. To this end, they agreed that the navies of both sides would continue discussions to identify specific areas for expanding maritime cooperation. They also reiterated their commitment to upgrading their bilateral naval exercise MALABAR.

The two sides also noted the growing cooperation between their law enforcement agencies, particularly in the areas of extradition and mutual legal assistance, to counter transnational criminal threats such as terrorism, narcotics, trafficking, financial and economic fraud, cybercrime, and transnational organized crime and pledged to enhance such cooperation further. The President and the Prime Minister also noted the serious risks to national and economic security from malicious cyber activity and agreed to cooperate on enhancing operational sharing of cyber threat information, examining how international law applies in cyberspace, and working together to build agreement on norms of responsible state behavior.

The Leaders committed to undertake efforts to make the U.S.-India partnership a defining counterterrorism relationship for the 21st Century by deepening collaboration to combat the full spectrum of terrorist threats and keep their respective homelands and citizens safe from attacks. The Leaders reiterated their strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations with ‘zero tolerance’ and reaffirmed their deep concern over the continued threat posed by transnational terrorism including by groups like Al Qaida and the ISIL, and called for eliminating terrorist safe havens and infrastructure, disrupting terrorist networks and their financing, and stopping cross-border movement of terrorists.

The Leaders reaffirmed the need for joint and concerted efforts to disrupt entities such as Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, D Company and the Haqqani Network, and agreed to continue ongoing efforts through the Homeland Security Dialogue as well as the next round of the U.S.-India Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism in late 2015 to develop actionable elements of bilateral engagement. The two sides noted the recent U.S. sanctions against three D Company affiliates. The President and the Prime Minister further agreed to continue to work toward an agreement to share information on known and suspected terrorists. They also agreed to enter discussions to deepen collaboration on UN terrorist designations, and reiterated their call for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai to justice.

The President and the Prime Minister also noted the positive cooperative engagement between the Indian and the U.S. authorities with a view to working together to counter the threat of IEDs and to develop counterterrorism best practices.

Energy and Climate Change
Noting that the Contact Group set up in September 2014 to advance implementation of bilateral civil nuclear cooperation has met three times in December and January, the Leaders welcomed the understandings reached on the issues of civil nuclear liability and administrative arrangements for civil nuclear cooperation, and looked forward to U.S.-built nuclear reactors contributing to India’s energy security at the earliest.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Joint India Mongolia Exercise

The tenth India Mongolia Joint Training Exercise commenced  with an impressive opening ceremony at Gwalior on 23 January 2015. The aim of the  exercise is to acquaint both armies with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of a Counter Insurgency and Terrorism environment.

The Mongolian contingent from the 84 Airborne Special Forces Battalion comprising of one Infantry Platoon alongside an Indian Infantry Platoon is participating in the exercise. The 15 day exercise is planned to train troops of both nations on crossing of obstacles, special heliborne operations, water patrolling, firing a variety of weapons, handling and neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and conduct of cordon and search operations in a Counter Insurgency and Terrorism environment.

The National flags of both countries were hoisted at a glittering Opening Ceremony. The Exercise will considerably enhance the interoperability between Indian Army and Mongolian Army in conduct of joint operations against international terrorism while serving in Peacekeeping Missions under the United Nations mandate.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Indian Air Force Chief Inspects Air force Establishments Near Chennai

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha proceeded on a tour of the twin Air Force Establishments at Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai. He inspected Air Force Station Avadi on 21 Jan 15. Avadi is a major logistic base for the Air Force and also houses the Mechanical Transport Training Institute which is responsible for imparting training about vehicles and the Base Repair Depot. The Air Chief also visited the Ordnance Clothing Factory which meets the clothing requirements of the Indian Air Force. The Air Chief then inspected the Base Repair Depot and got briefed about the maintenance activities undertaken. The Air Chief later proceeded to Air Force Station Tambaram, a premier training base, where he took stock of the training activities being conducted there. On 22 Jan 15, the Air Chief visited the Flying Instructors’ School which churns out flying instructors for the Air Force, followed by visit to Mechanical Training Institute, the Workshop Training Institute, the Ground Instructors’ School and the Air Force Instructors’ Training School. 

During the visits, the Air Chief interacted with the personnel of both the stations and emphasised the need for inculcating the habits of professionalism and hard work. He exhorted the instructors to lead by personal examples and be role models for the trainees whom they mould. The Air Chief was appreciative of the high training standards maintained by the training establishments and exhorted the staff to achieve greater heights by exemplary dedication and hard work. 

The inspection visit came to an ends on 22 Jan 15. 


Republic Day 2015 - Fly Past- An IAF Appeal 

In view of the flypast at heights varying from 60 to 500 metres and the associated flight safety concerns posed by birds, the IAF appeals to all citizens of Delhi and its neighbourhood to keep their areas clean and avoid throwing eatables, garbage, dead animals or carcasses in the open in all the days leading upto 26 January. 

Responsible citizens are also requested to alert the nearest Air Force Unit or Police Station and report instances of carcasses found in the open. The vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoining Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Birds pose a serious threat to aircraft flying at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds, to ensure a safe fly past, the Indian Air Force requests the citizens of delhi, and its neighbourhood not to throw eatables and garbage in the open. Also, if they find any carcass out in the open they are requested to report to the nearest Air Force Unit / police station to arrange for its disposal. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Defence Minister Felicitates NCC Bravehearts








Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar conferred Raksha Mantri Padak and Commendation Cards to selected National Cadet Corps (NCC) Cadets for their exemplary courage and devotion to duty in an impressive 'Investiture Ceremony' held at DG NCC Republic Day Camp 2015, here today. 

Raksha Mantri Padak was instituted in 1989 and since then is awarded to the most deserving Cadets every year for bravery or exceptional service of highest order. This year the Raksha Mantri Padak has been awarded to Cadet Sergeant Shubham Bairagi of Rajasthan Directorate and Raksha Mantri Commendation Card have been awarded to Cadet Anjum Moudgil (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Chandigarh Directorate), Cadets Soma Hazara (West Bengal & Sikkim Directorate) and Major (Dr) Sham Sharad Kharat (Maharashtra Directorate). 

The Defence Minister visited the 'Flag Area' where he was briefed by cadets on their respective colourful tableaux of State contingents depicting various contemporary socio-economic themes elaborately illustrated and brilliantly displayed. 

Later, the NCC cadets presented an impressive cultural programme showcasing the rich and diverse cultural heritage and National Integration. In his address, the Defence Minister complimented the cadets for their superlative performance. He said that the NCC is doing a yeoman service to the nation by transforming the ‘youth of the nation’, which has the largest and youngest population profile in the world. He was very much impressed with the performance of the cadets depicting the message of cleanliness. He said this is not a programme but cadet should incorporate this habit of cleanliness into their day-today life. Earlier on his arrival the Minister was received by the Director General NCC, Lt General A Chakravarty. A contingent of smartly turned out NCC cadets drawn from the three wings of Army, Navy and Air Force presented an impressive Guard of Honour to the Defence Minister.