Tuesday, August 15, 2017

India's 71st Independence Day

Defence Minister’s Customary Broadcast to The Armed Forces
Following is the text of customary broadcast by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley to the Armed Forces personnel over All India Radio on the eve of the 71st Independence Day:
My Dear Jawans,

The country will be celebrating our 71st Independence Day tomorrow. On this momentous occasion, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to each one of you serving in the Armed Forces. I extend my greetings to all serving personnel as well as ex-servicemen of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard. I also extend my best wishes to the family members of our Armed Forces personnel, many of whom are deployed far from their homes in not only tough terrain but also in deep seas.

2.         On this auspicious occasion, my thoughts and gratitude are with the near and dear ones of all those who laid down their lives protecting our nation. We are forever indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice. Since the Armed Forces are at the forefront of our nation’s defence, I assure you that the Government will do all that is necessary to keep your morale high and to meet your functional requirements.

3.         Despite our repeated requests to our Western neighbour not to use our territory occupied by it not only to train terrorists but also use it as launch pad for pushing these militants into India, such nefarious activities continued. We ran out of patience as these terrorists were not only targeting our Armed Forces but also civilians. Based on specific and credible inputs about some terrorist teams having positioned themselves at launch pads along Line of Control to carry out infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other States, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on 29 September last year at several of these launch pads to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists. The operations were focussed on ensuring that these terrorists did not succeed in their design to cause destruction and endanger the lives of our citizens. During these counter terrorist operations significant casualties were caused to terrorists and those providing support to them.

4.         Even now our jawans continue to be vigilant on the Line of Control, defending the nation, as our adversary continues with its abhorrent acts. Some of our soldiers continue to make the supreme sacrifice while defending our motherland. The nation is indebted to their martyrdom.

5.         The Government is committed for the welfare of our jawans. The Government has taken decision on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances, which will benefit 14 lakh Defence Forces personnel. Some of these include, rates of Siachen Allowance for extreme risk and hardship increased from Rs 14,000 per month to Rs 30,000 per month; Counter Insurgency Operations Allowance increased from between Rs 3,000 and 11,700 per month to between Rs 6,000 and 16,900 per month. Territorial Army Allowance increased from between Rs 175 and 450 per month to Rs 1,000 and 2,000 per month.

6.         The welfare of Ex-Servicemen has been paramount for the government. The benefits of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme started reaching the accounts of Ex-Servicemen and families since last year. Till July 10 this year, a sum of Rs 4,156 crores and Rs 2,385 crores have been paid towards first and second instalments of OROP arrears to around 20,40,000 Ex-Servicemen/family pensioners and 15,93,000 Ex-Servicemen respectively. Further, a sum of Rs 2,250 crores has also been paid to 15,13,000 Ex-Servicemen as third instalments of OROP arrears. The Government is also sympathetically considering the report of the one-man judicial committee headed by Justice L Narasimha Reddy on OROP to look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP and will take decision soon.

7.         The government has enhanced penury grant to non-pensioner Ex-Servicemen/Widows to Rs 4,000/- per month from the existing rate of Rs 1,000/- per month. We have approved the enhancement of the penury grant following the demands by different stake holders, including Ex-servicemen Associations, Rajya Sainik Boards, Ex-servicemen/widows. The grant is provided to non-pensioner Ex-servicemen/widows, who are above 65 years of age by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare through Kendriya Sainik Board. It will benefit a large number of non-pensioner Ex-servicemen and widows who are virtually in a state of penury.

8.         With the inspiration of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to help create a spirit of respect for our real heroes, my esteemed cabinet colleague, Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre jointly launched a campaign to have a ‘Wall of Valour’ in 1,000 educational institutions across the country in the Month of May. Portraits of Param Vir Chakra decorated soldiers will be displayed at designated places on educational campuses to instil sense of nationalism among the students.

9.         I had privilege to inaugurate the Sainik Rest House at Naraina in New Delhi last month. It is built at a cost of around Rs 8 crore. I hope that this is the beginning of an initiative and the KSB will be able to expand on these in the years to come so that such facilities become an integral part of facilities for Ex-Servicemen. The facilities which have been created are extremely hygienic and very liveable. The Armed Forces have a tradition of maintaining their properties and preserving them well. And I am sure that the kind of modest charges which have been fixed will be of a great assistance and value to all serving and Ex-Servicemen.

10.       With these words, I once again extend my greetings to all of you and your family members on the eve of 71st Independence Day. We fought long for our Independence and became Independent nation in which countless patriots immersed themselves in the struggle so that the new generation could live in a free India. The nation now looks to you to defend its borders with all your might and to the best of your strength & abilities so that all our people sleep in peace tonight so that we all see a new dawn together, tomorrow and to take our country to new heights of peace and prosperity for all our people. 

11.       Jai Hind! 

President Confers Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Group Captain Subhash Singh Rao, Flying (Pilot)


         On 10 Oct 2016, Wing Commander (Now Group Captain) Subhash Singh Rao, who was posted in a MiG-21 (Bis) Sqn as Flight Commander, was detailed for an Air Test sortie. After an uneventful sortie, when he came in for landing, he was informed that the starboard main wheel of his aircraft was misaligned. This abnormality, a serious defect, would have resulted in pilot abandoning the aircraft through ejection. This potentially hazardous situation would have resulted in total loss of the aircraft, decapitating injuries to pilot as well as loss of property on ground. The situation was averted due to the timely decision taken by Wing Commander Subhash Singh Rao. In a very short time he was able to correctly assess the situation at hand and correlate the emergency with a similar incident. He exercised extreme caution and displayed precision flying of the highest degree and took a courageous decision to execute the landing of the aircraft under stress. On landing, the wheel of the aircraft failed and the aircraft started going off the runway. Wing Commander Subhash Singh Rao displayed superior skills in maintaining control of the aircraft and stopped the aircraft on the runway, thereby saving the aircraft.

Even under a situation of considerable duress, Wing Commander (Now Group Captain) Rao maintained a cool and calm composure. He was able to communicate his chain of thoughts to the personnel on ground which further aided in the safe recovery of the aircraft without creating panic.  Displaying exceptional courage, Wg Cdr Rao was able to make an extremely well executed landing of the aircraft.  He was able to prevent the loss of one valuable fighter aircraft while at the same time ensuring that there was no loss of life and property on ground to any civil or military infrastructure.

For this act of exceptional courage, tenacity and valour beyond the call of duty shown for safely recovering a stricken aircraft, Wing Commander (Now Group Captain) Subhash Singh Rao is awarded Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).

President Confers Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Wing Commander Ravinder Ahlawat, Flying (Pilot)




     On 26 Jul 16, Wg Cdr Ravinder Ahlawat was authorized to carry out a 'Range Instructional Technique' (RIT) sortie over Pokharan Range in Mirage 2000 Trainer aircraft as the captain of the aircraft, occupying the front cockpit. While carrying out "Pull Up Attack" circuit, at 500 ft above ground level at high speeds and in a turn, the aircraft experienced a Bird Hit. The severity of the impact shattered the canopy perspex completely and the bird hit Wg Cdr Ahlawat, damaging his helmet, breaking his visor and injuring his face, neck, arms and chest resulting in profuse bleeding and nearly incapacitating him. The bird also broke the glass separator between the front and the rear cockpit as well. The impact also damaged the front pilot ejection system.

     Due to the injuries, blood streaming down his face and bird remains, Wg Cdr Ahlawat had limited vision available from his left eye only. Despite the nature of his injuries, shock of impact, high wind blast and minimal reaction time since the aircraft was flying at low level, he took all the emergency actions correctly to save the aircraft and people of a village in close vicinity of the Pokharan range. During recovery, the rear pilot could not see the runway due to the perspex being obscured. Without the front pilot taking over and landing, the aircraft would have to be abandoned. There were significant chances of ejection system failure due to damage to the same. Displaying gallantry and upholding the virtues of "service-before-self", Wg Cdr Ahlawat used his one hand to open his left eye, took over the controls with the other hand and despite incapacitating injuries, limited binocular vision and with the canopy perspex blown off, he executed a safe landing on the nearest runway of an Air Force Base which resulted in saving of an expensive national asset and lives on ground.

     For this act of gallantry, Wing Commander Ravinder Ahlawat is awarded Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).


 
Independence Day Celebrations at Red Fort

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, tomorrow to celebrate the 71st Independence Day. After unfurling the Tricolour, Shri Narendra Modi will address the nation.

On arrival at Lahori Gate of Red Fort, the Prime Minister will be received by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre and Defence Secretary Shri Sanjay Mitra.

The Defence Secretary will introduce the General Officer Commanding, Delhi Area, Lt. General Manoj Mukund Naravane to the Prime Minister. The GoC Delhi Area will then conduct the Prime Minister to the Saluting Base where a combined Inter-Services and Police Guard will present the general salute to the Prime Minister. Thereafter, Shri Narendra Modi will inspect the Guard of Honour.

The Guard of Honour contingent for the Prime Minister will consist of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police. The Guard of Honour will be positioned directly in front of the National Flag across the moat below the ramparts.

This year, the Army being the Coordinating Service, the Guard of Honour will be commanded by Lt Col Dheeraj Singh of the Indian Army. The Army Contingent in the Prime Minister’s Guard will be commanded by Major Sourav Goswami, the Navy contingent by Lt Cdr VV Krishnan, while Sqn Ldr Salil Sharma will lead the Air Force contingent and the Delhi Police contingent by ACP Ankit Chauhan.

The Army contingent for the Prime Minister's Guard is drawn from the 8th Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (Siachen). The battalion was raised as the First Battalion Border Scouts by volunteers who took up arms in the aftermath of communal passion and the smouldering embers of Partition to check the multitude of Kabailies intruding into Poonch on 18 December 1947. ‘Born in Battle and Purified in Blood’, the battalion was re-designated as 8th Jammu & Kashmir Militia on 15 April 1948.

In the 1971 War, the battalion was outnumbered but never outclassed in valour and fought the defensive battle successfully despite the enemy’s passion for Chhamb. For this the battalion was awarded the Battle Honour – Laleali and Picquet 707. The Regiment was rechristened Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry on 27 April 1976.

During the Siachen tenure in June 1987, the battalion created history by capturing ‘Quaid Post’ at an altitude of 21,153 feet, the highest battlefield in the world. The post was renamed as ‘Bana Top’ in honour of Naib Subedar Bana Singh, Param Vir Chakra. The battalion was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation in 2001 for its sterling performance in Jammu & Kashmir, Poonch Sector. The Battalion established the United Nations Mission in Sudan 2006 and was conferred with the United Nations Unit Citation in the year 2007 for handling the bloodiest of clashes ever in the history of Sudan.

The battalion yet again proved its mettle during its 2008 tenure at Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir when Naib Subedar Chuni Lal, Vir Chakra, Sena Medal, who laid down his life following the highest traditions of the Indian Army while fighting terrorists, was bestowed with the highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra (Posthumous). With this, the battalion joined the elite group of ‘Bravest of the Brave’ battalions. Apart from this, the battalion was once again conferred with the Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation in 2009 for its splendid performance on the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. 

The Battalion is presently one of the most decorated battalions of the Indian Army with Naib Subedar Chuni Lal, Ashok Chakra (Posthumous), Vir Chakra, Sena Medal as one of the most decorated soldiers. Presently, the Battalion is performing the prestigious duty of Ceremonial Army Guard to the President of India.

After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Prime Minister will proceed to the ramparts of the Red Fort where he will be greeted by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, the Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre, the Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba. The GoC Delhi area will conduct the Prime Minister to the dais to unfurl the National Flag.

The unfurling of the tri-colour will synchronize with the 21 Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2281 Field Regiment (Ceremonial). The ceremonial battery will be commanded by Lt. Col Aditya Kumar Devrani, Shaurya Chakra, Sena Medal and the Gun Position Officer will be Regimental Havildar Major (Assistant Inspector Gunnary) Kolate Rajesh Shripati.

The National Flag Guard comprising 32 men and one officer each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police will present the Rashtriya Salute at the time of unfurling of the National Flag by the Prime Minister. Lt Col Saket Bharadwaj from the Indian Army will be in command of this Inter-Services Guard and Police Guard. The Naval Contingent for the National Flag Guard will be commanded by Lt Cdr MYV Tejas, the Army contingent by Major Gerry Mathew, the Air Force contingent by Sqn Ldr Ravi Tomar and the Delhi Police contingent by Additional DCP Shri Rajiv Ranjan.

The Army Band will play the National Anthem when the National Guard presents the ‘Rashtriya Salute’ while unfurling the National Flag by the Prime Minister. All Service personnel in uniform will stand and salute. The Band will be commanded by Sub Maj Bhaskar Singh Rawat of the Military Band of the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre.

Two Army Officers, Capt Md Hasseb Khan and Lt Vinay Budhwar will be positioned on either side of the saluting dais for the Prime Minister for ADC duties. Lt Col Kanchan Kulhari will assist the Prime Minister in unfurling the National Flag.

The Army Contingent for the National Flag Guard is drawn from the 25th Battalion of the Rajput Regiment.

The 25th Battalion of the Rajput Regiment was raised by IC-15798K Late Lieutenant Colonel JV Abraham on 01 January 1981 at Fatehgarh (Uttar Pradesh). The Rajput tricolor flew for the first time in the unit’s Quarter Guard on 06 April 1981 and the unit was presented with Colours on 1 November 1987. On completion of its raising on 30 June 1981; the battalion joined the 20 Infantry Brigade (18 Infantry Division) at Alwar on 24 July 1981.

Since raising, the Battalion has participated in all operations of the Indian Army viz OPERATION FAULAD, OPERATION TRIDENT, OPERATION PAWAN, OPERATION RHINO, OPERATION RAKSHAK, OPERATION VIJAY, OPERATION PARAKARAM, OPERATION AMAN, OPERATION NORTHERN BORDERS & OPERATION MEGHDOOT with elan, strong determination and earned the following awards in consecutive tenures for performing exceedingly well; these were Param Vishisht Seva Medal-01, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal-03, Vishisht Seva Medal-01, Yudh Seva Medal-02, Sena Medal-07, Mention-in Despatches-01, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card-47 , Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card-07 and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Commendation Card-41.

The Battalion was awarded the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command and Northern Command Citations in 2015 and 2017 for its sterling performance in Alwar and Siachen Glacier respectively.

The Battalion came on the orbat of the “CHARGING RAM” Division on 15 July 2016 and since then, as part of offensive formations-always ready to RAM on REGARDLESS.

The War Cry of the unit is “Bol Bajrang Bali Ki Jai, Hanuman Ke Hun Pyare.”

After unfurling the National Flag, the Prime Minister will address the Nation. After the Prime Minister's address, school children and NCC Cadets will sing the National Anthem.

Seven hundred cadets of the National Cadet Corps drawn from various schools of the Delhi Directorate comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force wings are participating in the flag hoisting ceremony this year. The cadets will take part in the singing of patriotic songs and the National Anthem along with the school children. In total, 3,500 girl students and 5,000 boy students from 37 schools of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi will sing the National Anthem. They will also sing patriotic songs in different regional languages during the celebrations. On this occasion these school children will display the formation of ‘Bharat’.


Independence Day Parade at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala








In commemoration of the 71st Independence day of India, a ceremonial parade was held at the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala at 0900h on 15 August 2017. The Parade was reviewed by Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, AVSM, YSM, NM, Commandant, INA.


A Ceremonial Guard, comprising 50 armed cadets, was paraded, along with 28 platoons of cadets from the Academy. Smartly dressed in their whites, the  cadets on parade offered visible and tangible manifestation of a resurgent India. The parade was commanded by Midshipman Himanshu Kasana.

The civilian fraternity, families, school children from neighbouring schools, children of officers and men of the INA witnessed the parade. In his address, Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, greeted the attendees on the auspicious occasion and reminded the young cadets on parade and the spectators in the gallery of the need to rededicate ourselves to the nation and link every individual action to the interest of the nation, in order to take India to greater heights. He highlighted the ongoingnational security challenges and exhorted all present to remain vigilant and improve themselves professionally and personally. The Commandant, Deputy Commandant, Principal and Station Commander also laid floral wreaths at the War Memorial of INA, in homage to the martyrs of Independent India.


Independence Day Parade held at Eastern Naval Command












On the occasion of 71 st Independence Day, a Ceremonial Parade was held at the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at Naval Base parade ground on 15 August 2017. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command took the salute. Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Chief of Staff, ENC, was the Conducting Officer of the Parade. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief was given a ceremonial salute on arrival by the Parade Commander, Commander Balachandran Mahadev Bulle of 14 Submarine Squadron. The C-in-C later inspected a 50 men Armed Guard and reviewed the platoons of Naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishments, Defence Security Corps and Sea Cadet Corps. The parade concluded with singing of the National Anthem by all present after an impressive fly-past by two Chetak and two UH3H helicopters, one Dornier and two Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.

The Parade was attended by all Flag Officers, Commanding Officers of various ships and establishments at Visakhapatnam and a number of service and civilian personnel and their families. The Commander-in-Chief conveyed good wishes and greetings to all personnel on parade and to their families on the occasion of the 71 st Independence Day. He complemented the men on Parade for their immaculate turn-out and smart drill. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Bisht reiterated the need to be on guard always against anti-national and subversive elements at work, at home as well as online. He also emphasized that the primary responsibility of everyone in ENC is to ensure that the ships, submarines and aircraft remain combat ready at all times in order to meet the mandated task of Navy of ensuring the maritime security of the nation. The Commander-in-Chief underscored the need to follow Stand Operating Procedures (SOPs) so as to ensure safety of men, material and assets. As the Eastern Naval Command and the Submarine Arm celebrate its Golden Jubilee this year, Vice Admiral Bisht highlighted important activities of Swarn Varsh Celebrations including the Naval Operational Demonstration which is scheduled on 07 December where the Hon’ble President would be invited as the Chief Guest.

In a parallel event at the “Victory at Sea” War Memorial on the Beach Road this morning, Vice Admiral SR Sarma, AVSM, VSM Director General Naval Projects, Visakhapatnam placed a floral wreath and paid tributes to Martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of the Nation. A two minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the Martyrs.

Southern Naval Command celebrates 70 Years of Independence









Southern Naval Command (SNC) celebrated the 71st Independence Day of the Nation with a Ceremonial Parade reviewed by Vice Admiral A R Karve, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command. The Admiral had earlier paid floral tributes at the War Memorial for departed shipmates.

Later, while addressing the parade he extended his greetings of the day to all personnel of SNC and highlighted the tremendous advances our country has made in defence, space, science and technology while becoming one of the biggest economies in the world. He reiterated that it is important for each and every one in the Southern Naval Command to train hard to be able to carry out his or her duty with professionalism and confidence, whether they be on board ship, submarine, aircraft or in a shore unit. The C-in-C said that the armed forces needed to be ready to face the present security challenges in the maritime domain and fully dedicated to serve the nation. He also complemented the parade for its smart turnout and crisp drill movements.

24 Platoons including 6 Armed Platoons attended the Parade. The President’s Colours which was presented to the Southern Naval Command by the then President Late Shri Giani Zail Singh was also paraded accompanied by a 50 men Guard of honour. The Parade was commanded by Commander Sachin Rawat. Rear Admiral R J Nadkarni, Chief of Staff, SNC conducted the parade. Southern Naval Command band was in attendance.

All the Naval ships based at Kochi were also ceremonially dressed overall with multi-coloured signal flags and pennants to mark the festive occasion. The festivities culminated in ‘Barakhana’ wherein naval personnel enjoyed a special meal together.

Earlier, at midnight of 14/15 Aug 17, a 70 km ultra marathon, to commemorate 70 years of independence was flagged off by Rear Admiral K Swaminathan, Chief Staff Officer (training). A number of naval personnel led by Commodore Joginder Chandna, Chief Staff Officer (Personnel & Administration) participated in the event as an expression of solidarity to the cause of nation building. The marathon was successfully completed at 9:30 am on 15 Aug by Commodore Joginder Chandna, Sub Lieutenant Nitin and Sub Lieutenant Deepak Kadian.

Independence Day Visit of School Children on board INS Sunayna and INS Shardul






As part of Independence Day celebrations 2017, a visit for children from various schools of Kochi was organized on board Indian Naval Ships Sunayna and Shardul at Naval Base, Southern Naval Command. About 500 children from three schools, namely, Choice School, Jnanodayam Public School and Toch (Residential) Public School took the opportunity to visit these ships. This initiative by the Southern Naval Command was meant to familiarise the younger generation about Indian Navy and to motivate them to join Armed Forces and serve the country.

Independence Day Celebrations





Cash Awards to Yard Employees as part of events marking the Independence Day Celebrations
Rear Admiral Narayan Prasad, NM, Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam presented cash awards to Yard employees on 11 August 2017 as part of events marking the Independence Day celebrations. The cash awards  were awarded to workers for outstanding achievement in the Yard and to galvanise the work force towards improvement in organisational efficiency, economy in expenditure and higher productivity and for personal growth of the individual. 50 ASD's cash awards for meritorious service and 156 scholarships for employees children for outstanding performance in Xth, XIIth, IIT/JEE entrance, medical entrance and GATE scores were  presented. In addition, 11 CNS Commendations, three C-in-C Commendations and nine C-in-C cash awards were also handed over to the recipients.


Gallantry Awards

 The President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has approved 112 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which include five Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), three Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
                 
Sl. No.
RANK AND NAME
Service
KIRTI CHAKRA
1.

IC-73531A MAJOR PREETAM SINGH KUNWAR, 4TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLE
ARMY
2.
5047602N HAVILDAR GIRIS GURUNG, FOURTH BATTALION THE FIRST GORKHA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
3.
SS-43887Y MAJOR DAVID MANLUN, THE NAGA REGIMENT, 164 INFANTRY BATTALION (TERRITORIAL ARMY) (HOME & HEARTH), NAGA (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
4.
SHRI PRAMOD KUMAR, COMMANDANT, 49 BN, CRPF
(POSTHUMOUS)                             
MHA
5.
CHETAN KUMAR CHEETA, COMMANDANT, CRPF
MHA

SHAURYA CHAKRA

1.                    

IC-71967M MAJ SATISH DAHIYA, ASC, 30 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
2.     
SS-42717H MAJ GOSAVI KUNAL MUNNAGIR, ARTY, 166 MED REGT
(POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
3.     
JC-580725N SUB SHABIR AHMED, 17 JAK RIF
ARMY
4.     
JC-414170P NB SUB SURENDRA SINGH, 4 PARA (SF)
ARMY
5.     
4188533W NK CHANDRA SINGH, KUMAON SCOUTS, 13 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
6.     
4578033Y L/NK RAGHUBEER SINGH, MAHAR, 1 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
7.     

13767992A L/NK KASHMIR SINGH, JAK RIF

ARMY
8.     

15687392W L/NK BHANDORIYA GOPALSINH MUNIMSINH, SIGS, 1 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
9.     
2616368W SEP VENKATARAO ABOTULA, 8 MADRAS
ARMY
10.  

2708834A SEP ARIF KHAN, GREN, 55 RR

ARMY
11.  
PID-036364 CONST MANZOOR AHMAD NAIK, J&K POLICE, 42 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
12.  
5250886X LANCE NAIK DEEPAK ALE, FIRST BATTALION THE THIRD GORKHA RIFLES
ARMY
13.  
15225911X GUNNER RISHI KUMAR RAY, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY/155 FIELD REGIMENT
ARMY
14.  
SHRI CHANDAN KUMAR, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT (IRLA : 9056), CRPF
MHA
15.  
SHRI AMAR NATH MISHRA, CONSTABLE
MHA
16.  
SHRI P. TRINADHA RAO, ASSISTANT ASSAULT COMMANDER, ANDHRA PRADESH
MHA
17.  
CH. G.V. RAMACHANDRA RAO, SENIOR COMMANDO (5966), ANDHRA PRADESH
MHA
SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)
             1.             
IC-61402N COLONEL SAMARJIT RAY, 4TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLE
ARMY
             2.             
IC-64544W MAJ AMIT CHAMOLI, KUMAON, 50 RR
ARMY
             3.             
IC-65751P LT COL ARUNKUMAR M, 21 SIKH REGT
ARMY
             4.             

IC-66326W MAJ, BHRAGU RAJ JANI, GARH RIF, 14 RR

ARMY
             5.             
IC-68500W MAJ VARUN MAANDI, PUNJAB, 22 RR
  ARMY
             6.             
IC-68757F MAJ SAURABH CHAUDHURY, 2/5 GR
  ARMY
             7.             
IC-69813F MAJ SUNIL SINGH, KUMAON, 13 RR
ARMY
             8.             
IC-70536N MAJ ABHIJIT DEORI, 20 DOGRA
ARMY
             9.             
IC-70597L MAJ PARINAY BANSAL, SIKH LI, 19 RR
  ARMY
         10.             
IC-71085L MAJ ANOGH KUMAR CHANDA, ASSAM, 35 RR
  ARMY
         11.             
IC-71390X MAJ SEKHAR KUMAR, EME, 5 RR  
ARMY
         12.             
IC-71459W MAJ MOHIT GREWAL, ASC, 18 RR
ARMY
         13.             
IC-71508N MAJ ADITYA VIKRAM SINGH, MECH INF, 13 AR
  ARMY
         14.             
IC-71834W MAJ DEEPAK KUMAR UPADHYAY, SC, 9 PARA (SF)
  ARMY
         15.             
IC-72543H MAJ S ARUN, JAK RIF, 3 RR
ARMY
         16.             
IC-72692W MAJ RISHI R, MECH INF, 42 RR
ARMY
         17.             
IC-73258W MAJ MALAY BAIDYA, KUMAON, 13 RR
 ARMY
         18.             
IC-73515H MAJ BISHAL SINGH THAPA, KUMAON, 13 RR
ARMY
         19.             
IC-74906A MAJ PRADEEP KUMAR NIGAM, MAHAR, 1 RR
ARMY
         20.             
IC-75642W MAJ MANISH KUMAR YADAV, ENGRS, 3 RR
ARMY
         21.             
IC-75660Y MAJ ANKIT HARJAI, ARMD, 22 RR
  ARMY
         22.             
SC-00640K MAJ JASBIR SINGH, ARMD, 38 AR
  ARMY
         23.             
SS-42867Y MAJ SUMEER SINGH, 9 PARA (SF)
ARMY
         24.             
SS-45482M MAJ PEEYOOSH PANDEY, ENGRS, 1 RR
ARMY
         25.            ]
IC-77334P CAPT PRASOON SHARMA, 9 PARA (SF)
  ARMY
         26.             
IC-78348F CAPT SARANGTHEM SHYAM, 2 PARA (SF)
ARMY
         27.             
IC-78817Y CAPT MITENDER YADAV, 21 MAHAR
ARMY
         28.             
IC-79353Y CAPT JAIDEEP RAWAT, 20 DOGRA
  ARMY
         29.             
IC-80787L CAPT JASDEEP SINGH, 1/1 GR
  ARMY
         30.             
SS-44873L CAPT MANOJ MALIK, AAD, 107 AD REGT
ARMY
         31.             
SS-44990W CAPT RAKESH NAIR, ARMD, 22 RR
ARMY
         32.             
SS-45306P CAPT UMESH LAMBA, 1 PARA (SF)
  ARMY
         33.             
SS-47626H CAPT AJIT LIMBU, 1/5 GR (FF)
  ARMY
         34.             
JC-603041M SUB SHITAL PRASAD PUNN, 1/1 GR
ARMY
         35.             
JC-501049L NB SUB BALWINDER SINGH, 22 SIKH
ARMY
         36.             
JC-608107F NAIB SUBEDAR RAVIN KHANDAL, FIRST BATTALION THE THIRD GORKHA RIFLES
  ARMY
         37.             
2486816L HAV PRADEEP KUMAR, 21 PUNJAB
  ARMY
         38.             
4000066P HAV MADAN LAL, 20 DOGRA (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
         39.             
4076879Y HAVILDAR BRIJENDRA LAL, 4TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLE
ARMY
         40.             
4368172L HAV L PONGCHAI KONYAK, ASSAM, 35 RR
  ARMY
         41.             
5046806N HAVILDAR DAMAR BAHADUR PUN , FOURTH BATTALION THE FIRST GORKHA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
  ARMY
         42.             
13760447N HAV MOHD HUSSAIN, 17 JAK RIF
ARMY
         43.             
13760972K HAV ISHWAR SINGH, JAK RIF, 3 RR
ARMY
         44.             
13764171A HAV ASHOK KUMAR, 9 PARA (SF)
  ARMY
         45.             
3396369F L/HAV DAVINDER SINGH, 17 SIKH (POSTHUMOUS)
  ARMY
         46.             
13623331L L/HAV RAM KUMAR, 20 DOGRA
ARMY
         47.             
13764330M L/HAV RAISHAM SINGH, JAK RIF, 52 RR
ARMY
         48.             
2804152M NK TUPARE RAJENDRA NARAYAN, 22 MLI (POSTHUMOUS)
  ARMY
         49.             
3197436K NK KULDEEP SINGH, 18 JAT
  ARMY
         50.             
3999686L NK RADHA KRISHAN, DOGRA, 62 RR
ARMY
         51.             
4084852W LANCE NAIK SUKHPAL SINGH, 4TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLE
ARMY
         52.             
4192682F NK BHAGWAN SINGH RAUTELA, KUMAON, 50 RR
  ARMY
                   53.             
4192720M NK PRAMOD KUMAR KANYAL, KUMAON, 13 RR
  ARMY
                   54.             
4195610H NK HARISH SINGH CHUPHAL, KUMAON, 13 RR
ARMY
                   55.             
4573939A NK REVAT SINGH, MAHAR, 1 RR
ARMY
                   56.             
4574373K NK RAMBEER SINGH RAJPUT, MAHAR, 30 RR
  ARMY
                   57.             
9108390L NK JAWEED AHMAD BHAT, 9 PARA (SF)
ARMY
                   58.             
12984405N NK NASEER AHMAD MIR, TA, 163 INF BN (TA) (H&H)
ARMY
                   59.             
13625978X NK NANDA PRASAD, 4 PARA (SF)
  ARMY
                   60.             
14932294Y NK DILEEP KUMAR SINGH, MECH INF, 5 RR  
  ARMY
                   61.             
15337560P NK CHITTARANJAN DEBBARMA, 51 ENGR REGT (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   62.             
2497303W L/NK PANJAB SINGH, 21 PUNJAB
ARMY
                   63.             
3004193L L/NK HANS RAM, 3 RAJPUT
ARMY
                   64.             
4005617Y L/NK RAKESH KUMAR, 20 DOGRA
ARMY
                   65.             
5049793M L/NK LAL BAHADUR THAPA, 4/1 GR (ATT WITH 35 RR)
ARMY
                   66.             
5456130X L/NK RAJU CHETRY, 1/5 GR (FF)
ARMY
                   67.             
15169808X L/NK SAIKHEDE SAGAR ASHOK, ARTY, 13 RR
ARMY
                   68.             
2503753M SEP PARAMJEET, PUNJAB, 54 RR
ARMY
                   69.             
3007786H SEP BHAG SINGH, 3 RAJPUT
ARMY
                   70.             
3010595Y SEP PANKAJ SINGH, RAJPUT, 44 RR
ARMY
                   71.             
3200871M SEP VISHAL CHAUDHARI, 18 JAT (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   72.             
3202262F SEP BABALOO SINGH, 18 JAT (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   73.             
3209481L SEP VICKY, 18 JAT
ARMY
                   74.             
14848055Y SEP AJOY SARKAR, ASC, 30 RR
ARMY
                   75.             
14937791M SEP NEERAJ KUMAR, MECH INF, 35 RR
ARMY
                   76.             
5050884H LATE RIFLEMAN RABIN SHARMA, FOURTH BATTALION THE FIRST GORKHA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   77.             
5251505X RIFLEMAN BED SINGH RANA, FIRST BATTALION THE THIRD GORKHA RIFLES
ARMY
                   78.             
13770563K RFN ANGRAZ SINGH, JAK RIF, 52 RR
ARMY
                   79.             
13770572L RFN RAVI KUMAR, JAK RIF, 31 RR (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   80.             
13777554L RFN ABHINASH RAI, 17 JAK RIF
ARMY
                   81.             
G/5006436W RFN RUHITESWAR CHANGMAI, 16 ASSAM RIFLE
ARMY
                   82.             
G/5013646Y RFN KHAMPAI WANGSU, 13 ASSAM RIFLE (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
                   83.             
G/5016453K RFN AMARNATH S, 28 ASSAM RIFLE
ARMY
                   84.             
13776342N PTR VIKRANT PARIHAR, 1 PARA (SF)
ARMY
                   85.             
4092134P PTR JAYVEER SINGH, 9 PARA (SF)
ARMY

NAO SENA MEDAL(GALLANTRY)


  1.  
LT PUSHPINDER TYAGI (07452-K)
NAVY

  1.  
JASKARAN SINGH, CH MECH (122343-B)
NAVY

  1.  
AZHAR AZHARUDDIN, SEA II CD III (237737-N)
NAVY

VAYU SENA MEDAL(GALLANTRY)


  1.  
WING COMMANDER SUBHASH SINGH RAO (25827) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE

  1.  
WING COMMANDER RAVINDER AHLAWAT (26300) FLYING (PILOT)   
AIR FORCE

The President has also awarded 40 Mention-in-Despatches to Army/Air Personnel for their significant contributions in different military operations which include two for ‘Operation Meghdoot’, 32 for ‘Operation Rakshak’, four for ‘Operation Orchid and one each for Army Headquarters and Air Force.



GALLANTRY AWARDS TO ARMY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017
          Following gallantry awards have been conferred to Army personnel on the occasion of Independence Day 2017:-

Award
No’s
Remarks
Kirti Chakra
03
Including 02 posthumous
Shaurya Chakra
13
Including 06 posthumous
Sena Medal (Gallantry)
85
Including 10 posthumous
Mention-in-Despatches
39
Including 05 posthumous 

Gallantry and Other Decorations for Coast Guard Personnel

On the occasion of Independence Day, the President of India has awarded one President’s Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service), four Tatrakshak Medals (Gallantry) and two Tatrakshak Medals (Meritorious Service) to Indian Coast Guard personnel for displaying conspicuous acts of gallantry, distinguished and meritorious service. The detailed list of the awardees are as follows:-

PRESIDENT’S TATRAKSHAK MEDAL (Distinguished Service)
·         DIG Suresh Chand Tyagi, P No. (0066-X)

TATRAKSHAK MEDAL (GALLANTRY)
·         DIG Surendra Singh Dasila, P No. (0270-M)
·         Comdt Rajappan Ramesh, P No. (0482-S)
·         Comdt (JG) Abdus Sadek Ali, P No. (0671-X)
·         Asst Comdt Panneerselvan Sasiselvan, P No. (1052-P)

TATRAKSHAK MEDAL (MERITORIOUS SERVICE)
·       DIG Ravindra Dattatraya Shedbalkar, P No. (4018-E)
·       DIG Surinder Singh Azad, P No. (0467-L)

These awards are being given to the personnel of the Indian Coast Guard on Republic Day and Independence Day every year, since 26 Jan 1990. 



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