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President of India Smt Droupadi Murmu confers 37 Gallantry awards

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On May 09, 2023, the Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1) was held in New Delhi, during which the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, awarded 8 Kirti Chakras and 29 Shaurya Chakras to personnel of the Armed Forces, Central Armed Police Forces, and State/Union Territory Police. Five of the Kirti Chakras and five of the Shaurya Chakras were awarded posthumously. The gallantry awards were presented to individuals who demonstrated outstanding bravery, unwavering courage, and exceptional devotion to their duties. The names of the awardees were listed in the order in which they were presented with their respective awards.

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SHAURYA CHAKRA (Non Posthumous)

S. No. Name and Other Details Service
1. Shri Amit Kumar, Assistant Commandant, CRPF MHA
2. Shri Satendra Singh, Assistant Commandant, 21 BN, CRPF MHA
3. 2693096F Havildar Ghanshyam (now Naib Subedar), The Grenadiers, 55th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
4. (i) Shri Vikki Kumar Pandey, Deputy Commandant, 209 CoBRA, CRPF

(ii) Shri Vijay Oraon, Constable/GD, 209 CoBRA, CRPF

MHA (Act performed together)
5. Lieutenant Commander Mritunjay Kumar (07456-W) Navy
6. IC-78962W Major Amit Dahiya, Sena Medal, 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) Army
7. (i) Shri Somay Vinayak Munde, IPS, Addl. Superintendent of Police (now Superintendent of Police), Maharashtra Police

(ii) Shri Ravindra Kashinath Naitam, Head Constable, Maharashtra Police

(iii) Shri Tikaram Sampatrao Katenge, Police Naik, Maharashtra Police

MHA (Act performed together)
8. IC-72252H Major Nitin Dhaania, 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) Army
9. 14941570X Lance Naik Raghvendra Singh, The Mechanised Infantry, 9th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
10. IC-80532L Major Sandeep Kumar, The Grenadiers, 55th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
11. SS-47677W Major Abhishek Singh, The Mechanised Infantry, 50th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
12. (i) Squadron Leader Sandeep Kumar Jhajhria, (33270) Accounts/Garud

(ii) Corporal (now Sergeant) Anand Singh, (954576) Indian Air Force (Garud)

Air Force (Act performed together)
13. IC-77164W Major Aditya Bhadauria, The Kumaon Regiment, 50th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
14. (i) Group Captain Yogeshwar Krishnarao Kandalkar, (27207) Flying (Pilot)

(ii) Flight Lieutenant Tejpal, (36539) Meteorology/Garud

(iii) Leading Aircraftman Sunil Kumar, (990231) Indian Air Force (Security)

Air Force (Act performed together)
15. SS-48529X Captain (now Major) Yudhvir Singh, The Mechanised Infantry, 9th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
16. SS-48830N Captain Rakesh T R, 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) Army
17. 13779485Y Lance Naik Vikas Choudhary, The Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, 3rd Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
18. SS-48517H Captain (now Major) Arun Kumar, The Kumaon Regiment, 13th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army

KIRTI CHAKRA (Non Posthumous)

S. NO NAME AND OTHER DETAILS SERVICE
1. 15486168N Naik Devendra Pratap Singh, The Armoured Corps, 55th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
2. SS-46926X Major Shubhang, The Dogra Regiment, 62nd Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
3. 3011334X Naik Jitendra Singh, The Rajput Regiment, 44th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army

Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous)

S No Name and Other Details Service
1. 9115892W Rifleman Aurangzab, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, 44th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
2. 3017767L Sepoy Karn Veer Singh, The Rajput Regiment, 44th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
3. 15240522P Gunner Jasbir Singh, The Regiment of Artillery, 19th Battalion, The Rashtriya Rifles Army
4. 665/SPO Constable Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh, Jammu and Kashmir Police (Baramulla) Army
5. 13773112P Naik Jasbir Singh, 6th Battalion, The Jammu and Kashmir Rifles Army

KIRTI CHAKRA (Posthumous)

S NO Name and Other Details Service
1 Shri Sudip Sarkar, Constable/GD, BSF (Posthumous) MHA
2

(i) Shri Deepak Bhardwaj, Sub Inspector, State Government of Chhattisgarh (Posthumous)

(ii) Shri Sodhi Narayan, Head Constable, State Government of Chhattisgarh (Posthumous)

(iii) Shri Shrawan Kashyap, Head Constable, State Government of Chhattisgarh (Posthumous)

MHA (Act performed together)
3 Shri Rohit Kumar, SG. Constable, J&K Police (Posthumous) MHA

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