Major Rohit Suri, from the Parachute Regiment who led the army team that carried out a surgical strike in PoK last year, was presented the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Corporal Gursevak Singh of Indian Air Force was posthumously conferred the Shaurya Chakra for putting up a valiant fight against terrorists who had attacked the frontline Pathankot air base. Naib Subedar Vijay Kumar of Indian Army was conferred the Shaurya Chakra.
Takeaways from above news-
- Major Rohit Suri was awarded Kirti Chakra
- Param Vir Chakra is the highest gallantry award followed by Kirti Chakra
- Kirti Chakra is the peacetime equivalent of the Maha Vir Chakra
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Source- The Hindu