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  1. Star Wars

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    16012114A NAIK NEERAJ KUMAR SINGH
    ASHOK CHAKRA
    RAJPUTANA RIFLES /
    57TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)


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    Based on specific intelligence Brigade Ghataks launched a Search and Destroy Operation at General area Gurdaji of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on 24 August 2014. At 1025 hours, party noticed movement of few terrorists close to a Dhok, who opened indiscriminate fire on own troops. In the ensuring fire fight, buddy of Naik Neeraj was hit on bullet proof jacket. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Naik Neeraj crawled and extricated his buddy. A terrorist threw grenades and brought heavy fire on Naik Neeraj. In a daring act, he inched closer to the terrorist and shot him dead. Simultaneously, the NCO was attacked by another terrorist resulting in dropping of his Rifle and the terrorist shot him in the chest. Despite grievous injuries, displaying unparallel 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 evacuated by helicopter to 92 Base Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. For displaying raw courage and most conspicuous gallantry in personally eliminating two foreign terrorists and sacrificing his own life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh is recommended for the award of “ASHOK CHAKRA” (POSTHUMOUS).

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    CAPTAIN JAIDEV THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
    KIRTI CHAKRA
    3RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


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    On the evening of 19 June 2014, 3 Rashtriya Rifles received intelligence about presence of three terrorists in Buts village of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. A joint operation of 3 Rashtriya Rifles and 10 PARA (SF) was launched. Captain Jaidev swung into action and rushed with a small team of seven to seek a contact. While deploying, Captain Jaidev saw movement of three suspected terrorists 15 meters ahead, who on being challenged opened indiscriminate fire injuring the officer and his buddy grievously. Seeing that his buddy, who had killed one terrorist, was losing blood fast, the officer dragged him to safety. Undeterred by the injuries in the leg and chest and bleeding profusely, Captain Jaidev in an audacious display of raw courage, displaying conspicuous gallantry and bold fighting spirit, closed in with remaining terrorists under heavy fire and shot them at close quarters. The dying terrorist again fired at Captain Jaidev, injuring him in the face. Despite his near fatal injuries, the officer refused to be evacuated till the termination of operations. In the operation, Captain Jaidev personally neutralised two senior and wanted terrorist commanders. For displaying dauntless courage and extraordinary valour under heavy fire from close quarters in face of certain death, Captain Jaidev is recommended for the award of “KIRTI CHAKRA”.

    SUBEDAR AJAY VARDHAN
    KIRTI CHAKRA,
    14 GARH RIF (POSTHUMOUS)


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    In December 2014, he was tasked to reinforce a locality on a mountain range once some information was received of likely infiltration from the Line of Control. Enroute to the forward locality, his team encountered a group of terrorists deployed on a height. The JCO deployed his men and challenged the infiltrators which resulted in exchange of fire. He closed in with the terrorists and shot dead one terrorist who was firing from a flank. He passed crucial information of terrorists’ location and strength to the Battalion Headquarter & balance operational teams and continued engaging the terrorists. When one of team members got a Gunshot wound, he immediately administered first aid by crawling to the soldier. Later, he tasked a team of four men to move to a flank and target the terrorists. While the operational sub team was on its way, another one of the soldier sustained a gunshot wound. Very soon, two of the terrorists inched closer to the wounded soldier and attempted to encircle him. Realizing the grave danger to his team member, Subedar Ajay Vardhan with utter disregard for own safety charged at the terrorists and shot dead one from close quarters. He engaged the balance terrorists with accurate fire as he pulled the injuried Rifleman to the safety of a boulder. Realizing the danger posed by Subedar Ajay Vardhan, the terrorist leader who was on the hillock, shot at and grievously injured him. Despite grave Gun Shot Wounds to his head and body, the valiant JCO continued motivating his team while informing the Battalion Headquarter and other operational teams to rush in. He continued engaging the terrorists and kept them pinned down till such time another team reinforced him, thereby preventing their escape and eventual neutralization. The valiant stance of the Junior Commisioned Officer resulted in the elimination of six hardcore terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    JC-602970Y NAIB SUBEDAR KOSH BAHADUR GURUNG 1 GORKHA RIFLES /
    KIRTI CHAKRA
    15TH BATTALION
    THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


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    Naib Subedar Kosh Bhadur Gurung was leading Ghatak Platoon in an operation located above 12500 feet at general area of Sundarmali of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. A group of heavily armed terrorists attempting infiltration was bringing down effective fire on the Ghatak Platoon using assault riles and Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) taking advantage of darkness and big rocks in the area. Sensing grave danger to his buddies and that the terrorists could escape, the JCO displaying nerves of steel and exceptional field craft crawled through a volly of bullets to close in with terrorists. Realising that only one person could move through the gap between big rocks, he alone tactfully manoeuvered to an advantageous position and lobbed grenades and pinned down the terrorists. He then crawled closer upto ten meters and accurately fired through a small gap between rocks to eliminate one terrorist. Now, the second terrorist started firing and pounced on him. With equal ferocity, the JCO pulled out his Khukri and charged at him. A hand to hand fight ensured, when he pushed the terrorist to the ground and killed him. For displaying conspicuous gallantry in the face of terrorist fire, Naib Subedar Kosh Bahadur Gurung is recommended for the award of “KIRTI CHAKRA”.

    IC-69696F MAJOR MUKUL SHARMA
    SHAURYA CHAKRA
    4TH BATTALION
    THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)


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    Major Mukul Sharma was operating in Kashmir Valley since January 2010 and has had a tremendous operational experience. His flair in source handling and conduct of operation is unparalleled. He has led a large number of successful operations resulting into elimination of number of terrorists. On 07 August 2014, Major Mukul Sharma got information of infiltrators in general area of Gagadari Nar at Tangdhar region of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. At about 1230 hours Major Mukul Sharma noticed movement of three persons. The three infiltrators immediately opened a hail of fire at the officer. Major Mukul Sharma stood his ground and shot down one infiltrator. He then immediately re-deployed his team to prevent other two infiltrators from escaping. The officer showed tactical acumen and presence of mind to engage the infiltrators throughout the night and prevented them from escaping. On the next day, the officer identified the position of the second infiltrator as he was firing indiscriminately at the search party. Sensing grave danger to his own troops, Major Mukul Sharma acted quickly and with utter disregard to personal safety crawled towards the infiltrator and killed him at a point blank range.
     
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    IC-70817L MAJOR ASHUTOSH KUMAR PANDEY
    SHAURYA CHAKRA
    THE RAJPUT REGIMENT /
    44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES


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    On 01 September 2014 at 1800 hours, Major Ashutosh Kumar Pandey, Company Commander, received information about the presence of a district commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad with two more terrorists in a Village of Pulwama district of Jammu and kashmir. The district Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was the mastermind behind targeting of police officials and weapon snatching on 06 June 2014. Major Ashutosh acted swiftly by deploying troops in an effective cordon and evacuated civilians from the target house. On 02 September 2014 at 0730 hours, after a grueling thirteen hours of intermittent firing, Major Ashutosh along with his buddy Sapper Sanjay Kali displaying raw courage while crawling to close proximity of the target house to clear the house extension, received a burst of fire. The officer using battle craft manoeuvred towards the direction of the fire, using cover and showing presence of mind lobbed a grenade inside the window injuring the terrorist. The injured terrorist retaliated with heavy volume of fire. Undeterred by the terrorist fire, the officer crawled, took cover next to the window and with pin point accuracy fired to neutralise one terrorist. The terrorist was later identified as a Category ‘C’ terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad Tanzeem. On seeing the army next to the house wall, the second terrorist from the adjacent room, lobbed a grenade and opened indiscriminate fire on the officer. Displaying utter professionalism, calm composure and nerves of steel, Major Ashutosh charged towards the window, brought down accurate fire at close quarters to eliminate the second terrorist instantaneously. The terrorist was later identified as district Commander and Category ‘A++’ terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad Tanzeem. The elimination of the district commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad, who was the mastermind in the weapon snatching incident dealt a body blow to the Jaish-e-Mohammad tanzeem. For exemplary leadership, courage beyond call of duty, conspicuous gallantry under fire resulting in the elimination of two hardcore Jaish-eMohammad terrorists, Major Ashutosh Kumar Pandey is recommended for the award of “SHAURYA CHAKRA”

    4572211A NAIK SWARUP KUMAR GHORAI
    SHAURYA CHAKRA
    20TH BATTALION
    THE MAHAR REGIMENT


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    Naik Swarup Kumar Ghorai was part of Brigade Ghataks for Search and Destroy Operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. A group of terrorists from a Dhok suddenly brought down heavy volume of fire on his party and fire fight ensued. Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, his party commander got grievously injured. Sensing the danger to his party members and maintaining his calm, Naik Swarup reorganised the party and brought effective fire on terrorists and facilitated evacuation of Naik Neeraj Kumar. Suddenly a terrorist came out from Dhok firing indiscriminately and throwing grenades. Showing absolute presence of mind and raw courage, Naik Swarup inched closer to the terrorist and shot him dead at a close range. With utter disregard to his personal safety, Naik Swarup under heavy volume of terrorist’s fire and covering fire by Rifleman Gulam Ahmad Harrey, rushed inside the Dhok in the face of death and shot dead second terrorist in close quarter combat. Naik Swarup Kumar Ghorai displayed most conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage under fire, and eliminated two hard core foreign terrorists and also facilitated elimination of two more heavily armed terrorists. For this, Naik Swarup Kumar Ghorai is strongly recommended for the award of “SHAURYA CHAKRA”.

    13769423L RIFLEMAN MANGA RAM
    SHAURYA CHAKRA
    3RD BATTALION
    THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES


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    Rifleman Manga Ram during ‘Operation Langtebuk, launched on 09 May 2014 at Karbi Anglong district of Assam, volunteered for Stay Behind Party. On the sixth day, based on a tip off, Rifleman Manga Ram acting as scout, guided the team, to the suspected area, maintaining absolute surprise while negotiating difficult terrain. As soon as the party approached the suspected hut after establishing the cordon, the troops were pinned down by effective fire from multiple directions. Realising the grave threat, he, displaying exemplary initiative and sound tactical acumen, acted immediately and while the team leader with his buddy was attempting to neutralize fire from one flank, he crawled amidst heavy fire with utter disregard to his personal safety, closed in and neutralized two terrorists one after the other. Thereafter, without letting go the initiative, he signaled his buddy to tackle another terrorist and provided him with intimate fire support. The overall operation resulted in elimination of six terrorists and recovery of huge war like stores. For continued acts of gallantry in number of operations and for placing himself in extreme danger, for safety of his colleagues in the highest traditions of Indian Army, Rifleman Manga Ram is recommended for the award of “SHAURYA CHAKRA”.

    PARATROOPER BALVINDER SINGH (POSTHUMOUS),
    SHAURYA CHAKRA


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    Paratrooper Balvinder Singh was the leading scout of Squad No 3 of Assault Troop positioned at Samba tasked to undertake a Search and Destroy Operation on 27 November 2014 against infiltrated terrorists who were holding out in a fierce gun battle against security forces on Kathar West DCB in Arnia Sector of Jammu District of Jammu and Kashmir. Under covering fire provided by Havildar Pawan Singh, and displaying heroic initiative and exemplary field craft with utter disregard to personal safety, Paratrooper Balvinder Singh stealthily crawled and closed in towards the location of the well concealed terrorist. Sensing danger, the terrorist lobbed two grenades in quick succession and fired bursts from close range towards both Paratrooper Balvinder Singh and Havildar Pawan Singh thereby injuring them. Undeterred despite being grievously wounded and bleeding profusely, the young paratrooper demonstrating unflinching bravery and unvanquishable determination, crawled up stealthily under fire and fired accurate head shots killing the terrorist instantly thus ensuring the safety of his remaining Squad members before attaining martyrdom in the highest traditions of Indian Army. Paratrooper Balvinder Singh displayed exceptional valour, audacity in face of fire and made the supreme sacrifice beyond the call of duty.

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    Thanks for posting !!!

    I wonder why threads like these do not interest people .

    These are the true heroes of our nation .

    they deserve attention and admiration from all of us .
     
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    yeah, i had to edit my post to link a few people lol
     
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    terror terror terror damn terror :(
     
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    Wonderful read....... We the nation is proud of you...... your sacrifices will not be forgotten.....
     
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    Real heroes of India. They & their family deserve all the accolades they can get!
     
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    proud of them all!!

    Naik Neeraj Kumar's story was inspiring, he killed a terrorist in a hand to hand combat despite being shot in the chest.
    RIP brave man!


    It seems most of 'em belong to Rashtriya Rifles, gurkhas are no surprise at all. They 're known for their fierce fighting skills. :)
     
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    Yea the Gurkha pulled out his Khukri and the other guy fell flat :lol:
     
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    Gurkhas 're never to be messed with.Lol
    No wonder they 're recruited in so many foreign armies.
     
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    Gallantry Awards to Army on 26 January 2015

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has approved the award of one Ashok Chakra, three Kirti Chakras and nine Shaurya Chakras to the Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Republic Day 2015. In addition, award of Ashok Chakra to Major Mukund Varadarajan which was announced on 15 Aug 14 and will be conferred by the President on 26 Jan 2015, has been included in the list of citations.


    Ashok Chakra


    Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh (Posthumous), 57 Rashtriya Rifles (RAJPTANA RIFLES)
    Major Mukund Varadarajan (Posthumous), 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RAJPUT REGIMENT)- Announced on 15 Aug 14.


    Kirti Chakra


    Capt Jaidev, 3 Rashtriya Rifles (10 PARA SF).

    Subedar Ajay Vardhan (Posthumous), 14 GARHWAL RIFLES.

    Naib Subedar Kosh Bahadur Gurung, 15 Rashtriya Rifles (1 GORKHA RIFLE).

    Shaurya Chakra


    Lieutenant Colonel Sankalp Kumar (Posthumous), 24 PUNJAB.

    Major Mukul Sharma, 4 PARA (SF).

    Major Abhijai (Posthumous), ENGINEERS, 39 (I) R&O Flight.

    Major Ashutosh Kumar Pandey, 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RAJPUT).

    Major R Vamshi Krishnan, 50 Rashtriya Rifles (ENGINEERS).

    Major Bibhanshu Dhondiyal, 5/5 GR (FF).

    Naik Swarup Kumar Ghorai, 20 MAHAR.

    Paratrooper Balvinder Singh (Posthumous), 1 PARA (SF).

    Rifleman Manga Ram, 3 JAMMU & KASHMIR RIFLES.
     
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    My salute to all these brave men.

    Capt. Jaidev 10th SF battalion..what a brave man.Disregarded his safety own safety for the objective and i am so glad that he is alive.
     
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    Of course @levina, this CT force are at the forefront of the IA's combat operations. If there was no Kashmir insurgency the IA would unlikely suffer more than 2-3 deaths a year (from combat) from the NE and perhaps a UN peace keeping mission.