CRPF BAGS 02 KIRTI CHAKRA, 02 SHAURYA CHAKRA AND 53 PMG MEDALS ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY, 2017
CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE has been awarded 02 Kirti Chakra, 02
Shaurya Chakra and 53 PMG Medals on the occasion of Independence Day-2017. The force is the largest paramilitary force, which has again been decorated with the highest Gallantry Medals among police forces. It has been awarded with 57 gallantry medals.
The Force which is extensively deployed in the major conflict theatres, has been awarded the bulk of the gallantry medals for exhibiting raw courage and extraordinary deeds of valour in the most trying and difficult terrains of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states.
2 Kirti Chakra, one each to Shaheed Pramod Kumar, Commandant (posthumous) and Shri Chetan Kumar Cheetah, Commandant, 2 Shaurya Chakra, one each to Shri Chandan Kumar, Assistant Commandant and Constable Amarnath Mishra have been awarded for their conspicuous gallantry and exemplary courage. Shaheed Constable Ajay Kumar and Shaheed Constable Balen Harizan have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously for their exhibited raw courage, unflinching determination and high degree of professionalism.
CRPF is the most decorated Central Armed Police Force with 1643 medals, which includes 01 George Cross, 03 King’s PMG, 01 Ashok Chakra, 03 Kirti Chakra, 01 Padma Shri, 01 Vir Chakra, 16 Shaurya Chakras, 49 PPFSMG, 192 PPMG, 1 Yudh Seva Medal, 5 Sena Medal, 4 Vishist Seva Medal, 1242 PMG, 5 IPMG, 3 Jeevan Raksha Padak and 100 PM’s Police Medal for Life Saving. 2097 brave officers and men have been martyred since its formation in 1939, the highest by far for any Central Armed Police Force.
CRPF has also been conferred with 06 President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 62 Police Medal For Meritorious Service.
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