The President has approved Tatrakshak Medals to the following personnel of the Indian Coast Guard for their act of conspicuous gallantry/meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day 2020.
Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry)
- Dy Comdt Abhishek Kumar (4233-S)
- Sanjay Kumar Singh, Adh (ME), 04217-P
- Subhash, P/Nvk (QA), 05655-H
Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service)
- DIG Mukul Garg (0260-P)
- IK Balan, P/Adh (AH), 01608-L
These awards are being given to the personnel of Indian Coast Guard on Republic Day and Independence Day every year since January 26, 1990.
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