PRESIDENT CONFERS GALLANTRY AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 27 March 2018

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and 17 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today. One Kirti Chakra and five of the Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously.

The President also conferred fourteen Param Vishisht Seva Medals, one Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and twenty-two Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order. The following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:-

Kirti Chakra

SS-43887Y MAJOR DAVID MANLUN, THE NAGA REGIMENT, 164 INFANTRY BATTALION (TERRITORIAL ARMY) (HOME & HEARTH) NAGA (POSTHUMOUS)

Shaurya Chakra

4188533W NK CHANDRA SINGH, KUMAON SCOUTS, 13TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

IC-71967M MAJOR SATISH DAHIYA, ARMY SERVICE CORPS, 30TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

PID-036364 CONST MANZOOR AHMAD NAIK, JAMMU & KASHMIR POLICE, 42ND THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

903038 SERGEANT KHAIRNAR MILIND KISHOR, INDIAN AIR FORCE (GARUD) (POSTHUMOUS)

905119 CPL NILESH KUMAR NAYAN, INDIAN AIR FORCE (SECURITY) (POSTHUMOUS)

Param Vishisht Seva Medal

IC-35479Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALWANT SINGH NEGI, UYSM, YSM, SM, VSM**, INFANTRY

IC-38311X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATISH KUMAR DUA, UYSM, SM, VSM/INFANTRY

IC38679A LIEUTENANT GENERAL ABHAY KRISHNA, UYSM, AVSM, SM VSM/INFANTRY

VICE ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, AVSM (02151-N), FLAG OFFICER COMMANDING-IN- CHIEF, EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND

AIR MARSHAL SHYAM BIHARI PRASAD SINHA, AVSM, VM (16053) FLYING  (PILOT)

AIR MARSHAL RAKESH KUMAR SINGH BHADAURIA, AVSM, VM (16026) FLYING (PILOT)

IC-35960X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SHRAVAN KUMAR PATYAL, UYSM, SM/INFANTRY

IC-39818L LIEUTENANT GENERAL SURESH SHARMA, AVSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

MR-03992M LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARUP KUMAR DAS, ARMY MEDICAL CORP

VICE ADMIRAL ARUN KUMAR BAHL, AVSM, VSM (50693-K), PROJECT DIRECTOR, ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY VESSELS PROGRAMME

IC-35919F LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH, AVSM**, SM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)

IC-35923K LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGBIR SINGH CHEEMA, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)

AIR MARSHAL MAHESH KUMAR MALIK, AVSM, VSM (15743) ADMINISTRATION (RETIRED)

IC-38691F MAJOR GENERAL JATINDER SINGH BEDI, ARTILLERY REGIMENT (RETIRED)

Kirti Chakra

SHRI CHETAN KUMAR CHEETA, COMMANDANT, 45 BN, CRPF

IC-66219P MAJOR VIJAYANT BIST, 4TH BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY

Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal

IC-39185H LIEUTENANT GENERAL AJAE KUMAR SHARMA, YSM, SM, INFANTRY HEADQUARTERS 16 CORPS

Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

IC-39130Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV CHOPRA, INFANTRY

IC-39380A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PODALI SHANKAR RAJESHWAR, VSM, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

IC-39436F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATINDER KUMAR SAINI, YSM, VSM, INFANTRY

IC-39624H LIEUTENANT GENERAL PRADEEP M BALI, VSM, INFANTRY

IC-39073H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

IC-40235P LIEUTENANT GENERAL GOPAL R, SM, INFANTRY

IC-40031H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KANAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

IC-407530P LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANMOHAN JEET SINGH KAHLON, ARMD

IC-41072Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV SIROHI, VSM, INFANTRY

SURGEON VICE ADMIRAL PAWAR ALHAD ANANT, VSM (75256-K), DIRECTOR GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES (NAVY)

AIR MARSHAL PAWAN KAPOOR, VSM & BAR (35311) MEDICAL (RETIRED)

IC-40795F MAJOR GENERAL SANJEEV NARAIN, INFANTRY

IC-41183W MAJOR GENERAL SURESH CHANDRA MOHANTY, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS

IC-45050X MAJOR GENERAL TEJBIR SINGH, SM, INFANTRY

MR-05596P MAJOR GENERAL MADHURI KANITKAR, VSM, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

IC-42004X MAJOR GENERAL RANA PRATAP KALITA, SM, VSM, INFANTRY

REAR ADMIRAL INDER PAUL SINGH BALI, VSM (50825-K) (RETIRED)

AIR VICE MARSHAL DIPTENDU CHOUDHURY, VM, VSM (17335) FLYING (PILOT)

AIR VICE MARSHAL OM PRAKASH TIWARI, VSM (16678) FLYING (NAVIGATOR)

IC-49650X BRIGADIER GAMBHIR SINGH, THE GARHWAL RIFLES, HEADQUARTERS 63 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE

AIR COMMODORE INDERPAL SINGH WALIA, VM (19518) FLYING (PILOT)

AIR COMMODORE TEJBIR SINGH, VM (19958) FLYING (PILOT)

Shaurya Chakra

SHRI  CHANDAN  KUMAR,  AC (IRLA-9056), CRPF

SHRI  AMAR  NATH  MlSHRA, CONSTABLE, CRPF

JC-414170P NB SUB SURENDRA SINGH, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL  FORCE)

2616368W SEPOY VENKATARAO ABOTULA,  8TH BATTALION  THE MADRAS  REGIMENT

SHRI P TRINADHA  RAO, ASST. ASSAULT COMMANDER,  ANDHRA  PRADESH

SHRI CHIKKAM GV RAMACHANDRA RAO, SENIOR COMMANDO (5966), ANDHRA PRADESH

270883A SEP ARIF KHAN, THE GRENADIERS  REGIMENT, 55TH THE RASHTRIYA  RIFLES

15225911X GUNNER RISHI KUMAR RAY, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY/155 FIELD REGIMENT

9109592Y LANCE NAIK BADHER HUSSAIN, 4TH BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY

SS-44764Y CAPT ABHINAV SHUKLA, 2ND BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)

IC-76020F CAPTAIN ROHIT SHUKLA, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT/44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

2691007Y HAVILDAR MUBARIK ALI, THE GRENADIERS REGIMENT/55TH THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES

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