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President honours surgical strike heroes with gallantry medals

Major Rohit Suri, who led the surgical strikes against terror pads in PoK, was awarded Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2017 23:38 IST
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Surgical strike heroes awarded gallantry medals at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Surgical strike heroes awarded gallantry medals at Rashtrapati Bhawan.(HT Photo)

Major Rohit Suri, who led the surgical strikes against terror pads in PoK, was awarded Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. The officer’s citation said he executed the task flawlessly and killed four terrorists in close-quarter combat. Kirti Chakra is second-highest peacetime gallantry.

Naib Subedar Vijay Kumar, who killed three terrorists, received Shaurya Chakra. Shaurya Chakra is the third-highest peacetime gallantry award.

The army had carried out surgical strikes against terror pads in PoK on September 29.