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Army felicitates Vijay Kumar

india Updated: Aug 05, 2012 19:57 IST
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The Indian Army's Rising Star Corps on Sunday felicitated Hamirpur marksman Vijay Kumar, who clinched a silver medal at the Olympics on Friday.

Kumar, a subedar attached to the Dogra regiment, was given a cheque of Rs. 25,000 by Commander Rising Star Corps, Colonel R K Sharma, at Harsaur in Hamirpur district.

The sharp shooter, born in 1985 in Harsaur village, joined the Army as a 16-year-old. Although he is attached to the Dogra regiment, his shooting exploits have earned him a posting at the Army Marksmanship Unit in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.