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.