Latest from gallantry award
On Tuesday, parents of the late army officer received his gallantry medal from President Ram Nath Kovind in a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
ByHT News Desk, New Delhi
Major Somnath Sharma was killed while leading his men on a fighting patrol to Budgam village in Kashmir while evicting Pakistani raiders from Srinagar airport in November 1947. He was given the Param Vir Chakra posthumously in November 1950.
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Officials from the Jammu & Kashmir Police bagged 115 of the 189 gallantry medals, followed by 30 to the Central Reserve Police Force and 10 to the Chhattisgarh Police
The President will posthumously award Ashok Chakra to Assistant Sub Inspector Babu Ram of the Jammu and Kashmir Police at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday
73rd Republic Day: Of the six Shaurya Chakras awarded today, five were awarded posthumously, according to officials at the ministry of defence familiar with the development.
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi