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Captain Ashutosh Kumar receives posthumous Shaurya Chakra: A brief profile 

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.
Captain Ashutosh Kumar of 18 Madras Regiment was killed during a gun battle with terrorists in north Kashmir’s Machil sector on November 8, 2020. (HT PHOTO)
Captain Ashutosh Kumar of 18 Madras Regiment was killed during a gun battle with terrorists in north Kashmir’s Machil sector on November 8, 2020. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 10, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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Remembering Major Somnath Sharma, the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra

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.
File photo of Major Somnath Sharma.
File photo of Major Somnath Sharma.
Published on Jan 31, 2022 10:31 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

939 president police medals this Republic Day; J&K police bags most 

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
A contingent of Delhi Police marches past during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade 2022, at the Rajpath in New Delhi on January 23. (PTI)
A contingent of Delhi Police marches past during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade 2022, at the Rajpath in New Delhi on January 23. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 03:55 AM IST
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Republic Day: President approves 384 gallantry awards, PVSM for Neeraj Chopra

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
Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Subedar Neeraj Chopra, first Indian to win a gold in a track & field event at the Olympics, of 4 Rajputana Rifles will be awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, a decoration usually given to three-star officers for distinguished service (Reuters)
Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Subedar Neeraj Chopra, first Indian to win a gold in a track & field event at the Olympics, of 4 Rajputana Rifles will be awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, a decoration usually given to three-star officers for distinguished service (Reuters)
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 03:54 AM IST
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R-Day: 6 Army personnel awarded Shaurya Chakra, gallantry honours for others

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.
According to the ministry of defence, the Indian Army received a total of 317 awards for the gallantry and distinguished service of its personnel. (File Photo / HT)
According to the ministry of defence, the Indian Army received a total of 317 awards for the gallantry and distinguished service of its personnel. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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