Gallantry Awards for 2023 were announced. This year, 2 army personnel will be honored with Kirti Chakra and 7 with Shaurya Chakra. Know the story of the Ranbankurs who were honored with Shaurya Chakra and Kirti Chakra…
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74th Republic day Wednesday late evening on the eve of 2023 gallantry awards was announced. This year, 2 army personnel will be honored with Kirti Chakra and 7 with Shaurya Chakra. Major Shubhang and Naik Jitendra Singh will be awarded Kirti Chakra. Whereas, Major Aditya Bhadoria, Captain Arun Kumar, Captain Yudhveer Singh, Captain Rakesh TR, Naik Jasbir Singh (posthumously), Lance Naik Vikas Chaudhary and Constable Mudasir Ahmed Shaikh (posthumously) will get the Shaurya Chakra.
According to the Defense Ministry, 412 armed forces personnel will be given gallantry awards and other honors by the President on the occasion of Republic Day this year. Know the story of the Ranbankurs who were honored with Shaurya Chakra and Kirti Chakra…
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Major Shubhang: Terrorist killed in Budgam despite being shot
Kirti Chakra: Major Shubhang of the Dogra Regiment handled the mission and led the team on April 2022 in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir in difficult conditions. The terrorists fired from a grenade launcher. An officer and two team members were injured in this. Even after being shot on the left shoulder, Major Shubhang kept fighting and killed a terrorist.
Naik Jitendra Singh: Injured but terrorists’ plot foiled
Kirti Chakra: Jitendra Singh, the hero of the Rajput Regiment, showed valor while leading the team in three operations from December 2021. 7 terrorists were killed in that operation. On 27 April 2022, an operation was launched in Pulwama district on receiving reports of two terrorists. Hero Jitendra fought with the terrorists. The terrorists threw grenades at them and tried to break the cordon. Hero Jitendra eliminated a terrorist even after being shot. During the operation, another terrorist hurled grenades at them and fired. Seeing the increasing danger on the soldiers, they were successful in injuring the second terrorist.
Major Aditya Bhadoria: The terrorist who was firing was eliminated
Shaurya Chakra: Major Aditya Bhadauria of Kumaon Regiment foiled the conspiracy of terrorists in Pulwama district of Kashmir on 11 March 2022. The terrorists, armed with assault rifles, fired indiscriminate auto fire and grenades at the troops, injuring a civilian. Major Aditya Bhadauria retaliated, rescued the civilians. The terrorist trying to escape was eliminated. He will be awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his indomitable courage in the most challenging situation.
Captain Arun Kumar: The terrorist was forced to be exposed
Shaurya Chakra: On 11 May 2022, Arun Kumar of the Kumaon Regiment led the surveillance team on receiving information about terrorists on the hills of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. Planned to nab the terrorists. Terrorists were seen on 13 May. As soon as they were confronted, the terrorists started firing. An accomplice of the terrorists attacked an army officer with a grenade, but the Major stopped him. While taking action, the other terrorist was also forced to expose himself.
Captain Yudhveer Singh: Gave a befitting reply to the terrorists
Shaurya Chakra: Captain Yudhveer Singh of the Mechanized Infantry Unit received information about terrorist activity in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. Captain Yudhveer led a surveillance team on April 11, 2022. Seeing the suspicious vehicle, Captain Yudhveer chased it and strategized and closed all the escape routes of the terrorists. After being surrounded, the terrorists started firing. In the midst of danger, without any security, a befitting reply was given to the terrorists. During the operation, the terrorists hid in the houses of the local people, putting their lives in danger. Without worrying about Captain life, he gave a befitting reply to the terrorists and was successful in his mission.
Captain Rakesh TR: Terrorist who attacked PM’s rally killed
Shaurya Chakra: PM Modi was going to Jammu for a rally on 24 April 2022. Despite tight security, there was information about preparations for an attack on the rally. Captain Rakesh TR of the 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment got the responsibility of stopping it. Captain Rakesh immediately reached the terrorists using a quad copter in a densely populated area. When they were cleverly surrounded from all sides, the terrorists started firing indiscriminately. Sensing danger to the common people, Captain Rakesh killed one of the terrorists. Without caring for his life, he retaliated.
Naik Jasbir Singh: Gave a befitting reply to the terrorists
Shaurya Chakra: Jasbir Singh, the hero of the 6th Battalion Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, has been a part of the intelligence team deployed in the dense forests of Jammu and Kashmir. He got information about presence of two terrorists in Kupwara district. Cleverly, he gave the terrorists an opportunity to enter the area which was full of dangers for them. During the mission, the terrorists started firing indiscriminately. Giving the introduction of bravery, he took on the terrorists. Despite being injured, he kept fighting the terrorists. He killed one terrorist and injured another. For this bravery, he will be awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously.
Lance Naik Vikas Chaudhary: Terrorist killed by conducting search operation
Shaurya Chakra: Lance Naik Vikas Chaudhary of Jammu and Kashmir Files Unit launched a mission against terrorists in Anantnag district. On May 6, 2022, intelligence was received about the presence of terrorists. Lance Naik Vikas Chaudhary and Major Boravke Apoorva Suhas were with him in this campaign. Together they blocked every way of the terrorists from where they could run away. During the mission, a terrorist attempted to escape and started indiscriminate firing on the cordon team. Lance Naik Vikas Chaudhary opened fire without caring for his own safety and killed a terrorist by showing presence of mind.
Constable Mudasir Ahmed Sheikh: Martyred while giving a befitting reply to the terrorists
Shaurya Chakra: On 25 May 2022, Constable Mudasir Ahmed Sheikh of Jammu and Kashmir Police received intelligence about three heavily armed terrorists. These terrorists were assigned the task of targeting the Amarnath Yatra. Constable Mudasir Ahmed Sheikh, who specializes in identifying suspicious vehicles, found the terrorists. Sensing the danger, the terrorists started firing indiscriminately. Constable Mudasir was injured while retaliating, but he continued to crack down on the terrorists. Three terrorists were killed in the operation. The terrorist incident was averted but constable Mudasir was martyred.
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