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President confers 13 Shaurya Chakras, including six posthumous, during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1)

14 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals & 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals also given

Newdelhi:10/5/22:President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred 13 Shaurya Chakras, including six posthumous, to the personnel of Armed Forces during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1) held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on May 10, 2022. The Gallantry awards were given to the personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

The President also conferred 14 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals for distinguished service of an exceptional order. Following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:

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SHAURYA CHAKRA (POSTHUMOUS)
1. IC-83765X CAPTAIN  ASHUTOSH  KUMAR, 18TH BATTALION, THE MADRAS REGIMENT (MYSORE) (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY
2. 3002089Y HAVILDAR ANIL KUMAR TOMAR, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY
3. 3196376N HAVILDAR PINKU KUMAR, THE JAT REGIMENT, 34TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY
4. 16113819N HAVILDAR KASHIRAY BAMMANALLI, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, 44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY
5. JC-442366M NAIB SUBEDAR SREEJITH M, SENA MEDAL, 17TH BATTALION, THE MADRAS REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY
6. 2624461M SEPOY MARUPROLU JASWANTH KUMAR REDDY, 17TH BATTALION, THE MADRAS REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS) ARMY

PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1. IC-40716F LIEUTENANT GENERAL (NOW GENERAL) MANOJ PANDE, AVSM, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARMY
2. IC-41067N LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAI SINGH NAIN, AVSM, SM, THE INFANTRY ARMY
3. AIR MARSHAL SHASHIKER CHOUDHARY, AVSM, VSM, ADC (17645) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) AIR FORCE
4. AIR MARSHAL MANAVENDRA SINGH AVSM, VrC, VSM, ADC (16983) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
5. AIR MARSHAL SANDEEP SINGH, AVSM, VM, ADC (17312) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
6. IC-43686A LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJIV RAI, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY ARMY
7. IC-43842Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANIK KUMAR DAS, SENA MEDAL**, VSM , THE INFANTRY ARMY
8. DR-10339F LIEUTENANT GENERAL NANDA KISHORE SAHOO, VSM, THE ARMY DENTAL CORPS ARMY
9. IC-40500A LIEUTENANT GENERAL YOGESH KUMAR JOSHI, UYSM, AVSM, VrC, SM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) ARMY
10. AIR MARSHAL AMIT DEV, AVSM, VSM, ADC (16972)  FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED) AIR FORCE
11. IC-39501W LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANANT PRASAD SINGH, AVSM, THE ARMY AIR DEFENCE (RETIRED) ARMY
12. IC-41456N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH KUMAR ANAND, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE CORPS OF SIGNALS (RETIRED) ARMY
13. IC-41509F LIEUTENANT GENERAL KANWAL JEET SINGH DHILLON, UYSM, YSM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) ARMY
14. VICE ADMIRAL RAVNEET SINGH, AVSM, NM (02646-N) (RETIRED) NAVY
UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL
1. IC-43285L LIEUTENANT GENERAL DEVENDRA PRATAP PANDEY, AVSM, VSM, THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS 15 CORPS ARMY
2. IC-43295P LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVIN KHOSLA, AVSM, SM, VSM, 5 GORKHA RIFLES, HEADQUARTERS 4 CORPS ARMY
3. IC-43370N LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHNSON P MATHEW, AVSM, VSM, THE PUNJAB REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 3 CORPS ARMY
4. IC-43444X LIEUTENANT GENERAL P GOPALAKRISHNA MENON, AVSM, THE SIKH REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 14 CORPS ARMY
ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
1. AIR MARSHAL VIKRAM SINGH, VSM (17699) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
2. IC-40801K LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJENDRA KUMAR BANSIWAL, THE INTELLIGENCE CORPS ARMY
3. IC-41121W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJ KUMAR SHARMA, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY ARMY
4. IC-41131A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM PRASHAD MALHOTRA, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARMY
5. IC-42336F LIEUTENANT GENERAL AJAI KUMAR SINGH, YSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY ARMY
6. IC-43667P LIEUTENANT GENERAL KARANBIR SINGH BRAR, THE ARMOURED CORPS ARMY
7. IC-43771H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUBRAMANIAN MOHAN, SM, VSM, THE ARMY AIR DEFENCE ARMY
8. IC-44044X LIEUTENANT GENERAL DHIRAJ SETH, THE ARMOURED CORPS ARMY
9. REAR ADMIRAL (NOW VICE ADMIRAL) TARUN SOBTI, VSM (03350-N) NAVY
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REAR ADMIRAL (NOW VICE ADMIRAL) AJAY KOCHHAR, NM (03326-H) NAVY
11. AIR MARSHAL AVINASH GOPAL KSHIRSAGAR, VSM (17277) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) AIR FORCE
12. AIR MARSHAL ALOK SINGH, VSM (17622) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) AIR FORCE
13. AIR MARSHAL RAVI GOPAL KRISHNA KAPOOR, VM (18253) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
14. AIR MARSHAL NARMDESHWAR TIWARI, VM (18270) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
15. AIR VICE MARSHAL (NOW AIR MARSHAL) CHAKALAYIL RAJAPPA MOHAN, VSM (18517) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS) AIR FORCE
16. IC-44038K MAJOR GENERAL HARIHARAN DHARMARAJAN, SM**, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARMY
17. IC-44095L MAJOR GENERAL ANIL KUMAR KASHID, VSM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY ARMY
18. IC-44546A MAJOR GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SENGAR, THE INFANTRY ARMY
19. IC-48067W MAJOR GENERAL RASHIM BALI, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY ARMY
20. IC-48389W MAJOR GENERAL HARJEET SINGH SAHI, YSM, SM, THE INFANTRY ARMY
21. IC-42313A MAJOR GENERAL NUDURUPATI DURGA PRASAD, VSM, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY (RETIRED) ARMY
22. REAR ADMIRAL GK HARISH, VSM (41159-T) NAVY
23. REAR ADMIRAL B SIVAKUMAR, VSM (50992-R) NAVY
24. GO-002130F, CHIEF ENGINEER (CIVIL), SHRI VIMAL GOSWAMI, HQ CE PROJECT UDAYAK BRO
SHAURYA CHAKRA
1. SS-45282W MAJOR RAVI KUMAR CHAUDHARY, THE GRENADIERS, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES ARMY
2. IC-72371Y MAJOR ARUN KUMAR PANDEY, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES ARMY
3.
  1. SEPOY NEERAJ AHLAWAT, THE JAT REGIMENT, 34TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
ARMY
4.
  1. RIFLEMAN MUKESH KUMAR, THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES 9TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
ARMY
5. GROUP CAPTAIN PERMINDER ANTIL (26686) FLYING (PILOT) AIR FORCE
6.
  1. CAPTAIN (NOW MAJOR) VIKAS KHATRI, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY 16TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
ARMY
7. G/5008754Y RIFLEMAN RAKESH SHARMA, 5 ASSAM RIFLES ARMY

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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