December 4, 2022

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

New Delhi, President 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.

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 (PVSM), four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals (UYSM) and 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals (AVSM) for distinguished service of exceptional order. Following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:

S NoRANK AND NAMEService
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 ENGINEERSARMY
2.IC-41067N LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAI SINGH NAIN, AVSM, SM, THE INFANTRYARMY
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 INFANTRYARMY
7.IC-43842Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANIK KUMAR DAS, SENA MEDAL**, VSM , THE INFANTRYARMY
8.DR-10339F LIEUTENANT GENERAL NANDA KISHORE SAHOO, VSM, THE ARMY DENTAL CORPSARMY
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 CORPSARMY
2.IC-43295P LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVIN KHOSLA, AVSM, SM, VSM, 5 GORKHA RIFLES, HEADQUARTERS 4 CORPSARMY
3.IC-43370N LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHNSON P MATHEW, AVSM, VSM, THE PUNJAB REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 3 CORPSARMY
4.IC-43444X LIEUTENANT GENERAL P GOPALAKRISHNA MENON, AVSM, THE SIKH REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 14 CORPSARMY
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 CORPSARMY
3.IC-41121W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJ KUMAR SHARMA, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERYARMY
4.IC-41131A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM PRASHAD MALHOTRA, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERSARMY
5.IC-42336F LIEUTENANT GENERAL AJAI KUMAR SINGH, YSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRYARMY
6.IC-43667P LIEUTENANT GENERAL KARANBIR SINGH BRAR, THE ARMOURED CORPSARMY
7.IC-43771H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUBRAMANIAN MOHAN, SM, VSM, THE ARMY AIR DEFENCEARMY
8.IC-44044X LIEUTENANT GENERAL DHIRAJ SETH, THE ARMOURED CORPSARMY
9.REAR ADMIRAL (NOW VICE ADMIRAL) TARUN SOBTI, VSM (03350-N)NAVY
10. 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 ENGINEERSARMY
17.IC-44095L MAJOR GENERAL ANIL KUMAR KASHID, VSM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERYARMY
18.IC-44546A MAJOR GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SENGAR, THE INFANTRYARMY
19.IC-48067W MAJOR GENERAL RASHIM BALI, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRYARMY
20.IC-48389W MAJOR GENERAL HARJEET SINGH SAHI, YSM, SM, THE INFANTRYARMY
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 UDAYAKBRO
SHAURYA CHAKRA
1.SS-45282W MAJOR RAVI KUMAR CHAUDHARY, THE GRENADIERS, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
2.IC-72371Y MAJOR ARUN KUMAR PANDEY, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
3.SEPOY NEERAJ AHLAWAT, THE JAT REGIMENT, 34TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
4.RIFLEMAN MUKESH KUMAR, THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES 9TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
5.GROUP CAPTAIN PERMINDER ANTIL (26686) FLYING (PILOT)AIR FORCE
6.CAPTAIN (NOW MAJOR) VIKAS KHATRI, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY 16TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLESARMY
7.G/5008754Y RIFLEMAN RAKESH SHARMA, 5 ASSAM RIFLESARMY

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