President confers gallantry and distinguished service awards
Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister A. K. Anthony at the Defence Investiture Ceremony - I, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President confers gallantry and distinguished service awards

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred gallantry and distinguished service awards to personnel of the armed forces for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan here today

The awards included six Kirti Chakras, including two posthumous, 17 Shaurya Chakras, three of them posthumous.

Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister A. K. Anthony at the Defence Investiture Ceremony - I, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister A. K. Anthony at the Defence Investiture Ceremony - I, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President also conferred nine Param Vishisht Seva Medals, one Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 15 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order.

The following is the list of awardees:

GALLANTRY AWARDS

KIRTI CHAKRA

Brig Ravi Datt Mehta (Posthumous), Lt Col Saurabh Singh Shekhawat, Major Sushil Kumar Singh, Major Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Capt Sunil Kumar Choudhary (Posthumous) and Hav Rale Santosh Tanaji.

SHAURYA CHAKRA

Maj Rajesh Singh, Maj Sunder Bisht, Maj Chirag Singh Barak, Maj Raman Yadav, Maj Aditya Kumar Devrani, Maj Vijayant Chauhan, Capt Amit Bhardwaj, Capt Kuldeep Raj, . Capt Rahul Singh, Sub Dhian Singh (Posthumous), Nb Sub Ramesh Chander, Hav Tribhuwan Singh, L/Hav Aziz Mohd (Posthumous), Nk Sukhvir, Sep Sanny Tomar, Rfn Sagongdymei Bishong Thangal and Swr Yadav Arbeshankar Rajdhari (Posthumous)

PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

Lt Gen Issac John Koshy, Lt Gen Prabodh Chandra Bhardwaj. Lt Gen Amar Nath Aul, Lt Gen Digambar Singh Bartwal, Lt Gen Avadhesh Prakash, Lt Gen Jayakrishnan Jayaram, Lt Gen (Retd) Rajender Singh, Lt Gen (Retd) Baldev Singh Pawar and Lt Gen (Retd) Rama Ranjan Goswami.

BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

Lt Gen Baljit Singh Jaswal

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

Lt Gen Anil Kumar Lamba, Lt Gen Raj Kumar Karwal, Lt Gen Partha Mohapatra, Lt Gen Ram Pratap, Lt Gen (Retd) Yatindra Singh Panwar, Maj Gen Praveen Chandra Kharbanda, Maj Gen Jagbir Singh Kundu, Maj Gen Jatinder Singh, Maj Gen Palvinder Singh Bhalla, Maj Gen Rajiv Kumar Kalra, Maj Gen Ashok Kumar Choudhary, Maj Gen Vinod Kumar Tiwari, Maj Gen Subrahmanyam Sunder, Maj Gen Charanjit Singh and(Retd) Maj Gen Sankarapilla Sarachandran Nair.

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