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Sunday, August 15, 1999

Param Vir Chakra for Kargil heroes

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE  
NEW DELHI, AUG 14: The Government, on the eve of Independence Day, announced the Param Vir Chakra (PVC) -- the highest gallantry award in the country -- to be given to four soldiers for their exemplary bravery in Operation Vijay.The recipients of the PVC are Captain Vikram Batra, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (JAK Rif), Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Garhwal Rifles (GR), Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers (all posthumous) and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rif.

The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) was announced for Major Vivek Gupta, 2 Raj Rif, Maj Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Mechanised Infantry, 18 GDRS, Maj Padmapani Acharya, 2 Raj Rif, Capt Anuj Nayyar, 17 Jat, Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, Army Service Corp (ASC), 2 Raj Rif, Lt Keishing Clifford Nongrum, 12 JaK Li (all posthumous), Major Sonam Wangchuk, Ladakh Scouts, Lt Balwan Singh, 18 Gdrs and Naik Digendra Kumar, 2 Raj Rif.

The Vir Chakra was announced for Col Umesh Singh Bawa, Col Lalit Rai, Col M B Ravindranath (posthumous), Lt Col Yogesh Kumar Joshi, Maj SVijay Bhaskar, Maj Deepak Rampal, Maj Vikas Vohra, Maj Amrinder Singh Kasana, Maj Rajesh Sah, Maj Mohit Saxena, Maj M Saravanan (posthumous), Capt Shyamal Sinha, Capt Amol Kalia (posthumous), Capt Sachin Annarao Nimbalkar, Capt Sanjeev Singh, Capt Haneefuddin (posthumous), Capt Sumeet Roy (posthumous), Capt Vijyant Thapar (posthumous), Capt Maridhyodan Veetil Sooraj, Capt Jintu Gogoi, (posthumous), Capt R J Prem Raj (posthumous), Sub Chhering Stobdan, Sub Bahadur Singh (posthumous), Sub Lobzang Chhotak (posthumous), Sub Randhir Singh (posthumous), Sub Bhawar Lal (posthumous), Sub Raghunath Singh, Naib Sub Mangej Singh (posthumous), Naib Sub Karnail Singh (posthumous), CHM Yashvir Singh (posthumous), Hav Udham Singh (posthumous) Hav Madan Lal (posthumous), Hav Sultan Singh Narwaria (posthumous), Hav Kumar Singh (posthumous), Hav Sis Ram Gill (posthumous), Hav Joginder Singh, Hav Tsewang Rigzin (posthumous), L/Hav Ram Kumar (posthumous), Nk Kashmir Singh (posthumous), Nk Ganesh Prasad Yadav (posthumous), Nk DevParkash, L/Nk GH Mohd Khan (posthumous), L/Nk Khushiman Gurung, Sep Satpal Singh, Sep Tsering Dorjay, Sep K Ashuli (posthumous), Rfn Jai Ram Singh, Rfn Anusuya Prasad (posthumous), Rfn Kuldeep Singh (posthumous), Rfn Shyam Singh (posthumous), Rfn Mehar Singh, Gnr Sajeev Gopala Pillai (posthumous), Wg Cdr Anil Kumar Sinha, Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja (posthumous).

Air Marshal Vinod Patney has posthumously been awarded the Sarvottam Yuddh Seva medal. The recipients of Uttam Yuddh Seva medal Lt Gen Krishan Pal, Maj Gen Mohinder Puri, Brig Prakash Chand Katoch, Brig Amar Nath Aul, AVM Satinder Singh Dhillon, AVM Jagnandan Kumar Pathania and AVM Narayan Menon.Yudh Seva medal was announced for Brig Lakhwinder Singh, Brig Ramesh Kumar Kakar, Gp Capt Mathews Kurrhikombil Joseph, Gp Capt Arvind Ramachandra Oak, Wg Cdr Sunder Raman Neelakantan, Wg Cdr Birender Singh Dhanoa, Wg Cdr Sandip Sud and Wg Cdr Sandeep Chhabra. Col Samir Kumar Chakravorty will get the Bar To Sena Medal for Gallantry. Meanwhile Sena medal has beenannounced for Col Devendra Singh Yadav, Col Prabhat Ranjan, Lt Col Girish Kumar Mediratta, Maj Suresh Kumar Joshi, Maj Ambrose Xavier Amalaraj, Maj Ravindra Singh, Maj Gurjeet Singh, Maj Gurpreet Singh, Maj Amitabh Roy, Maj Navdeep Singh Cheema, Maj Ajay Singh Jasrotia (posthumous), Maj Joy Dasgupta, Capt Harbir Singh, Capt Ganesh Bhat, Capt Kamath Prashant Narayan, Capt Mridul Kumar Singh, Capt P V Vikram (posthumous), Capt Naveen Anaberu Nagappa, Capt Saju Cherian, Capt Amit Sharma, Capt Somnath Basu, Lt Sanjay Barshilia, Lt Praveen Tomar, Lt Rakesh Kumar Sehrawat, Lt Kanad Bhattacharya (posthumous), Sub A Heni Mao, Sub Sumer Singh Rathore (posthumous), Sub Joginder Singh (posthumous), Sub Surender Singh, Sub Romesh Chand, Nb Sub Chanda Jat, Nb Sub Sunayak Singh, 2 Nb Sub Tundup Dorje, Hav Shri Bhagwan, Hav Ranbir Singh, Hav Sarman Singh Senga (posthumous), Hav Hari Om (posthumous), Hav Ghulam Qadir, Hav Tam Bahadur Chhetri (posthumous), L/Hav Ramesh Chandra, Nk Nirmal Singh Yadav, Nk Samunder Singh(posthumous), Nk Ravi Karan Singh (posthumous), Nk Karanbir, Nk Balwan Singh (posthumous), Nk Bahadur Singh (posthumous), Nk Ranjit Singh (posthumous), Rfn Ajay Pathania, Rfn Sunil Kumar, Rfn Kewal Kumar, Gdr Munish Kumar (posthumous), Gdr Kalyan Singh, Gdr Pravin Kumar (posthumous), Gdr Raj Kumar (posthumous), Gdr Udhyman Singh (posthumous), Gdr Dalip Singh, Gnr Jagadish Prasad Gupta, Spr M Jayavelu (posthumous), Sigmn Vinod Kumar (posthumous), Coy Ldr Chhombe, Asst Ldr Tashi, Gp Capt Satish Pal Singh, Wg Cdr Raghunath Nambiar, Sqn Ldr Rajiv Pundir (posthumous), Sqn Ldr Mohan Rao, Sqn Ldr Vishwas Gaur, Sqn Ldr Vanjay Bhatnagar, Sqn Ldr Gurcharan Singh Bedi, Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Patnaik, Sqn Ldr Ajai Prakash Srivastava, Sqn Ldr Alok Choudhry, Sqn Ldr Narender Singh Verma, Sqn Ldr Amanjit Singh Heer, Sqn Ldr Nitish Kumar, Sqn Ldr Harendra Pal Singh, Flt Lt Shreepad Tokekar, Flt Lt Rajesh Walia, Flt Lt Ashish Gupta, Flt Lt Subramaniam Muhilan (posthumous), Flt Lt Gaurav Chibber (posthumous), Flt LtKambampatti Nachiketa, Fg Offr Rajpal Singh Dhaliwal, WO Krishan Singh Dhillon, Sgt Pasad Pilla Venkata Narayan Ravi (posthumous), Sgt Sahu Raj Kishore (posthumous).

Copyright © 1999 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.


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