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Kirti Chakra for Gorkha Rifles jawan, Shaurya Chakra for seven Armymen

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the award of one Kirti Chakra and seven Shaurya Chakra to Army jawans and officers. These will be conferred at the Republic Day parade at Rajpath tomorrow. The
India TV News Desk January 25, 2014 14:19 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the award of one Kirti Chakra and seven Shaurya Chakra to Army jawans and officers. These will be conferred at the Republic Day parade at Rajpath tomorrow.

The prestigious Kirti Chakra award will be given to Naib Subedar Bhupal Singh Chhantel Magar of 5/5 Gorkha Rifles.

Seven Army officers and jawans will get Shaurya Chakra awards, out of which two will be given posthumously.

They are: Lt Col Bikramjit Singh of 16th Light Cavalry, (pothumous),  Sepoy Ran Bahadur Gurung of 5/5 Gorkha Rifles (posthumous), Major Mandeep Singh Ghumman of 1 Assam Rifles, Major Gaurav Thakur of 24 Rashtriya Rifles (Bihar Regiment), Captain Sandeep Bhartiya of 17 Jat Regiment, Captain Mahavir Singh of 9 Paracommands (SF), and Sepoy Lallawmzuala of 18 Rashtriya Rifles (Rajputana Rifles).