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6 Army Personnel Awarded The Shaurya Chakra

On the eve of the 73rd Republic Day, as many as six personnel of the Indian Army were awarded the Shaurya Chakra, the third-highest peacetime gallantry award in the country, in recognition of their distinguished service. Of them, five were awarded posthumously, according to officials at the ministry of defence familiar with the development.

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Naib Subedar Sreejith M of 17 Madras awarded the Shaurya Chakra (Posthumously) for killing a terrorist in an operation in July 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir while carrying out search operations.

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Havildar Anil Kumar Tomar of the Rajput Regiment awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumous) for killing two terrorists while leading a Combat Action Team in Jammu and Kashmir in December 2020.

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Havildar Kashiray Bammanalli of Corps of Engineers awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist in an operation around an orchard in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir. The Havildar also saved the lives of his team members during the operation

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Havildar Pinku Kumar of Jat Regiment awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist while blocking their escape route during an operation. He seriously injured another terrorist before laying down his life.

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Sepoy Maruprolu Jaswanth Kumar Reddy awarded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for killing a terrorist in a face-to-face gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir. He also saved the life of his team Commander during the operation.

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Rifleman Rakesh Sharma of 5 Assam Rifles awarded the Shaurya Chakra for killing two insurgents in an operation in Assam in July 2021.

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