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Gallantry Awards 2020 (List 3)

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred one Maha Vir Chakra (posthumous), one Kirti Chakra (posthumous), five Vir Chakras, including four posthumous and six Shaurya Chakras, including one posthumous, to the personnel of Armed Forces and Indian Coast Guard during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-3) at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in the morning of November 23, 2021.

The Gallantry awards were given to the personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage, and extreme devotion to duty.

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The President also conferred 14 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, and 23 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals for distinguished service of an exceptional order. Following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:

S NoRANK AND NAME
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
1IC-64405M COLONEL BIKUMALLA SANTOSH BABU,16TH BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
 KIRTI CHAKRA
1JC-413798Y SUBEDAR SANJIV KUMAR, 4TH BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES) (POSTHUMOUS)
 VIR CHAKRA
1JC-561645F NAIB SUBEDAR LATE NUDURAM SOREN, 16TH BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
215139118Y HAVILDAR K PALANI, 81 FIELD REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
315439373K NAIK DEEPAK SINGH, THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, 16TH BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
42516683X SEPOY GURTEJ SINGH, 3RD BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS)
 SHAURYA CHAKRA
1IC-76429H MAJOR ANUJ SOOD, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS, 21ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
 PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
1IC-40685M LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJ SHUKLA, YSM, SM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
2VICE ADMIRAL R HARI KUMAR, AVSM, VSM (02540-Y)
3AIR MARSHAL (Now AIR CHIEF MARSHAL) VIVEK RAM CHAUDHARI, AVSM, VM (16978) FLYING (PILOT)
4AIR MARSHAL NAVKARANJIT SINGH DHILLON, AVSM, ADC (16580) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)
5AIR MARSHAL RAJESH KUMAR, AVSM, VM, ADC (16770), FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)
6IC–39130Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV CHOPRA, AVSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
7IC-39437K LIEUTENANT GENERAL SHASHANK TARAKANT UPASANI, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
8IC-39874K LIEUTENANT GENERAL TARANJIT SINGH, AVSM, VSM**, THE ARMOURED CORPS (RETIRED)
9IC-39929H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SARANJEET SINGH, UYSM, YSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
10IC-39996N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV SABHERWAL, AVSM, VSM, THE CORPS OF SIGNALS (RETIRED)
11IC-40022F LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR BHATT, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
12IC-40003W MAJOR GENERAL SANDEEPAN HANDA, THE ARMY AVIATION CORPS (RETIRED)
13DIRECTOR GENERAL SHRI KRISHNASWAMY NATARAJAN, PRESIDENT’S TATRAKSHAK MEDAL, TATRAKSHAK MEDAL (0091-E), INDIAN COAST GUARD
14GO-1968X, CE(CIVIL) (Now ADGBR), KP PURUSHOTHAMAN, VSM (RETIRED)
 UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL
1IC-41521H   LIEUTENANT GENERAL   HARSHA GUPTA, AVSM, YSM, VSM, THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY, HEADQUARTER 16 CORPS
2IC-41072Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV SIROHI, AVSM, VSM, THE INFANTRY, HEADQUARTER 3 CORPS
 ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
1IC-41083L LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMARDEEP SINGH BHINDER, VSM, THE ARMOURED CORPS
2AIR MARSHAL RICHARD JOHN DUCKWORTH, VSM (17136)  
FLYING (PILOT)
3IC-40534N LIEUTENANT GENERAL MILIND N BHURKE, VSM, THE CORPS OF SIGNALS
4IC–41025F LIEUTENANT GENERAL TIRTALA SUBRAMANIAN ANANTHA NARAYANAN, THE CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
5IC-41091K LIEUTENANT GENERAL SHASHANK SHEKHAR MISHRA, VSM, THE INFANTRY
6IC-41599N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA KUMAR SINGH KUSHWAHA, THE ORDNANCE CORPS
7IC-41672F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SHARMA, YSM, THE INFANTRY
8IC-42958H LIEUTENANT GENERAL S HARIMOHAN IYER, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
9IC-43710L LIEUTENANT GENERAL TARUN KUMAR AICH, THE INFANTRY
10IC-43725N LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANOJ KUMAR KATIYAR, THE INFANTRY
11IC-47020Y MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) DINESH SINGH RANA, YSM, SM, THE INFANTRY
12REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SWAMINATHAN RAJARAM, NM (41228-Z)
13REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SANJAY JASJIT SINGH, NM (03081-A)
14REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SURAJ BERRY, NM, VSM (03101-Y)
15REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SRINIVAS VENNAM, NM (03227-H)
16AIR MARSHAL VIBHAS PANDE, VSM (17647) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)
17AIR VICE MARSHAL (Now AIR MARSHAL) SURAJ KUMAR JHA (17445) FLYING (PILOT)
18AIR MARSHAL INDIRA PADMANABHAN VIPIN VM (16829) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)
19AIR MARSHAL THAZHATHUPULIKUNNEL DEVASIA JOSEPH, VM, VSM (16964) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)
20AIR MARSHAL MAHENDRA SINGH BUTOLA (30034) MEDICAL (RETIRED)
21IC 49496K BRIGADIER PREET PAL SINGH, VSM, 1 GORKHA RIFLES
22IC-40290L MAJOR GENERAL BIPIN BAKSHI, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS (RETIRED)
23IC-41470A MAJOR GENERAL VIRENDRA SINGH, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
 VIR CHAKRA
115143643M HAVILDAR TEJINDER SINGH, 3 MEDIUM REGIMENT
 SHAURYA CHAKRA
1IC-68482Y LIEUTENANT COLONEL KRISHAN SINGH RAWAT, SENA MEDAL, FIRST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
2IC-73334X MAJOR (now LIEUTENANT COLONEL) ANIL URS, 4TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY
3G/5022546P RIFLEMAN PRANAB JYOTI DAS, 6TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES
413631414L PARATROOPER SONAM TSHERING TAMANG, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
5WING COMMANDER VISHAK NAIR (28993) FLYING (PILOT)

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