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Tuesday, January 26, 1999
Gallantry awards for 333
armed forces personnel
NEW DELHI, Jan 25 President K.R. Narayanan has awarded 333 armed forces personnel, including two from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Border Roads Development Board (BRDB), for gallantry and distinguished service on the 50th Republic Day.
The list of decorations and awards include 16 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, three Kirti Chakra, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 22 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, one Vir Chakra, 29 Shaurya Chakra, 7 Yudh Seva Medal, 127 Sena Medal, 13 Nav Sena Medal, 15 Vayu Sena Medal and 98 Vishisht Seva Medal.
|Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Lt-Gen Russell Jacob Mordecai, Engineers, Lt-Gen S.R. Ranganathan Aiyengar, Signals, Lt-Gen Har Ranjit Singh Kalkat, Infantry, Lt-Gen Nirmal Chander Vij, Infantry, Lt-Gen Rastum Kaikhushru Nanavatty, Infantry, Lt-Gen Pankaj Shivram Joshi, Mechanised Infantry, Lt-Gen Krishan Pal, Infantry.
Vice-Admiral P. Johnson Jacob, Vice-Admiral Vinod Pasricha, Vice- Admiral A. Sundara Rajan Krishnan.
Air Marshal Jagbir Singh Rai, Flying (Pilot), Air Marshal Darshan Singh Basra, Flying (Pilot), Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Verma, Flying (Pilot), Air Marshal Dinesh Chandra Dhyani, Administration, Air Marshal Velayudhan Girish Kumar, Flying (Pilot), Air Marshal Shanti Swaroop Gupta, Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical).
Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal:
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal:
Air Vice-Marshal Manek Bomanshaw Madon, Flying (Pilot), Air Vice-Marshal Dinesh Chandra Nigam, Aeronautical, Engineering (Electronics), Air Vice-Marshal Satinder Singh Dhillon, Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), Air Vice- Marshal Gulshan Kumar Kwatra, M-in-D Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), Air Vice-Marshal Jagnandon Kumar Pathania, M-in-D Administration, Air Vice-Marshal Vanacharla Anjaneyulu, Accounts, Air Cdr Harprakash Singh Sidhu, Flying (Pilot), Air Cdr Sudhir Sah, M-in-D, Flying (Pilot), Air Cdr Basudev Banerjee, Flying (Pilot), Air Cdr Gurnam Singh Chaudhary, Flying (Pilot), Air Commodore Shiv Kumar Bhan, Flying (Pilot), and Air Cdr Murli Sundaram, Flying (Pilot).
The lone recipient of Vir Chakra is Capt Suman Dasgupta, 15 Assam Regiment (posthumous).
Capt Sukhvinder Singh Dhaliwal, 5/5 Gorkha Rifles (FF), Capt Tarun Kumar, Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous).
Asstt Commandant Ashok Kumar Rana, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (posthumous), Asst Comdt Vazir Singh, Assam Rifles.
Subedar Shiv Singh, 7 Garhwal Rifles (posthumous), Havildar Gurmit Singh, 2 Sikh, Havildar Jagmohan Singh 9 Para (SF), Naik Urba Datt, 3 Kumaon (posthumous), Naik Ram Singh, Pioneers (posthumous), Lance Naik Ram Singh, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Lance Naik Jaibir Singh, 15 Grenadiers (posthumous), Lance Naik Narinder Singh, 22 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) Sepoy S. Alphonse, 2 Madras (posthumous), Rifleman Amar Bahadur Gurung, 5/5 Gorkha Rifles, Rifleman Ashok Kumar Jena, 12 Assam Rifles, Paratrooper Lal Bahadur Tamang, 9 Para (SF), Sepoy Sukhbir Singh, General Duties (posthumous), W. Mechanical Transport driver Jabar Singh (posthumous), Pioneer Chunnu Tudu (posthumous), Nihal Chand Bishnoi, Bikaner (posthumous), Biraj Dey, Calcutta (posthumous).
Yudh Seva Medal:
Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry):
Sena Medal (Gallantry):
Capt Vijender Singh Dahiya, 28 Assam Rifles, Capt Vivek Dileep Kane, 14 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Rohit Kushwaha, Artillery, Capt Kulpreet Singh Marwah, Army Aviation, Capt Rakesh Singh Jasrotia, Artillery, Capt Nawab Ali Hisamuddin Khan, Artillery, Capt Narendra Kumar, 27 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Sanjeev Kumar Salwan, 31 Rashtriya Rifles, Lt Anupam Gautam, 17 Raj Rif, Lt Siddharth Malik, 16 Rajput, Lt Manjit Singh Bhau, 3 Kumaon, Lt Rajput Surendra Singh, Dogra Regiment Lt Vikas Singh, 1 Para (SF), Hon Lt Jang Bahadur Gurung, 2/8 Gorkha Rifles, Subedar Kiran Singh Shekhawat, 9 RR, Subedar Suresh Babu Viswambharan, 25 RR, Naib Subedar Joginer Singh, 14 Sikh Light Infantry, Naib Subedar Maruti Narayan Balkar, 7 Maratha Light Infantry, Naib Subedar Gyan Singh, 9 Para (SF). Havildar Flail Singh, 18 Dogra, Havildar Bhagwat Singh, 3 Kumaon, Havildar Charan Singh, 13 Punjab, Havildar Yogya Raj Limbu, 9 Para (SF), Havildar Virender Singh, 9 Para (SF), Havildar Nardev Singh, 9 Para (SF), Havildar Sukhdev Raj, 9 Para (SF), Havildar Anand Singh, 9 Para (SF), Lance Havildar A.T. Bopaiah, 11 Madras, Naik Samsher Singh, 7 Garhwal Rifles, Naik Dev Raj Chand, 9 Para (SF), Naik Bhupinder Singh, 9 Para (SF), Naik Umesh Kumar Kanwar, Artillery (posthumous), Naik Surendra Singh Negi, 10 Garhwal Rifles.
Lance Naik Kamal Singh, 7 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Lance Naik Bharat Pal, 34 Rashtriya Rifles, Lance Naik Ram Mehar, 5/1 Gorkha Rifles, Lance Naik Raj Vir, 7 Rashtriya Rifles, Lance Naik Amar Singh, 7 Rashtriya Rifles, Lance Naik Prahlad Singh Gurjar, 6 Para (posthumous), Lance Naik Darshan Singh, 13 Punjab, Lance Naik Obi Lal Rawat, 2/8 Gorkha Rifles, Lance Naik Rajendra Kumar, 28 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous).
Lance Naik Suresh Kumar, 5 Bihar, Sepoy Bharat Laxman Bagade, 30 RR, Sepoy Karamjit Singh, 14 Sikh Light Infantry (posthumous), Sepoy Sakinder Singh, 7 RR (posthumous), Sepoy Surjeet Singh, 7 RR (posthumous), Sepoy C. Mechanda Ganapathy, 25 RR, Sepoy Ravi Singh, 31 RR, Rifleman Anil Kumar, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Rifleman Durlav Singh, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Rifleman Aita Bahadur Gurung, 12 Assam Rifles, Rifleman Joginder Singh, 6 Assam Rifles, Rifleman Jagmohan Singh, 14 RR, Rifleman Vikram Singh, 18 Garhwal Rifles (posthumous), Rifleman Nandan Singh, 7 Garhwal Rifles, Rifleman Sabindra Gurung, 2/8 Gorkha Rifles (posthumous), Gunner Vadhiya Kishor Parbat, AD Artillery, (posthumous), Gunner Baldev Raj, Artillery (posthumous), Signalman Savant Ashok Malhari, 4 RR (posthumous), Trainee Tenzin Tsering, 3 Vikas (posthumous)
Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry):
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry):
Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty):
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to
Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal:
Col Girendra Singh, Grenadiers, Col Umang Kapoor, DRDO, Col Padam Budhwar, 5 Gorkha Rifles, Col Gopal Tippani Kaushik, Engineers, Col B.B. Sharma, DRDO, Col George Mathai, Gorkha Rifles, Col Raj Kapoor Kaushal, Dogra, Col Uday Pratap Singh, Bihar Regiment, Col Ravinder Singh Gujral, Artillery.
Col Prithvi Pal Singh Pahwa, Artillery, Col Charan Jit Pal, Engineers, Col Kalyan Kumar Roy Chaudhury, Mahar, Col Amar Dev Kaushal, Engineers, Col Jaspaul Singh, Intelligence Corps, Col Surinder Kumar Malik, Grenadiers, Col Satish Chander Singh Pathania, 9 Gorkha Rifles, Col Bordoloi Kumar, Madras, Col Rajiv Bhatnagar, 18 Assam Rifles, Col Rajinder Singh Pahwa, 23 Assam Rifles, Col Indra Jeet Narayan, 7/11 Gorkha Rifles, Col Sudhir Uppal, Kumaon, Col Jagdish Singh, Kumaon, Col Arjun Singh, 15 Garhwal Rifles, Col Anji Prasad Bandi, 5 Bihar, Col Kapil Dev, 5 Dogra, Lt-Col Ravindra Vasantrao Thodge I Gorkha Rifles, Lt-Col S. Sidharan Padingaryil, Guards, Lt-Col Devinder Paul Vats, Army Medical Corps, Major Gautam Narayan, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Cdr (Local Radm) Sachidananda Mahapatra, Cdr Vimal Kumar, Cdr Vijay Swarup Mathur, Cdr Keelvani Chinna Ammasai Mudali Ponnaiyan. Cdr Rangarajan Subbaiah, Cdr Harisimran Singh Malhi, Cdr Sanjay Gupta, Capt Parshotam Lal Masson, Surgeon Commander Arjuna Chetty Praveen Kumar, Commander John Philipose, Commander Anand Umesh Hoskote, Commander Meka Venkata Seshu Kumar, Commander Sheikh Mastan, Lt-Commander Vijay Kumar Raval, Niranjan Singh, MCERA, Mynuddin Syed, MCERA, Air Cdr Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu Flying (Pilot), Air Cdr Surjit Krishan Sharma, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Group Capt Parimal Banerjee Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Group Capt P.K. Kuruvilla, Aeronautical Engineering Electronics.
Group Capt Rajinder Kumar Mohan, Logistics, Group Capt Rakesh Yadav Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), Group Capt Krishnamurthi Rajaram, Flying Pilot, Group Capt Thumpe Parampil Dominic Mathew, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Group Capt Jyoti Narayan Burma, Administration, Group Capt Ashok Kumar, Administration, Group Capt Madhusudan Banerjee, Flying Pilot, Group Capt C. Narasingarao Ranganath, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Group Capt Jagannath Rampal, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Group Capt Joseph Neri, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Wing Cdr Praveen Kumar Naithani, Administration, Wing Cdr Vipin Kumar Gupta, Medical, Wing Cdr Ved Mitra Upadhayay, Logistics, Wing Cdr Tarun Bhattacharya, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Wing Cdr Parthasarathi Roy, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Wing Cdr Arup Kumar Basu, Medical, Wing Cdr Srikrishna Flying Pilot, Wing Cdr Ashwani Bhakoo, Flying Pilot,Wing Cdr Sukhchain Singh, Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), Sq Ldr Manavendra Singh, Flying Pilot, Sq Ldr Majoj Kumar Dixit, Administration, Sq Ldr Arvinder Singh Grover, Administration, Warrant Officer Gaya Prasad, Weapon Fitter and Junior Warrant Officer Dulal Chand Adhikari, Workshop fitter (B).
Meanwhile, 33 BSF personnel have been awarded the Presidents Police Medal which include five police medals for distinguished service and 28 police medals for meritorious service.
The awardees for Police
Medal for Distinguished Service are Mr V.C. Goel,
Inspector-Gen, Mr K.S. Walia, DIG, Mr K.K. Bhardwaj, Dy
Director (Pers), Mr A.K. Sethi, DIG, and Mr P.
Venkatswamy, Asst Director.
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