President of India Presents Gallantry Awards For The Year 2020

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-I and Defence Investiture Ceremony-II held at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning (November 22, 2021). 

Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1)

President confers two Kirti Chakras; one Vir Chakra and 10 Shaurya Chakras, 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals also given

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred two Kirti Chakras, including one posthumous, one Vir Chakra and 10 Shaurya Chakras, including two posthumous, to the personnel of Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1) at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in the morning of November 22, 2021. The Gallantry awards were given to the personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

The President also conferred 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals for distinguished service of exceptional order. Following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:

S NoRANK AND NAME
KIRTI CHAKRA
116116742F SAPPER PRAKASH JADHAV, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, FIRST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
SHAURYA CHAKRA
1SS-44986N MAJOR VIBHUTI SHANKAR DHOUNDIYAL, THE CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, 55TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
2JC-492138A NAIB SUBEDAR SOMBIR, THE JAT REGIMENT, 34TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
1IC-40703K LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARPAL SINGH, AVSM, VSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
2VICE ADMIRAL ANIL KUMAR CHAWLA, AVSM, NM, VSM (02312-B)
3AIR MARSHAL RAJ KARAN SINGH SHERA, AVSM, VSM (16315), AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS) (RETIRED)
4AIR MARSHAL HARJIT SINGH ARORA, AVSM (16557) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED)
5IC-39070P LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANBIR SINGH, AVSM**, YSM, SM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
6IC–39073H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA, AVSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS (RETIRED)
7IC-39436F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATINDER KUMAR SAINI, AVSM, YSM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
8IC-39465W LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH BEDI, UYSM, YSM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
9IC-39492A LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL CHAUHAN, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
10IC-39871W LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANTOSH KUMAR UPADHYA, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
11IC-40293Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL ALOK SINGH KLER, VSM, THE ARMOURED CORPS (RETIRED)
12IC-41960N MAJOR GENERAL ASHWANI KUMAR CHANNAN, SM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED)
13AIR MARSHAL KULDEEP SHARMA, AVSM, VSM (16541), AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) (RETIRED)
KIRTI CHAKRA
1SHRI HARSHPAL SINGH, DEPUTY COMMANDANT, CRPF
UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL
1IC-40500A LIEUTENANT GENERAL YOGESH KUMAR JOSHI, AVSM, VRC, SM, THE INFANTRY
2IC-42389A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJU BAGGAVALLI SOMASHEKAR, AVSM, YSM, THE JAT REGIMENT, HEADQUARTER 15 CORPS
ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
1IC-42298W LIEUTENANT GENERAL UPENDRA DWIVEDI, THE INFANTRY
2AIR MARSHAL SHASHIKER CHOUDHARY, VSM, ADC (17645), AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)
3IC-39872Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KAPOOR, VSM, THE CORPS ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (RETIRED)
4IC-41456N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH KUMAR ANAND, SM, VSM, THE CORPS OF SIGNALS (RETIRED)
5IC-45009F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUKHDEEP SANGWAN, SM**, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
6IC-42796H MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) KC PANCHNATHAN, THE ENGINEERS CORPS
7IC-43354W MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) JYOTINDER SINGH SANDHU, THE ARMOURED CORPS
8IC-42771W MAJOR GENERAL SANJAY SINGH, SM**, VSM, THE INFANTRY
9REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SREEKUMAR NAIR, NM (50986-A)
10REAR ADMIRAL (Now VICE ADMIRAL) SWAMINATHAN KRISHNA, VSM (03221-W)
11REAR ADMIRAL PHILIPOSE G PYNUMOOTIL, NM (02973-F)
12REAR ADMIRAL SANJAY VATSAYAN, NM (03295-N)
13AIR VICE MARSHAL (Now AIR MARSHAL) DILIP KUMAR PATNAIK, VM (17464) FLYING (PILOT)
14AIR VICE MARSHAL (now AIR MARSHAL) GURCHARAN SINGH BEDI, VM, VSM (17448) FLYING (PILOT)
15IC-39966W MAJOR GENERAL VIRINDER SINGH RANDHAWA, VSM, THE CORPS ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (RETIRED)
16IC-40311W MAJOR GENERAL RAJESH CHOPRA, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY (RETIRED)
17IC-40679Y MAJOR GENERAL AMIT KUMAR SANYAL, VSM, THE ARMOURED CORPS (RETIRED)
18IC-40714W MAJOR GENERAL BASAVARAJ GURUSIDDAPPA GILGANCHI, THE CORPS OF SIGNALS (RETIRED)
19IC-40720K MAJOR GENERAL SANDEEP SHARMA, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED)
20IC-41463K MAJOR GENERAL PAWAN ANAND, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS (RETIRED)
21AIR MARSHAL RAJVIR SINGH, VSM (35801) MEDICAL (RETIRED)
22AIR VICE MARSHAL MANOJ KUMAR DIXIT, VSM (17205) ADMINISTRATION (RETIRED)
23GO-2116P ASHU SINGH RATHORE, CE(CIVIL)
24GO-1568L ANIL KUMAR, ADDL DGBR (RETIRED)
VIR CHAKRA
1WING COMMANDER (Now GROUP CAPTAIN)VARTHAMAN ABHINANDAN (27981) FLYING (PILOT)
SHAURYA CHAKRA
1IC-64585A LIEUTENANT COLONEL (now COLONEL) AJAY SINGH KUSHWAH, SENA MEDAL, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES, 3RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
2IC-79501Y CAPTAIN (now MAJOR) MAHESHKUMAR BHURE, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, 34TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
3IC-77536W MAJOR KONJENGBAM BIJENDRA SINGH, THE ARMY AIR DEFENCE, 23RD BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES
49103747M NAIK NARESH KUMAR, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY, 42ND BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
5IC-64162M LIEUTENANT COLONEL JYOTI LAMA, 11TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES, 37TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES
6JC-414282H NAIB SUBEDAR NARENDER SINGH, 9TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
73003914X HAVILDAR ALOK KUMAR DUBEY, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
8AMIT SINGH RANA, LME, 231243-B

Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-2)

President confers 13 Shaurya Chakras, including eight posthumous, 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 25 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals also given

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, conferred 13 Shaurya Chakras, including eight posthumous, to the personnel of Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces during Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-2) at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi in the evening of November 22, 2021. The Gallantry awards were given to the personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

The President also conferred 13 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 25 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals for distinguished service of exceptional order. Following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:

S NoRANK AND NAME 
SHAURYA CHAKRA
119000555M LANCE NAIK SANDEEP SINGH, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES) (POSTHUMOUS) 
22498034F SEPOY BRAJESH KUMAR, THE PUNJAB REGIMENT, 22ND BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS) 
32706918P SEPOY HARI SINGH, THE GRENADIERS, 55TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS) 
4SHRI IMRAN HUSSAIN TAK, SUB INSPECTOR, J&K POLICE (POSTHUMOUS) 
5SHRI ASHIQ HUSSAIN MALIK, SPECIAL POLICE OFFICIAL JAMMU & KASHMIR (POSTHUMOUS) 
6SHRI KAMAL KISHORE (POSTHUMOUS) 
7SHRI AMAN KUMAR, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (POSTHUMOUS) 
8SHRI CHALLAPILLA NARASIMHA RAO (POSTHUMOUS) 
 PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL 
1IC-37882K LIEUTENANT GENERAL DALIP SINGH, VSM, THE ARMY ORDINANCE CORPS (RETIRED) 
2IC–39380A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PODALI SHANKAR RAJESHWAR, AVSM, VSM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED) 
3IC-39522M  LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAIVEER SINGH NEGI, AVSM, YSM, VSM**, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
4IC-40235P LIEUTENANT GENERAL GOPAL R, UYSM, AVSM, SM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
5IC-40360Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL ASIT BHAILAL MISTRY, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
6IC-40382X LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARVIND DUTTA, AVSM, VSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
7IC-40302P LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVENDRA PAL SINGH, AVSM, VSM, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
8VICE ADMIRAL G ASHOK KUMAR, AVSM, VSM (02470-N) (RETIRED) 
9VICE ADMIRAL ATUL KUMAR JAIN, AVSM, VSM (02459-N) (RETIRED) 
10AIR MARSHAL SURENDRA KUMAR GHOTIA, VSM (16575) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED) 
11AIR MARSHAL RAJIV DAYAL MATHUR, AVSM, VSM (16772) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED) 
12IC-40471W MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) MUKESH KUMAR, SM, THE INFANTRY 
13AIR MARSHAL PRADEEP PADMAKAR BAPAT, VSM (17227) ADMINISTRATION/FIGHTER CONTROLLER (RETIRED) 
 UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL 
1IC-41860H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SHANTANU DAYAL, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE GARHWAL RIFLES, HEADQUARTER 4 CORPS 
2IC-42004X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANA PRATAP KALITA, AVSM, SM, VSM, THE KUMAON REGIMENT, HEADQUARTER 3 CORPS 
 ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL 
1VICE ADMIRAL KIRAN MANIKRAO DESHMUKH, VSM (41147-R) 
2AIR VICE MARSHAL BAVISETTI CHANDRA SEKHAR (17726) FLYING (PILOT) 
3IC-39868W LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUNIL SRIVASTAVA, VSM**, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED) 
4VICE ADMIRAL KALIDOSS SRINIVAS, NM, VSM (40999-B) (RETIRED) 
5IC-43245K MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) NS RAJA SUBRAMANI, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY 
6IC-43285L MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) DEVENDRA PRATAP PANDEY, VSM, THE INFANTRY 
7IC-43472K MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) PRADEEP CHANDRAN NAIR, YSM, THE INFANTRY 
8IC-44504N MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) GURBIRPAL SINGH, VSM, THE INFANTRY 
9IC-43686A MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) SANJIV RAI, SM, VSM, THE INFANTRY 
10IC-44498L MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) RAM CHANDER TIWARI, SM, THE INFANTRY 
11IC-43216P MAJOR GENERAL BHANU PRATAP SINGH, THE CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 
12IC-43330M MAJOR GENERAL JASBIR SINGH SANDHU, THE INFANTRY 
13IC-44036Y MAJOR GENERAL ATUL RAWAT, THE MECHANISED INFANTRY 
14AIR COMMODORE MAKARAND RANADE, VM (18586) FLYING (PILOT) 
15IC-43407K MAJOR GENERAL SURENDER PAVAMANI, SM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED) 
16IC-45211P MAJOR GENERAL RAJESH KUNDRA, SM, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS (RETIRED) 
17IC-45297Y MAJOR GENERAL SHAMMI RAJ, SM, THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED) 
18IC-45582X MAJOR GENERAL KALIKA PRASAD SINGH, YSM, THE INFANTRY (RETIRED) 
19MR-05005H MAJOR GENERAL SANJAY DARSHAN BEHERA, THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS (RETIRED) 
20MR-04921X MAJOR GENERAL (Now LIEUTENANT GENERAL) VIVEK SHARMA, THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS (RETIRED) 
21REAR ADMIRAL V MOHAN DOSS, VSM (50948-R) (RETIRED) 
22AIR VICE MARSHAL AMAR PRASAD BABU GUTTIKONDA, VM (17714) FLYING (PILOT) (RETIRED) 
23AIR VICE MARSHAL NIKHIL RAMESH CHITNIS, VSM (17826) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) (RETIRED) 
24AIR VICE MARSHAL SATTARU BHANOJI RAO, VSM (18243) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL) (RETIRED) 
25AIR VICE MARSHAL LAXMI NARAIN SHARMA (18338) EDUCATION (RETIRED) 
 SHAURYA CHAKRA 
14282386X SEPOY KARMDEO ORAON, 8TH BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT 
24101010K RIFLEMAN AJVEER SINGH CHAUHAN, 6TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES 
3CONSTABLE ZAKER HUSSAIN 
4SHRI SUBASH CHANDER, HEAD CONSTABLE, J&K POLICE 
5SHRI SABLE DNYANESHWAR SHRIRAM, CONSTABLE, 53 BN, CRPF 

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