President approves Gallantry Awards for 80 Armed Forces personnel, including 12 posthumously


Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024
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President Droupadi Murmu has approved Gallantry awards to 80 Armed Forces personnel, including 12 posthumous. These include six Kirti Chakras, including three posthumous, 16 Shaurya Chakras, including two posthumous, 53 Sena Medals, including seven posthumous, one Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) and four Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).


The President also approved 311 defense decorations for Armed Forces and other personnel. These include 31 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, two Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 59 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 10 Yudh Seva Medals, and 130 Vishisht Seva Medals, among others.

President Murmu has approved 84 Mentioned-in-Despatches to the Armed Forces personnel, including 10 posthumous. These include 68 from the Army – 34 for Operation Rakshak, 16 for Operation Snow Leopard, seven for Operation Meghdoot, three for Operation Sahayta, two for Operation Sidhra, three for Operation CAS Evacuation, and three for Misc Operation. It also includes 16 from the Indian Air Force – 15 for Operation Kaveri, and one for Misc Operation.

President has also approved the President’s Tatrakshak Medal and Tatrakshak Medal to six Indian Coast Guard personnel.








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