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President confers gallantry, distinguished service awards
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
President confers gallantry, distinguished service awards

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday conferred 14 Shaurya Chakras - three of them posthumously - on armed forces and paramilitary personnel for conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and devotion to duty.

The Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan resonated with loud applause as the president gave away medals to soldiers and paramilitary personnel.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh. The gathering also included senior officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force, including Army chief Gen Bikram Singh and the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K Browne.

The president, who is supreme commander of the armed forces, also gave away 18 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, two Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, two Bars to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and 17 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals.


President confers gallantry, distinguished service awards


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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