List of Soldiers Honored With Independence Day Gallantry Awards 2018

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Independence Day Gallantry Awards 2018

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, the Indian president Ram Nath Kovind announced Independence Day Gallantry Awards for 131 soldiers who showed the exemplary bravery and courage on the warfare. On 15th August 2018, all the soldiers will be honored with the Gallantry Awards. In the complete list of 131 awardees, there is one Kirti Chakra, 20 Shaurya Chakras, three Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 93 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 11 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and three Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).

Below is the complete list of awardees.

KIRTI CHAKRA
S.NoRank and NameService
1.3007678Y SEP VRAHMA PAL SINGH, RAJPUT (POSTHUMOUS)Army
SHAURYA CHAKRA
1.IC-62648Y LT COL ARJUN SHARMA, JATArmy
2.IC-76179M MAJ PAWAN GAUTAM, ENGRSArmy
3.IC-76811Y MAJ ADITYA KUMAR, GARH RIFArmy
4.SS-43745F MAJ PAWAN KUMAR, JATArmy
5.IC-78575F CAPT KANINDER PAUL SINGH, RAJPUTArmy
6.SS-44853X CAPT VARMA JAYESH RAJESH, RAJPUTArmy
7.JC-414217H NB SUB ANIL KUMAR DHEIA, PARAArmy
8.JC-461439H NB SUB VIJAY KUMAR YADAV, MARATHA LIArmy
9.5757174A HAV KUL BAHADUR THAPA, PARA (SF )Army
10.9108390L HAV JAWEED AHMAD BHAT, SM, PARA (SF)Army
11.15220840X GNR RANJIT SINGH, ARTYArmy
12.9115892W RFN AURANGZAB, JAK LI (POSTHUMOUS)Army
13.G/5008469A RFN JAIPRAKASH ORAON, ASSAM RIF (POSTHUMOUS)Army
14.G/5016407P RFN RATHVA LILESH BHAI, ASSAM RIFArmy
15.CAPTAIN P RAJKUMAR(03228-K)Navy
BAR TO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)
1.SS-44990W CAPT RAKESH NAIR, SM, ARMDArmy
2.SS-45306P CAPT UMESH LAMBA, SM, PARA (SF)Army
3.12974389N NK NAZIR AHMED WANI, SM, JAK LIArmy
NAO SENA MEDAL(GALLANTRY)
1.LT CDR ANIL RAINA (05821-B)Navy
2.LT CDR VARTIKA JOSHI (43077-A)Navy
3.LT CDR KUNAL SAINI (06840-W)Navy
4.DEEPAK SAINI, POA(FD), NO 138915-TNavy
5.SUMIT RAJ, POA (FD), NO 212311-ANavy
6.VIJAY KUMAR VERMA, LA (FD), NO 219814-BNavy
7.LT CDR PRATIBHA JAMWAL (07109-F)Navy
8.LT PATARPALLI SWATHI (07234-R)Navy
9.LT S VIJAYA DEVI (70712-H)Navy
10.LT AISHWARYA BODAPATTI (43151-N)Navy
11.LT PAYAL GUPTA (70724-K)Navy
VAYU SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)
1.WING COMMANDER ABHISHEK SHARMA (26291-F) FLYING (PILOT)IAF
2.SQUADRON LEADER VERNON DESMOND KEANE (31215-A) FLYING PILOTIAF
3.902943-H SERGEANT SHASHIDHAR P PRASAD, INDIAN AIR FORCE (GARUD)IAF

Complete List of Sena Medal (Gallantry) Awardees:

  1. Lt Col Mahendra Pal Singh Bhadoria (Army)
  2. Lt Col Samar Raghav (Army)
  3. Lt Col Rakesh Tokas (Army)
  4. Maj Ranveer Singh (Army)
  5. Maj Jitendra Singh Mehta (Army)
  6. Maj James Jacob (Army)
  7. Maj Raman Gakhar (Army)
  8. Maj Avijit Singh (Army)
  9. Maj Vikram Sharma (Army)
  10. Maj Abhishek Sinha (Army)
  11. Maj Deepak Singh (Army)
  12. Maj Khadase Nandkishor Dipak (Army)
  13. Maj Kamal Kumar Chhetri (Army)
  14. Maj Aditya Sharma (Army)
  15. Major Hemant Dutta (Army)
  16. Major V Rahul Saxena (Army)
  17. Major Jaikant Singh (Army)
  18. Major Bhanu Rana (Army)
  19. Major Mayank Mishra (Army)
  20. Major Sumeet Bhardwaj (Army)
  21. Major Girish Sharma (Army)
  22. Major Ishan Dhiman (Army)
  23. Captain Sagar Prakash Pardeshi (Army)
  24. Captain Shashank Sharma (Army)
  25. Captain Krishnakumar K (Army)
  26. Captain Udit Mohan Raj (Army)
  27. Lieutenant Navin Kumar (Army)
  28. Subedar Karan Singh (Army)
  29. Naib Subedar Bipin Singh (Army)
  30. Havildar Ramvir Singh (Army)
  31. Havildar Shiv Kumar (Army)
  32. Havildar Ram Lal (Army)
  33. Havildar Sandeep Kumar (Army)
  34. Havildar Rakesh Kumar (Army)
  35. Acting Lance Dafadar Hans Raj (Army)
  36. Naik Satnam Singh (Army)
  37. Naik Jagjit Singh (Army)
  38. Naik Rakesh Kumar Chotia (Army) (Posthumous)
  39. Naik Sanjay Singh (Army)
  40. Naik Gulvir Singh (Army)
  41. Naik Jagatinder Singh (Army)
  42. Naik Bakshi Ram Singh (Army)
  43. Naik Mudasir Ahmad (Army) (Posthumous)
  44. Naik Zahir Abas (Army)
  45. Naik Nazir Ahmad Bhat (Army)
  46. Naik Surjeet Singh (Army)
  47. Naik Devi Singh (Army)
  48. Naik Dharam Pal (Army)
  49. Naik Kulwant Singh (Army)
  50. Naik Shreekant Kari (Army)
  51. Naik Jagira Ram (Army)
  52. Naik Lourdhu Raju Reddy Mosu (Army)
  53. Naik Krashan Singh Rajput (Army)
  54. Lance Naik Ajay Kumar (Army)
  55. Lance Naik Partap Singh (Army)
  56. Lance Naik Sanjay Yadav (Army)
  57. Lance Naik Javaid Ahmad Bhat (Army)
  58. Lance Naik Gopal Singh (Army)
  59. Lance Naik Dinesh Kumar (Army)
  60. Lance Naik Neelesh Singh (Army) (Posthumous)
  61. Lance Naik Kainato K Achumi (Army)
  62. Lance Naik Jatinder Singh (Army)
  63. Sepoy Bhusare Shivaji Gangadhar,(Army)
  64. Sepoy Ravi Bhusan Shahi(Army)
  65. Sepoy Vijay Singh Gurjar (Army)
  66. Sepoy Surendra Kumar (Army)
  67. Sepoy Dinesh Kumar (Army)
  68. Sepoy Bhanu Pratap Singh Tomar (Army)
  69. Sepoy Hariom Singh Pundir (Army)
  70. Sepoy Abdul Aziz Khan (Army)
  71. Sepoy Het Ram Godara (Posthumous) (Army)
  72. Sepoy Jeewan Kumar (Army)
  73. Sepoy Lalit Chand (Army)
  74. Sepoy Sachin Kumar (Army)
  75. Sepoy Mahesh Singh (Army)
  76. Sepoy Lal Babu Yadav (Army)
  77. Sepoy Sp Somi (Army)
  78. Sepoy Mukesh Singh (Army)
  79. Sepoy Bansode Jivan Uttam (Army)
  80. Sepoy Manjinder Singh (Posthumous) (Army)
  81. Rifleman Krishna Chandra Jakhmola (Army)
  82. Rifleman Sachin Kumar (Army)
  83. Paratrooper Manas Tung (Army)
  84. Gunner Ranjeet Kumar (Army)
  85. Gunner Arvinder Kumar (Posthumous) (Army)
  86. Sowar Rajesh Kumar (Army)
  87. Sowar Rahul Singh Bhadouria (Army)
  88. Sowar Sanjay Paswan (Army)
  89. Signalman Kushwah Pradisingh Brijkishorsingh (Posthumous) (Army)
  90. Sapper Pavan Bs (Army)
  91. Sepoy Pargat Singh (Posthumous)(Army)

We salute to the brave soldiers who laied their life for the nation. On the day of independence, lets tribute our salute to them and get motivated to join Indian Defence forces.

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