Independence Day 2004 Gallantry awards
New Delhi, August 14
Two Lieutenants of the Army have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the nation’s second highest peacetime gallantry award on the occasion of Independence Day, for their fight against militants in Jammu and Kashmir.Lt Kanavdeep Singh and Lt Dheerendra Singh
have been given the award posthumously, along with a BSF officer Narindera Nath Dubey. The three figure on the list of 243 armed forces personnel figuring on the President’s Independence Day honours list. The awardees include 33 Shaurya Chakra, with as many as 21 of them being honoured for making supreme sacrifice of their lives in fighting militancy.
Following is the list of Gallantry award winners.
Lt Kanavdeep Singh, 10 Sikh (posthumous), Lt Dheerendra Singh Atri, ASC 3 Rajput (posthumous), Narindra Nath Dhar Dubey, BSF.
Major Sanjay Singh Tanwar, SM, 16 Punjab, Major Aditya Chauhan, 6 Mahar, Major Lalit Prakash, 3 Rajput (posthumous), Capt Vivek Mishra, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Capt Perikalamkattil Abraham Mathew, SM, 3 Sikh, Subedar Prit Pal Singh, 4 Grenadiers, Subedar Jai Singh Jat/45 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Subedar Khilona Singh, 14 Jat (posthumous), Subedar Moshat Lamkang, SM, 8 Assam (posthumous), Naib Subedar Ajit Singh, Punjab/37 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Naib Subedar Babu Ram, 25 Punjab, Havildar Ramakant Singh, 5 Assam Rifles (posthumous), Havildar Virendra Singh, Guards/21 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Havildar S Samy Kannan, 4 Corps INT and FS Coy (posthumous), Naik Munna Lal Mundel, 9 Jat, Naik Anil Kumar, 16 Jat (posthumous), Lance Naik Deshpal Singh, Rajputana Rifles/9 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Sepoy Jasbir Singh, 7 Sikh, Sepoy Kiran Kumar, 6 Mahar (posthumous), Rifleman Lakshman Singh, Rajputana Rifles/9 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Rifleman Hasta Bahadur Gurung, 4/4 Gorkha Rifles (posthumous), Grenadier Arjan Singh, 12 Grenadiers (posthumous), Sappper G Prakash, Engineers/44 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Paratrooper Chetan Kumar Rana, Para/31 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Gunner Bobichen Koyikalam Alex, Artiller/19 Rashtriya Rifles, CP Labour Shiring Dorjee, Border Roads Organisation, Constable Balbir Singh, BSF (posthumous), Vivek Saxena, BSF (posthumous), Dilip Agrawal, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (posthumous), Farooq Ahmed, J&K police (posthumous), Abdul Rashid, J&K police (posthumous), K Sudarshan Reddy, BSF (posthumous), Miss Udita Karmakar, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
Bar to Sena Medal (gallantry):
Major Sukhminder Singh, SM, Artillery/45 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Rajeshwar Singh Bazad, SM, Rajput/23 Rashtriya Rifles, Lance Havildar Fazal Hussain, SM, 5 J & K Light Infantry. Lt Colonel Vijay Mehta, 11 Jat, Major Sujan Singh Kular, Jat/45 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Virender Singh, 12 Grenadiers, Major Arjun Segan, 10 Para (Special Forces), Major Sanjay Prakash Sinha, 7 Rajputana Rifles, Major Alok Mathur, Engineers/85 Road Construction Company (posthumous), Major Rajender Singh 28 Madras, Major Rajesh Sethi, 4 Jat, Major Amit Kabthiyal, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Major Jagdeep Singh Maan, Artillery/2/3 DET EC LU, Major Hrishikesh Bhalchandra Gramopadhye, 11 Maratha Light Infantry, Major Ajit Singh Yadav, Artillery/52 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Vikash Slathia, J & K Rifles/3 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Mandeep Singh, 16 Garhwal Rifles. Major Navneet Vats, 3 Gorkha Rifles/32 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Major Neelesh Anand Pagulwar, 8 Assam, Major Jitender Singh Rathore, Armoured Corps/28 Assam Rifles, Major Nikhil Ganapathy, Armoured Corps/35 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Kundan Sharma, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles/28 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Fazaluddin Jelal, Engineers/1 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Sunil Raina, 12 Jammu and Kashmir Rilfes, Major Krishan Singh Bandhwar, Rajput/23 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Shabbarul Hasan, Arty/14 FD Regt, Major Jaishankar Chaudhari, 8 Assam, Major Ajay Singh, Armoured/3 Ladakh Scouts, Major Pawan Pal Singh, Mahar/51 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Sarjeet Yadav, AD Arty/17 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Chandar Dev Singh Sambyal, 12 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Major Aditya Singh, 7 Rajputana Rifles, Major Sameer B Gujar, 19 Garhwal Rifles, Major Amit Dogra, 5 Para, Major Sachin Jain, 18 Maratha Light Infantry, Major Zosangliana Hualngo, 5/3 Gorkha Rifles, Major Piar Singh Attri, 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. Capt Pathiyeri Sunil Kumar, Mech Infantry/28 Assam Rifles, Captain B Shyam Vijaya Simha, Army Service Corps/31 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Jitesh Bhutani, Armoured/31 Composite Intelligence Unit (posthumous), Capt Mridul Sharma, Air Defence Artillery/51 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Capt Harish Raman, Artillary/13 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Amit Ashok Kumar Verma, Artillery/15 Rashtriya Rifles, Captain Arindam Ghosh, 7 Rajputana Rifles, Capt Harsh Kumar Jha, 10 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Capt Vijay Singh Rawat, Army Service Corps/11 Raj RIF, Capt Sanjeev Bajpai, Maratha Light Infantry/17 Rashtriya Rifles, Capt Ajay Singh Rana, Artillery/60 Field Regiment (posthumous). Capt Prasad Santosh Krishna, Artillery/22 Assam Rifles, Capt Pradeep Sharma, Engineers/19 Rashtriya Rifles, Lt Sachin Wakankar, Artillery/22 Special Forces, Lt Deepak Singh Patwal, 12 Grenadiers.
Lt Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, 19 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Lt Mupparty Sanjeev, 21 Jat Regiment, Lt Prashant Shantappa Appaji, Signals/45 Rashtriya Rifles, Lt Inder Pal Singh, 19 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Lt Shashank Tripathi, 237 Engineer Regiment, Lt Rakesh Madaan, Army Ordinance Corps/2 Jat, Lt Vishesh Arora, 15 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Lt Joginder Singh, 4 Grenadiers, Lieutenant Ankur Vashishtha, 7 Sikh Regiment, Lt Srikant Ramachandran, 14 Jat, Lt Pankaj Kumar Arora, 18 Maratha Light Infantry (posthumous), Lt Pawanmeet Brar, 18 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Lt Nithin Hariram, 9 Jat Regiment. Subedar Anurag Chandra Singh, Grenadiers/29 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Gurbachan Singh, 3 Sikh Regiment, Subedar Suresh Kumar Yadav, Artillery/30 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Dhyan Singh, 13 Punjab (posthumous), Subedar Shanikar Ganapati Devkate, Maratha Light Infantry/41 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Dharampal Singh, 7 Rajputana Rifles, Subedar Bhura Ram, Jat/5 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Albel Singh 21 Jat Regiment, Subedar Khem Singh, Mahar/1 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Daulat Ram, 8 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Subedar Ali Mohammad, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry/51 Rashtriya Rifles, Subedar Ram Bahadur Roka, 5/8 Gorkha Rifles, Naib Subedar Sultan Singh Rathore, Artillery/45 Rashtriya Rifles, Naib Subedar Dharam Singh, Artillery/17 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Naib Subedar Akbal Ahmed Khan, Grenadiers/29 Rashtriya Rifles, Naib Subedar Shaik Akbar, 11 Maratha Light Infantry (posthumous), Naib Subedar Prabhu Singh, 3 Rajput (posthumous), Naib Subedar Bharat Singh Gurjar, 3 Rajput, Naib Subedar Diwan Singh, 12 Garhwal Rifles (posthumous), Naib Subedar Dharamvir, 6 Mahar Regiment (posthumous), Naib Subedar Satyapal, 6 Mahar Regiment, Naib Subedar Gopal Singh Saini, 12 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Naib Subedar Pukar Lama, 19 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, Naib Subedar Ramesh Chander, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry/8 Rashtriya Rifles, Naib Subedar Girman Rana, 1 Gorkha Rifles/15 Rashtriya Rifles, Havildar Bhupinder Singh, 9 Para (Special Forces), Havildar Ramappar Mirji, 18 Maratha Light Infantry (posthumous), Havildar Sumer Singh, 11 Rajputana Rifles, Havildar Harpal Singh, 9 Jat, Havildar Pratap Singh, 21 Rajputana Rifles, Havildar Shishupal Singh, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Havildar Dabal Singh, 16 Garhwal Rifles, Havildar Trilok Singh, Garhwal Rifles/36 Rashtriya Rifles, Havildar Ramdhan Boro, 6 Assam (posthumous), Havildar Kesh Bahadur Chhetri, 2/9 Gorkha Rifles, Havildar Manzoor Ahmed Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry/23 Rashtriya Rifles, Havildar Badri Prasad, 10 Para (Special Forces), Havildar Vinod Janardhanan, Madras/8 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous), Havildar Jaswant Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles/28 Rashtriya Rifles.