KIRTI CHAKRA AND SHAURYA CHAKRA

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Sepoy  Vrahma  Pal  Singh  was  selected  for  Kirti  Chakra  on  the  eve  of  Independence  Day  posthumously  for  his  act  of  bravery  in  a  counter-insurgency  operation. The  Shaurya  Chakra was awarded  to  -  Major  Aditya  Kumar, rifleman  Aurangzeb, Lt Colonel  Arjun  Sharma, Major  Pawan  Gautam, Major  Pawan  Kumar, Captain  Kaninder  Paul  Singh, Captain  Rajesh  Jayesh  Varma, Naib  Subedar  Anil  Kumar  Dhaiya, Naib  Subedar  Vijay  Kumar  Yadav, Havildar  Kul  Bahadur  Thapa, Havildar  Jaweed  Ahmad  Bhat, Grenadier  Ranjit  Singh, two  soldiers  from  Assam  Rifles - Jaiprakash  Oraon (posthumous), Rathva  Lilesh  Bhai, Captain  P Rajkumar (Navy), CRPF  personnel - deputy  commandant  Kuldeep  Singh  Chahar, head  constable  AS Krishna, constables  K Dinesh Raja  and  Prafulla  Kumar  and  Dhanawade  Ravindra  Baban (posthumous).

Both  Kirti  Chakra  and  Shaurya  Chakra  are  Indian  military  decoration  awarded  for  valour, courageous  action  or  self-sacrifice  away from  the  field  of  battle.It  may  be  awarded  to  civilians  as  well  as  miltary  personnel , including  posthumous  awards. Both  are  peacetime  gallantry  awards.The  order  of  precedence  of  peacetime  gallantry  awards  are -

1.Ashoka  Chakra

2.Kirti  Chakra

3.Shaurya  Chakra

 

 

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