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 -
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