Udhampur, Aug 14: On the eve of 71st Independence Day Lt Gen D Anbu, GOC-in-C Northern Command extended heartiest greetings and good wishes to all ranks, veterans, civilian employees and their families.
He complimented the troops for their unflinching devotion and exhorted them to rededicate themselves to safeguard our nations border and confront new challenges with professionalism and courage.
On this occasion a number of gallantry awards were awarded to the bravehearts of Northern Command.
The awards included 02 Kirti Chakras and 13 Shaurya Chakras.
Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Mention in Despatches for Operation Rakshak and Operation Meghdoot were also conferred.
Awardees included Havaldar Giris Gurung, Major Preetam Singh Kunwar, Major Gosavi Kunal Munnagir, Major Satish Dahiya (Posthumous).
Lance Naik Raghubeer Singh and Lance Naik Bhandoriya Gopalsinh Munimsinh (Posthumous),
Naib Subedar Surendra Singh, Sepoy Venkatarao Abotula, Sepoy Arif Khan, Lance Naik Deepak Ale, Gunner Rishi Kumar Ray. All four soldiers have been conferred with Shaurya Chakra.