Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan E K, head of National Security Guard’s bomb disposal unit who was killed while sanitising a terrorist’s body during the Pathankot air base terror attack in January, has been honoured with the Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry medal of the country, on the eve of the 70th Independence Day. Niranjan, an officer of the army’s corps of engineer, was part of the special NSG commandos unit that was rushed to the Indian Air Force base in ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Whether Kashmir or anywhere else, whether in peace or in war, pay commissions or no pay commissions, hollowness and shortages notwithstanding, the Indian Army -- and Sekin Fif -- will always be there to keep India together,' says Aditi Phadnis. A recent book by Colonel R K Jagota is testimony to the fact that politicians, terrorists, TV channels and other factors notwithstanding, the Army will always be there to keep the country together. In an interview to Pakistan's Geo TV last ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It is the Maharaja's way of saying Jai Jawan. Air India has decided to upgrade gallantry award winners to business class on its domestic flights. "We have taken this decision with immediate effect for Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra winners. We are proud of our soldiers and Air India chief Ashwini Lohani felt this is the least we can do to honour them," a senior official said. To avail of the upgrade, the decorated soldiers ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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