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25-January-2016 15:23 IST
Ashok Chakra Awarded Posthumously to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami 9 Para (Special Forces)

365 Republic Day Gallantry and Other Defence Decorations Announced

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED/BROADCAST/ FOR USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE 26 JAN 2016, 0001 HRS

 

The President has approved awards of 365 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 67th Republic Day Celebrations.  This includes one Ashoka Chakra, four Kirti Chakras, 11 Shaurya Chakras, one Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 04 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), two Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 29 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 05 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 04 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 49 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,  20 Yudh Seva Medal, three Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), eight Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 16 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 05 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 118 Vishisht Seva Medal.

 

The nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra has been awarded posthumously to 13625566W Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami of 9 Para (Special Forces)/6th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles for his acts of most conspicuous gallantry.

 

On the intervening night of 02/03 September 2015 Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami was part of an ambush in Haphruda forest at Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir. At about 2015hrs, there was a fierce encounter with four terrorists wherein two of his comrades were injured and pinned down. Lance Naik Mohan along with his buddy dashed forward to rescue their injured colleagues, knowing well the risks to their own lives. He first assisted in eliminating one terrorist. Sensing grave danger to three of his wounded colleagues, Lance Naik Mohan with utter disregard to his own personal safety, charged at the remaining terrorists drawing intense fire from them. He was hit in the thigh. Unmindful, he closed in and eliminated one terrorist, injured another and was again shot in the abdomen. Undeterred by his injuries, he hurled himself on the last terrorist and killed him at point blank range before succumbing to his wounds. Lance Naik Mohan not only killed two terrorists, but also assisted in neutralizing the other two and save the lives of three of his wounded colleagues.

 

Thus, Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami exhibited most conspicuous gallantry in personally eliminating two terrorists and assisting in evacuation of his wounded colleagues and made supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

 

The full list of the recipients of gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others is as follows:

SL. NO.

RANK & NAME

SERVICE

 

ASHOKA CHAKRA

 

 

1.

13625566W L/NK MOHAN NATH GOSWAMI,

9 PARA (SF) (POSTHUMOUS)

ARMY

 

 

KIRTI CHAKRA

 

 

1.

JC-413444W SUB MAHENDRA SINGH,

SM, 9 PARA (SF)

ARMY

 

2.

3986807H SEP JAGDISH CHAND,

DEFENCE SERVICE CORPS PLATOON(POSTHUMOUS)

 

3.

SHRI RAJESH ATRA,

HEAD CONSTABLE

MHA

 

4.

LATE SHRI GAUTAM KOCH,

ARMED BRANCH CONSTABLE (POSTHUMOUS)

 

 

SHAURYA CHAKRA

 

1.       

IC-58160L COLONEL SANTOSH YASHWANT MAHADIK,

SENA MEDAL, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)/41ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

ARMY

 

2.       

IC-70237P MAJ PRAPHUL KUMAR BHARDWAJ,

12 PARA (SF)

 

3.       

IC-71155Y MAJ ANURAG KUMAR,

9 PARA (SF)

 

4.       

IC-71516M MAJ SANDIP YADAV,

ARMD, 55 RR

 

5.       

SL-05351Y LT HARJINDER SINGH,

GEN SER, 3 KUMAON

 

6.       

4190712P NK KHEEM SINGH MEHRA,

21 KUMAON

 

7.       

4577583P SEP DHARMA RAM, MAHAR,

1 RR (POSTHUMOUS)

 

8.       

15614460W NAIK SATISH KUMAR,

BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS/ 21ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

ARMY

 

9.       

LATE CONSTABLE SHRI ROCKY (POSTHUMOUS)

MHA

 

10.

SHRI RAKESH KUMAR SHARMA

 

11.

SHRI BIKRAMJEET

PRIVATE EMPLOYEE, PESTICIDE FACTORY UPL

 

 

PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

 

 

1.            

IC-31633D LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARUN KUMAR SAHNI, UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

ARMY

 

2.            

IC-31663M LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH NANDAN,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / ARMY AIR DEFENCE

 

3.            

IC-34003 LIEUTENANT GENERAL MAN MOHAN SINGH RAI,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

4.            

IC-34014M LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMIT SHARMA,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS

 

5.            

IC-34019l LIEUTENANT GENERAL DEEPENDRA SINGH HOODA, UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL INFANTRY / HEADQUARTER NORTHERN COMMAND

 

6.            

IC-34098l LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARMINDERJIT SINGH SACHDEV, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

7.            

IC-34350A LIEUTENANT GENERAL KAMAL JIT SINGH,

BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS

 

8.            

IC-34356A LIEUTENANT GENERAL NAVKIRAN SINGH GHEI,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/ INFANTRY

 

9.            

IC-34385P LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR AHUJA,

UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

 

10.        

IC-34392L LIEUTENANT GENERAL GURMIT SINGH

UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL INFANTRY

 

11.        

IC-34396F LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRAN NARAYAN NAIR, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

12.        

IC-34402K LIEUTENANT GENERAL GHANSHYAM SINGH KATOCH, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

13.        

IC-34454A LIEUTENANT GENERAL GURDEEP SINGH,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL,  INFANTRY

 

14.        

IC-34775X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA VASANTRAO THODGE, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL INFANTRY / MASTER GENERAL OF ORDNANCE

 

15.        

IC-34890 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SRINIVASAN LAXHMI NARSIMHAN, BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL  / INFANTRY

 

16.        

IC-35036X LIEUTENANT GENERAL NITIN KUMAR KOHLI,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF SIGNALS

 

17.        

IC-35040A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH MOHAN MITTAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS / DIRECTOR GENERAL OF BORDER ROADS

 

18.        

IC-35226K LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOCHERLAKOTA GOPALA KRISHNA,  ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

19.        

IC-37022W LIEUTENANT GENERAL KULKARNI SANJAY,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SHAURYA CHAKRA, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

20.        

MR -04133N LIEUTENANT GENERAL BHUSHAN KUMAR CHOPRA, AVSM, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

 

21.        

VICE ADMIRAL PARASURAMA NAIDU MURUGESAN,

AVSM, VSM (01958-Z)

NAVY

 

22.        

VICE ADMIRAL SAROJ KUMAR JHA (01866-R)

 

23.        

VICE ADMIRAL AV SUBHEDAR, AVSM, VSM (40735-B)

 

24.        

AIR MARSHAL JAGJEET SINGH, VSM, ADC (14814)

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

AIR FORCE

 

25.        

AIR MARSHAL HERIKUDRU BABU RAJARAM, AVSM, VSM (14939), ADMINISTRATION / AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (RETIRED)

 

26.        

AIR MARSHAL POCHANA PRASAD REDDY,  VM, ADC  (15008)  FLYING (PILOT)

 

27.        

AIR MARSHAL KULWANT SINGH GILL, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC (15220) FLYING (PILOT)

 

28.        

AIR MARSHAL BIRENDER SINGH DHANOA, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC (15405) FLYING (PILOT)

 

29.        

AIR MARSHAL SHIRISH BABAN DEO, AVSM, VM, VSM (15681) FLYING (PILOT)

 

 

UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL

 

1.

IC-35206W LIEUTENANT GENERAL KONSAM HIMALAY SINGH, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, YUDH SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS 16 CORPS

ARMY

 

2.

IC-35471M LIEUTENANT GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRYHEADQUARTERS 3 CORPS

 

3.

IC-35479Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALWANT SINGH NEGI, YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY HEADQUARTER 14 CORPS

 

4.

 

IC-35494N LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUBRATA SAHA,

YUDH SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS 15 CORPS

 

5.

IC-35904Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL SARATH CHAND,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTERS 4 CORPS

 

 

BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

 

1.         

IC-35173W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAYMOND JOSEPH NORONHA, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY

ARMY

 

2.         

IC-35650M LIEUTENANT GENERAL BOBBY CHERIAN MATHEWS,  ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

3.         

IC-35919F LIEUTENANT  GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH,

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

4.         

AIR MARSHAL KARATH PADMADASS NAIR,

AVSM (15195) FLYING (PILOT)

AIR FORCE

 

 

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

 

         1.             

IC-31634X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA SINGH PANWAR, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF SIGNALS

ARMY

 

         2.             

IC-34028M LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIRUDDHA CHAKRAVARTY, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

         3.             

IC-34148L LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJENDRA PRASAD RAI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMY SERVICE CORPS

 

         4.             

IC-34708M LIEUTENANT GENERAL GOPAL SINGH BISHT, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF SIGNALS

 

         5.             

IC-34765 LIEUTENANT GENERAL IQBAL SINGH SINGHA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

         6.             

IC-34838P LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN J GEORGE, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

 

         7.             

IC-34901Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL PALEPU RAVI SHANKAR, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY

 

         8.             

IC-34954X LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMIT SARIN,

SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

 

         9.             

IC-35109A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV VASANT KANITKAR, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS

 

     10.             

IC-35115M LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGBIR SINGH,

SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/ MECHANIZED INFANTRY

 

     11.             

IC-35137L LIEUTENANT GENERAL PATTIARIMAL MOHAMADALI HARIZ, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/ MECHANIZED INFANTRY

 

     12.             

IC-35602M LIEUTENANT GENERAL ASHOK BHIM SHIVANE, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS

 

     13.             

IC-35796A LIEUTENANT GENERAL KANWALJEET SINGH, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ARMY

 

     14.             

IC-35915L LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV TEWARI,INFANTRY

 

     15.             

IC-37247Y      LIEUTENANT GENERAL GOVIND SINGH CHANDEL, YUDH SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     16.             

IC-39818 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SURESH SHARMA,

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

     17.             

V-00347M LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGVINDER SINGH, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REMOUNT VETERINARY CORPS

 

     18.             

IC-35480N MAJOR GENERAL SURINDER SINGH, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     19.             

IC-38747H MAJOR GENERAL RAMKISHAN SAIWAL,

VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

 

     20.             

IC-38487H MAJOR GENERAL PAMPAPATI DODDAPPA HALLUR, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

     21.             

IC-39342K MAJOR GENERAL RAJESH SAHAI,

SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     22.             

IC-39522M MAJOR GENERAL JAIVEER SINGH NEGI,

YUDH SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

     23.             

IC-39656L MAJOR GENERAL DINESH SHARMA,

VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     24.             

IC-40314K MAJOR GENERAL CHANDI PRASAD MOHANTY,

SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

     25.             

IC-40353H MAJOR GENERAL PARAMJIT SINGH,

SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     26.             

IC- 40360Y MAJOR GENERAL ASIT BHAILAL MISTRY,

SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY

 

     27.             

IC-40382X MAJOR GENERAL ARVIND DUTTA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     28.             

IC-40500A MAJOR GENERAL YOGESH KUMAR JOSHI,

VIR CHAKRA, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY

 

     29.             

IC-40716F MAJOR GENERAL MANOJ PANDE,

VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, CORPS OF ENGINEER

 

     30.             

VICE ADMIRAL SRIKANT (02297-W)

NAVY

 

     31.             

VICE ADMIRAL R HARI KUMAR, VSM (02540-Y)

 

     32.             

VICE ADMIRAL MURLIDHAR SADASHIVPAWAR, VSM (02483-T)

 

     33.             

VICE ADMIRAL AJENDRA BAHADUR SINGH, VSM (02619-A)

 

     34.             

REAR ADMIRAL KISHAN KUMAR PANDEY, VSM (02329-T)

 

     35.             

REAR ADMIRAL SRI PRAKASH LAL, VSM (40973-W)

 

     36.             

REAR ADMIRAL RAJASEKHARA SARMA SISHTLA, VSM (50832-A)

 

     37.             

AIR MARSHAL ANIL KHOSLA, VM (15871) FLYING (PILOT)

AIR FORCE

 

     38.             

AIR MARSHAL CHANDRASHEKHARAN HARI KUMAR, VM, VSM (15881) FLYING (PILOT)

 

     39.             

AIR VICE MARSHAL PRAVEEN KUMAR, VSM (15970)

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

 

     40.             

AIR VICE MARSHAL ARCHAN KUMAR BHATTACHARYA, VSM (16322) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

 

     41.             

AIR VICE MARSHAL JITENDRA KUMAR SINGH, VSM (16545), AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

 

     42.             

AIR VICE MARSHAL RAJEEV SACHDEVA (16582) FLYING (PILOT)

 

     43.             

AIR VICE MARSHAL SHAIK MAHABOOB SUBHANI (16865) ACCOUNTS

 

     44.             

AIR COMMODORE SUNIL PADEGAONKAR, VSM (17279), AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL)

 

     45.             

AIR COMMODORE MANISH KHANNA, VM (18554) FLYING (PILOT)

 

     46.             

AIR COMMODORE SUNIL KASHINATH VIDHATE, VM (188