Army honours soldiers
Udhampur: Army on Thursday honored its personnel on the occasion of R-Day 2013.
The highest number of gallantry awards, 96, were conferred on the troops in Northern Command.
Major Anup Joshep Manjali was awarded Kirti Chakra which is the second highest gallantry award of the nation, an army spokesman said.
“In the early hours of September 1, 2012 while leading his patrol in a forested area in Kupwara sector he noticed suspicious movement in a Dhok. Having cordoned off the area in a daring act of courage and leadership he crawled and lobbed a grenade killing one militant instantly. He killed two other militants when they were trying to flee,” he added.
“Maj Manjali during this act displayed inspiring leadership, indomitable spirit and bravery of the highest order for which he has been awarded the Kirti Chakra,” the spokesman added.
He said in addition a total of one Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM), four Atti Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM), five Shaurya Chakra (SC), nine Yudh Seva Medal (YSM), two Bar to Sena Medal, thirty one Sena Medal (Gallantry), seventeen Sena Medal (Distinguished), eight mention in Dispatch, two Bar to Vishist Seva Medal and sixteen Vishist Seva Medal were also awarded to Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks of Northern Command.
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