Awards for the year 2018


A total of 67 Awards are listed.
Ashok Chakra : 1 | Param Vishist Seva Medal : 6 | Ati Vishist Seva Medal : 12 | Shaurya Chakra : 3 | Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) : 17 | Vishist Seva Medal : 28 |
Ashok Chakra
Cpl Jyoti Prakash Nirala 918203 ORUnit : 13 Rashtriya Rifles  Award Date 18 Nov 17 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala was a specialist weapon operator in the IAF Special Forces Detachment. He was attached with 13 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, under the aegis of 'Op Rakshak' in Jammu & Kashmir for active counter insurgency operations. On 18 Nov 17, based on specific tech intelligence, an offensive was launched jointly by the Garud detachment and 13 RR in Chanderger village of Bandipora district in J&K. The Garud detachment covertly approached the target house where the suspected terrorists were hiding and laid a close quarter ambush. Cpl Nirala, displaying exceptional battle craft, positioned himself close to the approach of the hideout, thus cutting off all possibilities of an escape by the insurgents. Laying this ambush itself at such close quarters demanded a very high degree of courage and professional acumen.

While the detachment laid in wait, six terrorists hiding in the house, rushed out, shooting and lobbing grenades at the Garuds. Cpl Nirala, disregarding personal safety and displaying indomitable courage, retaliated with effective lethal fire and gunned down a category 'A' terrorist named Ubaid Alias Osama Jungi (nephew of LeT commander Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi). Readjusting his position to protect his colleagues and preventing other terrorists from escaping, Cpl Nirala killed one more category `A+' terrorist, named Mehmud Bhai (LeT North Kashmir commander) and injured two others. In this violent exchange of fire, Cpl Nirala was hit by a volley of small arms fire. Despite being critically injured, the Corporal continued retaliatory fire. Subsequently, he succumbed to fatal gunshot wounds received in the fierce encounter, which resulted in the killing of alI six dreaded terrorists.

For this act of most conspicuous bravery, pre-eminent valour and supreme sacrifice, Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala has been awarded Ashok Chakra (Posthumous).

Reference: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=175890 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Anil Khosla 15871 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar 15881 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria 16026 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Shyam Bihari Prasad Sinha 16053 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Mahesh Kumar Malik 15743 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Pankaj 15975 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor 35311 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Marshal Om Prakash Tiwari 16678 F(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Marshal Atul Kumar Singh 17041 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Marshal Mahender Kumar Guleria 17130 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Marshal Diptendu Choudhary 17335 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Surendar Kumar Indoria 18296 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Rakesh Sinha 18797 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Inderpal Singh Walia 19518 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Kartikeya Kale 19883 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Tejbir Singh 19958 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Harinder Jeet Walia 16418 F(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Sunil Jayant Nanodkar 16555 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Shaurya Chakra
Cpl Nilesh Kumar Nayan 905119 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Shaurya Chakra
Sgt Khairnar Milind Kishor 903038 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Shaurya Chakra
Cpl Devendra Mehta 924566 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn Ldr Rajiv Chauhan 29086 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn Ldr Kamal Sharma 29680 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg Cdr Anshul Saxena 26118 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Bhuvan Mathur 22971 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Tarun Hindwan 23167 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Tulasi Rukmini Ravi 23724 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Surender Malik 24490 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Devashish Kukreti 24519 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Manish Sharma 25040 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Vikassheel Singh Saini 25060 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Brijesh Paul 25078 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Rohit Kapil 25081 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Jitendra Dinkar Masurkar 25082 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Chelikani Upendra Venkat Rao 25087 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp Capt Abhay Arun Phansalkar 25114 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Suseem Siwach 25323 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Raj Kumar Sharma 25343 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Anuj Aggrawal 18015 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Gummadi Sahed Phani Nandiswara Chowdary 18521 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Ajay Kumar Arora 18539 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Vangal Krishnaswamy Sashindran 18695 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Devesh Vatsa 18751 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Kirti Khajuria 19538 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Sanjay Kant 18012 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Venugoplan Vijayan Menon 18527 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Aditya Jain 19477 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Pankajakshan Sanjeev Nair 20652 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Rajesh Bhardwaj 20689 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 18 Announced 26 Jan 18
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The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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