Kirti Chakra Awardee List for the year 2016

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Kirti Chakra : 1 |
Kirti Chakra
Sep Jagdish Chand 3986807 ORUnit : 546 DSC Platoon  Award Date 02 Jan 16 Announced 26 Jan 16
Details :

Sepoy Jagdish Chand was posted with 546 Defence Security Platoon attached with 18 Wing Air Force. On the night of 01/02 Jan 2016 at 0330 hr while the individual was working on bonafide military duty at Defence Service Corps lines, five to six heavily armed terrorists entered the lines and opened indiscriminate fire on the troops working the said location. The heavy firing resulted in two of his colleagues being fatally wounded. Showing presence of mind and conspicuous bravery Sepoy Jagdish Chand unmindful of his own safety ran after the closest terrorist, chased and overpowered him. Sepoy Jagdish Chand snatched the terrorist’s weapon to shoot him dead. In the process two more terrorists in vicinity opened fire on Sepoy Jagdish Chand killing him on the spot.

Sepoy Jagdish Chand displayed great presence of mind, valour and conspicuous gallantry and made supreme sacrifice in fighting with the terrorists


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