On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved gallantry awards for defense personnel, including Shaurya Chakra to three from the army for counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the defense ministry said on Friday.
Wing Commander Vishak Nair from the Indian Air Force have also been awarded the Shaurya Chakra. Those from the army who have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra are Lt.Col. Krishan Singh Rawat from the elite Special Forces, Major Anil Urs and Havaldar Alok Kumar Dubey. Thirty-one army personnel too have been awarded the Sena (gallantry) medal.