President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards
The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and 17 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 27, 2018. One Kirti Chakra and five of the Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously.
The President also conferred fourteen Param Vishisht Seva Medals, one Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and twenty two Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior officers of the Armed Forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order. The following is the list of awardees in order of presentation:-
 
Kirti Chakra
1.   SS-43887Y MAJOR DAVID MANLUN, THE NAGA REGIMENT, 164 INFANTRY BATTALION (TERRITORIAL ARMY) (HOME & HEARTH) NAGA (POSTHUMOUS)
Shaurya Chakra
2.   4188533W NK CHANDRA SINGH, KUMAON SCOUTS, 13TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)
3.   IC-71967M MAJOR SATISH DAHIYA, ARMY SERVICE CORPS, 30TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)   
4.   PID-036364 CONSTABLE MANZOOR AHMAD NAIK, JAMMU & KASHMIR POLICE, 42ND THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)   
5.   903038 SERGEANT KHAIRNAR MILIND KISHOR, INDIAN AIR FORCE (GARUD) (POSTHUMOUS)
6.   905119-N CORPORAL NILESH KUMAR NAYAN, INDIAN AIR FORCE (SECURITY) (POSTHUMOUS)
Param Vishisht Seva Medal
7.   IC-35479Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALWANT SINGH NEGI, UYSM, YSM, SM, VSM**, ADC, INFANTRY
8.   IC-38311X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATISH KUMAR DUA, UYSM, SM, VSM, INFANTRY
9.   IC-38679A LIEUTENANT GENERAL ABHAY KRISHNA, UYSM, AVSM, SM VSM, INFANTRY
10.   VICE ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, AVSM (02151-N), FLAG OFFICER COMMANDING-IN- CHIEF, EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND
11.   AIR MARSHAL SHYAM BIHARI PRASAD SINHA, AVSM, VM (16053) FLYING (PILOT)
12.   AIR MARSHAL RAKESH KUMAR SINGH BHADAURIA, AVSM, VM (16026) FLYING (PILOT)
13.   IC-35960X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SHRAVAN KUMAR PATYAL, UYSM, SM, INFANTRY
14.   IC-39818L LIEUTENANT GENERAL SURESH SHARMA, AVSM, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
15.   MR-03992M LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARUP KUMAR DAS, ARMY MEDICAL CORP
16.   VICE ADMIRAL ARUN KUMAR BAHL, AVSM, VSM (50693-K), PROJECT DIRECTOR, ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY VESSELS PROGRAMME
17.   IC-35919F LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH, AVSM**, SM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)
18.   IC-35923K LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGBIR SINGH CHEEMA, AVSM, VSM, INFANTRY (RETIRED)
19.   AIR MARSHAL MAHESH KUMAR MALIK, AVSM, VSM (15743) ADMINISTRATION (RETIRED)
20.   IC-38691F MAJOR GENERAL JATINDER SINGH BEDI, ARTILLERY REGIMENT (RETIRED)
Kirti Chakra
21.   SHRI CHETAN KUMAR CHEETA, COMMANDANT, 45 BN, CRPF
22.   IC-66219P MAJOR VIJAYANT BIST, 4TH BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY
Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal
23.   IC-39185H LIEUTENANT GENERAL AJAE KUMAR SHARMA, YSM, SM, INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS 16 CORPS
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
24.   IC-39130Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV CHOPRA, INFANTRY
25.   IC-39380A LIEUTENANT GENERAL PODALI SHANKAR RAJESHWAR, VSM, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
26.   IC-39436F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATINDER KUMAR SAINI, YSM, VSM, INFANTRY
27.   IC-39624H LIEUTENANT GENERAL PRADEEP M BALI, VSM, INFANTRY
28.   IC-39073H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KUMAR SHRIVASTAVA, THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
29.   IC-40235P LIEUTENANT GENERAL GOPAL R, SM, INFANTRY
30.   IC-40031H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV KANAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
31.   IC-40753P LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANMOHAN JEET SINGH KAHLON, ARMD
32.   IC-41072Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJEEV SIROHI, VSM, INFANTRY
33.   SURGEON VICE ADMIRAL PAWAR ALHAD ANANT, VSM (75256-K), DIRECTOR GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES (NAVY)
34.   AIR MARSHAL PAWAN KAPOOR, VSM & BAR (35311) MEDICAL (RETIRED)
35.   IC-40795F MAJOR GENERAL SANJEEV NARAIN, INFANTRY
36.   IC-41183W MAJOR GENERAL SURESH CHANDRA MOHANTY, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS
37.   IC-45050X MAJOR GENERAL TEJBIR SINGH, SM, INFANTRY
38.   MR-05596P MAJOR GENERAL MADHURI KANITKAR, VSM, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
39.   IC-42004X MAJOR GENERAL RANA PRATAP KALITA, SM, VSM, INFANTRY
40.   REAR ADMIRAL INDER PAUL SINGH BALI, VSM (50825-K) (RETIRED)
41.   AIR VICE MARSHAL DIPTENDU CHOUDHURY, VM, VSM (17335) FLYING (PILOT)
42.   AIR VICE MARSHAL OM PRAKASH TIWARI, VSM (16678) FLYING (NAVIGATOR)
43.   IC-49650X BRIGADIER GAMBHIR SINGH, THE GARHWAL RIFLES, HEADQUARTERS 63 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE
44.   AIR COMMODORE INDERPAL SINGH WALIA, VM (19518) FLYING (PILOT)
45.   AIR COMMODORE TEJBIR SINGH, VM (19958) FLYING (PILOT)
Shaurya Chakra
46.   SHRI CHANDAN KUMAR, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT (IRLA-9056), CRPF
47.   SHRI AMAR NATH MlSHRA, CONSTABLE, CRPF
48.   JC-414170P NB SUB SURENDRA SINGH, 4TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCE)   
49.   2616368W SEPOY VENKATARAO ABOTULA, 8TH BATTALIONN THE MADRAS REGIMENT   
50.   SHRI P TRINADHA RAO, ASSISTANT ASSAULT COMMANDER, ANDHRA PRADESH
51.   SHRI CHIKKAM GV RAMACHANDRA RAO, SENIOR COMMANDO (5966), ANDHRA PRADESH
52.   270883A SEPOY ARIF KHAN, THE GRENADIERS REGIMENT, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
53.   15225911X GUNNER RISHI KUMAR RAY, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, 155 FIELD REGIMENT
54.   9109592Y LANCE NAIK BADHER HUSSAIN, 4TH BATTALION, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY
55.   SS-44764Y CAPT ABHINAV SHUKLA, 2ND BATTALION, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)
56.   IC-76020F CAPTAIN ROHIT SHUKLA, THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, 44TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
57.   2691007Y HAVILDAR MUBARIK ALI, THE GRENADIERS REGIMENT, 55TH BATTALION, THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES
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