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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

From Today's Papers - 27 Jan 2015

























http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/colours-military-might-of-india-on-display/34607.html
Colours, military might of India on display
Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields unfolded today at the 66th Republic Day parade which had a US President Barack Obama as the chief guest for the first time.

As the nearly two-hour-long parade, showcasing the country's 'unity in diversity' marched down the Rajpath in drizzle and overcast skies, thousands of spectators gathered along the route and cheered in joy.

The national capital was wrapped in unprecedented security blanket as thousands of security personnel kept a hawk's vigil in and around the Rajpath area.

Obama was seated next to Modi, donning a multi-coloured 'bandhej safa'(turban), as the two leaders chatted and enjoyed the annual spectacle. A smiling US President was seen nodding in appreciation on several occasions.

 A highlight of this year's parade was the display for the first time of the recently acquired long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine P-8I aircraft and the long-range advanced MiG-29K fighter plane.

The synchronised military and police contingents led by General Officer Commanding (Delhi), Lt General Subroto Mitra marched proudly to the lilting tunes of bands through Rajpath where President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee took the salute from a specially erected dais.

Alongside Obama, the first US President to attend the celebrations, the ceremonial parade was watched by his wife Michelle, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the country's top political and military brass, besides the diplomatic community.

Minutes before the parade began, the Prime Minister, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and chiefs of army, navy and air force laid wreaths at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti', the war memorial at the India Gate where an eternal flame burns in memory of those who laid down their lives defending the frontiers of the nation.

A massive ground-to-air security apparatus was put in place in the national capital turning the city into virtually an impregnable fortress. Snipers of National Security Guard were deployed at all high-rises along the parade route.

The arrangements were made to ensure an incident-free Republic Day celebrations and foolproof security to the American President, who arrived here yesterday.

As part of the seven-layered security, around 45,000 security personnel were deployed across the city while the commandos of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Delhi Police kept a hawk-eye vigil at important locations.

The unfurling of the tricolour by the President and playing of the national anthem were followed by a customary 21-gun salute.


http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/ashok-chakra-for-neeraj-kumar-mukund-varadarajan/34613.html
Ashok Chakra for Neeraj Kumar, Mukund Varadarajan
Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by President Pranab Mukherjee.

The families of Major Varadarajan and Naik Singh, who showed exemplary courage in tackling terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were honoured by the President at the Republic Day parade.

The awards were received by their wives at the 66th Republic Day celebrations, which was graced by US President Barack Obama.

Both the Army men laid down their lives while battling groups of militants in separate operations in Shopian and Kupwara districts of Kashmir respectively.

Major Varadarajan, who was an officer in the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army, killed three terrorists in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in April last.

However, he was badly hurt in the operation and later succumbed to injuries.

While leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district in J&K on August 24, 2014, Naik Neeraj Singh came under heavy fire from terrorists.

Singh refused to be evacuated till he fell unconscious and was later evacuated. However, he succumbed to injuries.


http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/for-first-time-all-women-contingent-marches-down-rajpath/34617.html
For first time, all-women contingent marches down Rajpath
For the first time in the history of India's Republic Day, women empowerment in the armed forces was showcased as an all-women contingent from the three forces-Army, Air Force and Navy- marched down the majestic Rajpath.

While women officers have been participating in previous Republic Day parades, this was for the first time that an all-women contingent of the armed forces participated.

While the Army contingent was led by Capt Divya Ajith, the Navy was led by Lt Commander Sandhya Chauhan. The Air Force contingent was led by Squadron Leader Sneha Shekhawat.

The contingents had 148 personnel each drawn from the Army, Air Force and the Navy.

"We believe we are equal and second to none. We have already marched for the first time on the Army Day and now another first would be the Republic Day parade. So, yes, we do wish to be in the combat force," Capt Ajith, who is with the Corps of Army Air Defence, had said recently.

Currently, the army does not have women in combat roles.

Capt Ajith graduated from the prestigious Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai in 2010.

She created history by becoming the first woman in the army to receive the coveted Sword of Honour, which is awarded to the best cadet of a course.


http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/pvsm-for-19-army-officers/34516.html
PVSM for 19 Army officers

Chandigarh, January 25
The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, (GOC-in-C), Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Lt Gen Sanjiv Madhok, a Guards officer of December 1975 seniority, is among the 19 top Army officers who will be conferred the Param Vashisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for distinguished service. Vice-Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Philip Campose, a Mechanised Infantry officer of the 1974 seniority who had also served as the GOC-in-C, Western Command earlier, and Lt Gen Manvendra Singh, a Guards officer presently serving as the Commandant of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, are among other officers of the region to be awarded the PVSM.

Lt Gen RP Shahi, a Guards officer posted as the General Officer Commanding of the Ambala-based 2 Corps, and Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, an Armoured Corps officer who recently moved as Chief of Staff of Headquarters Northern Command after serving as the GOC 9 Corps, Yol, have been awarded the Ati Vashisht Seva Medal (AVSM).

Lt Gen BS Sachar, Chief of Staff of ARTRAC and Colonel of the Punjab Regiment, has been awarded the AVSM.


    NEW DELHI: Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh, the two Army personnel who laid down their lives combating militants in Kashmir Valley, were on Monday awarded posthumously the highest peacetime military honour, the Ashok Chakra, by the President.


http://netindian.in/news/2015/01/26/00032360/374-defence-personnel-decorated-ashok-chakra-posthumously-neeraj-kumar-sing
 374 defence personnel decorated, Ashok Chakra posthumously for Neeraj Kumar Singh
Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh of 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (13 Rajputana Rifles) was today posthumously chosen for the Ashok Chakra, the nation's highest peacetime gallantry award.

The officer while leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir on August 24, 2014 came under heavy fire from terrorists, in which one of his buddies was hit.

With utter disregard for his personal safety, Naik Neeraj Singh crawled and extricated his buddy. A terrorist threw grenades and brought heavy fire on Naik Neeraj but in a very daring act he inched closer to the terrorist and shot him dead. Simultaneously, he was attacked by another terrorist resulting in dropping of his rifle and he was shot in the chest.

Despite grievous injuries, displaying unparalleled courage, he pounced on the terrorist, snatched his weapon and killed him in hand to hand combat. He refused to be evacuated till he became unconscious and was later evacuated but he succumbed to his injuries, an official press release said.

The President will also award Ashok Chakra to Major Mukund Varadarajan of 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (22 Rajput) posthumously at tomorrow's Republic Day parade. The award for him was announced earlier on  August 15, 2014 for showing exceptional bravery and courage while leading an anti-terrorist operation in a village of Shopiyan district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 25, 2014. During the operation, before attaining martyrdom, Major Varadarajan, displayed exemplary leadership skills, raw courage, planning and swift action which culminated in the elimination of three top ranked Hizbul Mujaheddin terrorists.

In all, 374 defence personnel have been chosen for gallantry awards and other decorations on the eve of Republic Day 2015. These include one Ashoka Chakra, 3 Kirti Chakra, 12 Shaurya Chakra, 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 2 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 11 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 3 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,  13 Yudh Seva Medal, 42 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 8 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 19 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 4 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 124 Vishisht Seva Medal.
Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh of 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (13 Rajputana Rifles) was today posthumously chosen for the Ashok Chakra, the nation's highest peacetime gallantry award.

The officer while leading a search operation in general area Gurdaji of Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir on August 24, 2014 came under heavy fire from terrorists, in which one of his buddies was hit.

With utter disregard for his personal safety, Naik Neeraj Singh crawled and extricated his buddy. A terrorist threw grenades and brought heavy fire on Naik Neeraj but in a very daring act he inched closer to the terrorist and shot him dead. Simultaneously, he was attacked by another terrorist resulting in dropping of his rifle and he was shot in the chest.

Despite grievous injuries, displaying unparalleled courage, he pounced on the terrorist, snatched his weapon and killed him in hand to hand combat. He refused to be evacuated till he became unconscious and was later evacuated but he succumbed to his injuries, an official press release said.

The President will also award Ashok Chakra to Major Mukund Varadarajan of 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles (22 Rajput) posthumously at tomorrow's Republic Day parade. The award for him was announced earlier on  August 15, 2014 for showing exceptional bravery and courage while leading an anti-terrorist operation in a village of Shopiyan district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 25, 2014. During the operation, before attaining martyrdom, Major Varadarajan, displayed exemplary leadership skills, raw courage, planning and swift action which culminated in the elimination of three top ranked Hizbul Mujaheddin terrorists.

In all, 374 defence personnel have been chosen for gallantry awards and other decorations on the eve of Republic Day 2015. These include one Ashoka Chakra, 3 Kirti Chakra, 12 Shaurya Chakra, 48 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 2 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 11 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry), 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 3 Bar to Ati Vishisht  Seva Medal, 53 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,  13 Yudh Seva Medal, 42 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 8 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 19 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 4 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 124 Vishisht Seva Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Sankalp KumarMajor AbhijaiParatrooper Balvinder Singh
Lieutenant Colonel Sankalp Kumar, Major Abhijai and Paratrooper Balvinder Singh

In addition a total of 58 Mention-In-Despatches have also been announced for participating in different Operations for the Army Personnel. These include one for operation Trishul Shakti, Seven for Operation Megh Rahat, four for Operation Megh Doot, twenty nine for Operation Rakshak, one each for Operation Orchid and Operation Hifazat, two for Operation Falcon and thirteen for Operation Rhino.

The following is the list of the recipients of the decorations:

ASHOKA CHAKRA

1.   16012114A NAIK NEERAJ KUMAR SINGH RAJPUTANA RIFLES / 57TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY

KIRTI CHAKRA

1.   IC-74786M CAPT JAIDEV,  10 PARA (SF), 3 RR, ARMY
2.   JC-602970Y NB SUB KOSH BAHADUR GURUNG, 1 GORKHA RIF, 15 RR,  ARMY
3.   JC-531276A SUBEDAR AJAY VARDHAN 14TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY

SHAURYA CHAKRA

1.   IC-58918L LIEUTENANT COLONEL SANKALP KUMAR, 24TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT, (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
2.   IC-69696F MAJ MUKUL SHARMA, 4 PARA (SF), ARMY
3.   IC-70688P MAJ ABHIJAI, ENGRS, 39 (I) R&O FLT, (POSTHUMOUS)
ARMY
4.   IC-70817K MAJ ASHUTOSH KUMAR PANDEY, RAJPUT, 44 RR, ARMY
5.   IC-71174K MAJ R VAMSHI KRISHNAN, ENGRS, 50 RR, ARMY
6.   IC-72464N MAJ BIBHANSHU DHONDIYAL, 5/5 GR (FF), ARMY
7.   4572211A NK SWARUP KUMAR GHORAI, 20 MAHAR, ARMY
8.   13776150W PARATROOPER BALVINDER SINGH, FIRST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES)(POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
9.   13769423L RFN MANGA RAM, 3 JAK RIF, ARMY
10. CDR GOSAVI KAUSTUBH VIJAYKUMAR, NM, (03657-K), NAVY
11. MANJEET SINGH, INSPECTOR/GD, MHA
12. LATE MUSHTAQ AHMAD, CONSTABLE (POSTHUMOUS), MHA

SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.   IC-56184W LIEUTENANT COLONEL GALBA SIVA KIRAN KUMAR, ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 2051 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (UTILITY HELICOPTER), ARMY
2.   IC-59579H LIEUTENANT COLONEL AKKULA BALAKRISHNA
CORPS OF ENGINEERS / NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD, ARMY
3.  IC-62163W MAJOR RAMAN JHA 7TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT, ARMY
4. IC-64202H MAJOR PN SUJAY KUMAR 18TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT, ARMY
5. IC-68291K MAJOR ABHINAV BOSE MECHANIZED INFANTRY / 21ST BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES, ARMY
6. IC-68473X MAJOR GAURAV DIXIT 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, ARMY
7. IC-69642A MAJOR CHANNABASAVESH K GUNDE THE MAHAR REGIMENT / 1ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
8. IC-70694H MAJOR HITESH KUMAR BHARDWAJ CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 10TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES, ARMY
9. IC-71200A MAJOR SURINDER JEET SINGH  CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 44TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
10.  IC-71641W MAJOR VIKAS VARYANI CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / 39 (INDEPENDENT) RECONNAISSANCE & OBSERVATION FLIGHT (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
11. IC-72942M MAJOR DHRUBABRATA KAKOTI THE JAT REGIMENT / 1ST BATTALION THE ASSAM REGIMENT, ARMY
12.  IC-73243N MAJOR JAVED AKHTAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
13. IC-74971A MAJOR DALBIR MALIK 7TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT, ARMY
14. SC-00568Y MAJOR ROOP SINGH NEGI 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE), ARMY
15.  IC-71436P CAPTAIN AVINASH YESHWANT SOMVANSHI, ARMY AVIATION CORPS, 39 (INDEPENDENT) RECONNAISSANCE AND OBSERVATION FLIGHT (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
16.  IC-75598X CAPTAIN KAPIL TOMAR ARMY SUPPLY CORPS / 19TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT, ARMY
17.  IC-75650P CAPTAIN ABHISHEK AHLAWAT CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, ARMY
18.  IC-76764M CAPTAIN RANJITH KP ARMY SERVICE CORPS / 2ND BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT, ARMY
19.  SS-46014Y CAPTAIN ANKUR TYAGI CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER 19TH BATTALION THE DOGRA REGIMENT, ARMY
20.  IC-76702M LT TARUN VERMA,  3 JAK RIF, ARMY
21.  JC-19441L SUBEDAR NAINA SINGH RAWAT 1ST BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES, ARMY
22.  JC-460478P NAIB SUBEDER KANKANWADI DURADUNDI IRAPPA, 19TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
23.  JC-618130H NB SUB BHIM BAHADUR GURUNG 5/5TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE), ARMY
24.   2688666H HAVILDAR NORANG RAM CHAHAR 23RD BATTALION THE GRENADIERS, ARMY
25.  2793421L HAVILDAR JADHAV SANDEEP BABASAHEB 19TH BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY, ARMY
26.  3998387A HAVILDAR VIJAY SINGH 20TH BATTALION THE RAJPUTANA RIFLES, ARMY
27.  4074978H HAVILDAR PUSHKAR SINGH 7TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES, ARMY
28.   4568082N HAVILDAR DEEPAK TOMAR 20TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT, ARMY
29.   4190345N NAIK  KHEM CHANDRA THE KUMAON REGIMENT / 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
30.   4477647A NAIK JAGSIR SINGH 5TH BATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
 31.  4478960X NAIK KULWINDER SINGH 5TH BATTALION THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
32.   5047156X NAIK DAMODAR THAPA THIRD BATTALION THE FIRST GORKHA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
33.   3195822X LANCE NAIK SHANKAR LAL BOCHLIYA 20TH BATTALION THE JAT REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
34.   4085106A LANCE NAIK KESHAR SINGH 7TH BATTALION THE GARHWAL RIFLES, ARMY
35.   15334151W LANCE NAIK ARUN S 3RD ENGINEER REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS),  ARMY
36.   15619838F LANCE NAIK CHENABASAPPA PUJAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / 21ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
37.   2803346H SEPOY BHIKALE UTTAM BALU 2ND BATTALION THE MARATHA LIGHT REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
38.   2806850N SEPOY DOKE GANESH DATTATRAYA THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY / 41ST BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
39.   4005533L SEPOY BALBIR DASS THE DOGRA REGIMENT / 40TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
40.   005856N SEPOY OM PRAKASH 19TH BATALLION THE DOGRA REGIMENT,  ARMY
41.   4578844K SEPOY RAGHUWINDER SINGH 18TH BATTALION THE MAHAR REGIMENT, ARMY
42.   5049805W RIFLEMAN REKAM BAHADUR THAPA MAGAR THE GORKHA RIFLES / 15TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
43.   9113484M RIFLEMAN MEER OWAIS HUSSAIN THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
44.   12974757X RIFLEMAN MUSHTAQ AHMAD MIR THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY 53RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
45.   G/5022003H RIFLEMAN TAKHELLAMBAM GOKIL SINGH 13TH BATTALION THE ASSAM RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
46.   4091526W PARATROOPER MUKESH SINGH THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT / 3RD BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
47.   2708314P GRENADIER RAHUL KUMAR 23RD BATTALION THE GRENADIERS,  ARMY
48.   15207857M GUNNER MANPREET SINGH REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 31ST FIELD REGIMENT (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY

NAO SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.    CDR KUNTAL WADHWA (41909-Y) (POSTHUMOUS), NAVY
2.    VISHNU P UNNI, SEA I RC III, 224696 Z (POSTHUMOUS), NAVY

VAYU SENA MEDAL (GALLANTRY)

1.    WING COMMANDER MANEESH KUMAR ROY (22980) FLYING (PILOT)
AIR FORCE
2.    WING COMMANDER SAURABH SHARMA (23209) F(P), AIR FORCE
3.    WING COMMANDER AMIT JAIN (25110) (PILOT), AIR FORCE
4.    SQUADRON LEADER MANTEJ SINGH SOMAL (26996) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
5.   SQUADRON LEADER SAURABH RAGHUVANSHI (27955) FLYING (PILOT) (POSTHUMOUS), AIR FORCE
6.   SQN LDR KAPIL KAREEM (29719) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
7.   781094 SERGEANT RAVINDER KUMAR JAKHAR PJI, AIR FORCE
8.    WING COMMANDER ANUP SHARMA (25310) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
9.   WING COMMANDER PANKAJ SHARMA (25628) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
10.  918575 CORPORAL MOMOCHA NINGTHOUJAM INDIAN AIR FORCE (SECURITY), AIR FORCE
11.   PA NO 42477 SHRI RAVINDER KUMAR LEADING HAND FIREMAN (POSTHUMOUS), AIR FORCE

PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1.   IC-27969X LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJESH PANT ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF SIGNALS, MILITARY COLLEGE OF TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MHOW (MP) / (RETIRED), ARMY
2.   MR-04006Y LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARMY
3.   IC-30682L LIEUTENANT GENERAL MANVENDER SINGH ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN, ARMY
4.   IC-30702N LIEUTENANT GENERAL PHILIP CAMPOSE BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL MECHANISED INFANTRY,  ARMY
5.   IC-31014F LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR SAXENA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY AIR DEFENCE CORPS
6.    IC-31134A LIEUTENANT GENERAL GAUTAM MOORTHY ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS (RETIRED) ARMY,
7.   IC-31323K LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV MADHOK ATI VISHIHST SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL MECHANISED INFANTRY, ARMY
8.   IC-31324M LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOTHENETH SURENDRANATH, BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS / HQ SOUTHERN COMMAND, ARMY
9.   IC-31336F LIEUTENANT GENERAL SUNIL SADANAND JOG, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY, CHENNAI (RETIRED). ARMY
10.  IC-31348W LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJAN BAKSHI UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS HEADQUARTERS CENTRAL COMMAND, ARMY
11.  IC-31638N LIEUTENANT GENERAL OM PRAKASH UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
12.  IC-31642W LIEUTENANT GENERAL NRUSINGHA PRASAD PADHI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ARMY
13. IC-31653H LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR BHALLA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS, HEADQUARTER INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF, ARMY
14. IC-31736N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHALLA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
15.  IC-31739F LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHANGALI ANANDA KRISHNAN, UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
16.  IC-34036L LIEUTENANT GENERAL PERUVEMBA RAMACHANDRAN KUMAR, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL , REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, ARMY
17.  IC-36200F LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALBIR SINGH PAMA SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED)/ INFANTRY, ARMY
18.   IC-36527A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH CHANDRA CHADHA, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS, ARMY
19. DR-10298H LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIMAL ARORA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS / DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF DENTAL SERVICE, ARMY,
20.    VICE ADMIRAL SUNIL LANBA,  AVSM, (01823-T), NAVY
21.    VICE ADMIRAL RAMAKANT PATTANAIK, AVSM, YSM (01860-A), NAVY
22.    VICE ADMIRAL K RAMACHANDRAN NAIR, AVSM, VSM, (50575-T), NAVY
23.     AIR MARSHAL RAKESH KUMAR JOLLY VM VSM ADC (14083) FLYING PILOT,
AIR FORCE
24.     AIR MARSHAL PARAMJIT SINGH GILL AVSM VM (14097) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
25.     AIR MARSHAL ARUN PURUSHOTTAM GARUD VM (14692) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
26.     AIR MARSHAL SUBRAMANYA SUKUMAR AVSM VM (14672) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
27.     AIR MARSHAL SUNEEL SHRIPAD SOMAN AVSM VM (14681) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
28.     AIR MARSHAL PACKIRISWAMY KANAKARAJ AVSM VSM (15066) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL), AIR FORCE

UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL

1.   IC-34385P LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANIL KUMAR AHUJA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / HEADQUARTER 4 CORPS, ARMY
2.   IC-34392L LIEUTENANT GENERAL GURMIT SINGH, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL HEADQUARTER 15 CORPS, ARMY
3.   IC-34605N LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH SHARMA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, HEADQUARTER 14 CORPS, ARMY

BAR TO ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1.    IC-34890X LIEUTENANT GENERAL SRINIVASAN LAKSHMI NARASIMHAN, ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
2.     IC-30507W LIEUTENANT GENERAL SANJEEV CHOPRA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY (RETIRED), ARMY
3.    IC-30408N LIEUTENANT GENERAL VIJAY KUMAR NARULA ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (RETIRED), ARMY

ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1.    IC-30701L LIEUTENANT GENERAL ABHAY TRIVIKRAM PARNAIK, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEER, DIRECTOR GENERAL BORDER ROADS, ARMY
2.    IC-30727A LIEUTENANT GENERAL TEJWANT SINGH GILL, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED) / INFANTRY, ARMY
3.   IC-30736F LIEUTENANT GENERAL JATINDER SIKAND VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ARMY
4.   IC-31118H LIEUTENANT GENERAL BALVINDER SINGH SACHAR, SENA MEDAL, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
5.   IC-31663M LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH NANDAN, SENA MEDAL, ARMY AIR DEFENCE, ARMY
6.  IC-34014M LIEUTENANT GENERAL AMIT SHARMA VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS STRATEGIC FORCES COMMAND, ARMY
7.  IC-34098L LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARMINDERJIT SINGH SACHDEV, SENA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
8.  IC-34379F LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJIV BHATIA ARMY AIR DEFENCE, ARMY
9.  IC-34410H LIEUTENANT GENERAL SATYA PAL SINGH KATEWA ARMY SERVICE CORPS, ARMY
10. IC-34760F LIEUTENANT GENERAL PRAVEEN BAKSHI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMOURED CORPS, ARMY
11. IC-34888A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAVINDRA PRATAP SAHI, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS, ARMY
12. IC-35226K LIEUTENANT GENERAL KOCHERLAKOTA GOPALA KRISHNA, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (RETIRED) / INFANTRY, ARMY
13. IC-35040A LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAKESH MOHAN MITTAL,SENA MEDAL,VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ARMY
14. MR-04317M LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM PRAKASH VERMA,SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY
15.  IC-35153H MAJOR GENERAL DEVENDRA KUMAR PUROHIT, SENA MEDAL,VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
16.  IC-35481W MAJOR GENERAL RAJIV NARAYANAN,  VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMOURED CORPS, ARMY
17.  IC-35941M MAJOR GENERAL PRAKASH NARAYAN TRIPATHI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, ARMY AIR DEFENCE, ARMY
18.  IC-37371A MAJOR GENERAL ASHOK KUMAR ARMY SERVICE CORPS / HQ EASTERN COMMAND, ARMY
19.  IC-37555Y MAJOR GENERAL VINOD G KHANDARE, SENA MEDAL/INFANTRY
ARMY
20.  IC-38266W MAJOR GENERAL SURINDER SINGH, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/ INFANTRY, ARMY
21.  IC-38731X MAJOR GENERAL SURENDER SINGH LAMBA SENA MEDAL / ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS, ARMY
22.  IC-38753W MAJOR GENERAL JASWINDER SINGH SANDHU, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
23.  IC-39070P MAJ GEN RANBIR SINGH,YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
24.   IC-39098P MAJ GEN GURPRATAP SINGH DHILLON, YUDH SEVA MEDAL, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
 25.  IC-39295X MAJ GEN PARMINDER JIT SINGH PANNU, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
26.   IC-39492A MAJOR GENERAL ANIL CHAUHAN, SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
27.   IC-39676Y MAJOR GENERAL DHARAMVIR SINGH RANA SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL / INFANTRY, ARMY
28.   IC-39826K MAJOR GENERAL TARLOCHAN SINGH SIDANA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
29.   IC-40022F MAJ GEN ANIL KUMAR BHATT SENA MEDAL, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, INFANTRY, ARMY
30.   IC-38708 MAJ GEN ASHOK AMBRE, SM, INF
31.   MR-03911F LT GEN MK UNNI, VSM, AMC
32.   VICE ADMIRAL JAYWANT KUMAR KORDE, VSM, (01912-W), NAVY
33.   REAR ADMIRAL SUDARSHAN YASHWANT SHRIKHANDE (02152-R), NAVY
34.   VICE ADMIRAL ANIL KUMAR CHAWLA, NM, VSM (02312-B), NAVY
35.   REAR ADMIRAL DINESH MUKUND DESHPANDE, VSM (40844-A), NAVY
36.   REAR ADMIRAL AJAY KUMAR SAXENA, VSM,  (50763-W), NAVY
37.   REAR ADMIRAL G ASHOK KUMAR , VSM, (02470-N), NAVY
38.   REAR ADMIRAL ATUL KUMAR JAIN, VSM (02459-N), NAVY
39.   AIR MARSHAL BIRENDER SINGH DHANOA YSM VM (15405) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
40.  AIR MARSHAL SUKHCHAIN SINGH VSM (15808) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS), AIR FORCE
41.  AIR VICE MARSHAL RP GEORGE (15751) LOGISTICS, AIR FORCE
42.  AIR VICE MARSHAL CHAMBALA KARAI RANJAN VSM (16015) MEDICAL, AIR FORCE
43.  AIR VICE MARSHAL RAGHUNATH NAMBIAR VM & BAR (16378) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
44.  AIR VICE MARSHAL VIVEK RAM CHAUDHARI VM (16978) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
45.  AIR COMMODORE SURYAKANT CHINTAMAN CHAFEKAR SC (17013) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
46.  AIR COMMODORE PRAVIN RAMCHANDRA NAVALKAR (17173) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
47.  AIR COMMODORE KRISHNA IYENGAR RAVI VSM (17674) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL), AIR FORCE
48.  AIR COMMODORE AJAY RATHORE VM (18258) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
49.   AIR COMMODORE SURAT SINGH VM VSM (18563) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
50.   AIR COMMODORE HARDEEP BAINS VSM (19180) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
51.   AIR COMMODORE PRASHANT EKNATH PATANGE, YSM, VM (17706) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
52.   AIR COMMODORE SUNIL KUMAR, YSM (17713) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
53.   AIR COMMODORE  BALAKRISHNAN BALACHANDRAN VM (18561) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE

YUDH SEVA MEDAL

1.  IC-38300L MAJOR GENERAL VIVEK PRATAP SINGH, THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 25 INFANTRY, ARMY
2.  IC-39465W MAJOR GENERAL AMARJEET SINGH BEDI, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, THE GARHWAL RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 3 INFANTRY DIVISION, ARMY
3.  IC-39522M MAJOR GENERAL JAIVEER SINGH NEGI, BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, THE DOGRA REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 8 MOUNTAIN DIVISION, ARMY
4.  IC-39929H MAJOR GENERAL SARANJEET SINGH THE SIKH LIGHT REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 25 INFANTRY DIVISION, ARMY
5.   IC-42954M BRIGADIER ACHUTHAN PRAMOD KUMAR INFANTRY / 12TH SECTOR RASHTRIYA RIFLE, ARMY
6.   IC-44065N BRIGADIER MANJINDER SINGH / THE MADRAS REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS 121 (INDEPENDENT)INFANTRY BRIGADE GROUP, ARMY
7.   IC-44261N BRIGADIER BRIJ GOPAL, SENA MEDAL THE DOGRA REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 3 SECTOR RASHTRIYA RIFLE, ARMY
8.   IC-44545X BRIGADIER ANINDYA SENGUPTA THE RAJPUT REGIMENT / 120TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, ARMY
9.   IC-43914X BRIGADIER RAJIV KUMAR MAHNA, SENA MEDAL THE KUMAON REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 40 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE, ARMY
10.  IC-44527P BRIGADIER ASHOK SINGH, SENA MEDAL THE MADRAS REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 190 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE, ARMY
11.  IC-47020Y BRIGADIER DINESH SINGH RANA, SENA MEDAL,THE GARHWAL RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS 11 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE, ARMY
12.  IC-47223H BRIGADIER SANJEEV CHAUHAN GORKHA RIFLES / HEADQUARTER 73 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE, ARMY
13.  IC-55822X COLONEL MUNINDRA NATH RAI THE GORKHA RIFLES / 42ND BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY

SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

1.   IC-38928N MAJOR GENERAL ANIL PRAHLAD BAM  REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, ARMY
2.   IC-35955M MAJ GEN AMRIK SINGH INFANTRY, ARMY
3.   DR-10328P MAJOR GENERAL GOPAL KRISHAN THAPLIYAL ARMY DENTAL CORPS / COMMAND MILITARY DENTAL CENTRE, WESTERN COMMAND, ARMY
4.   IC-40078N BRIG AMARDEEP SINGH SIDHU VISHISHT SEVA  MEDAL / ARMY AVIATION CORPS, ARMY
5.   IC-40685M BRIGADIER RAJ SHUKLA REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, ARMY
6.   IC-41547X BRIGADIER ROHIT GUPTA THE MECHANISED INFANTRY,   ARMY
7.   IC-41595X BRIG MANOJ KUMAR SINGH YADAV, ARMY SERVICE CORPS, ARMY
8.   IC-41960N BRIGADIER ASHWANI KUMAR CHANNAN REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, ARMY
9.   IC-43126N BRIGADIER PRADEEP SOFAT THE SIKH REGIMENT, ARMY
10. IC-44498L BRIGADIER RAM CHANDER TIWARI THE KUMAON REGIMENT / HEADQUARTERS 112 MOUNTAIN BRIGADE, ARMY
11. IC-44572F BRIG SANJAY THAKARAN, THE GARHWAL RIFLES / HEADQUARTERS,       10 INFANTRY BRIGADE, ARMY
12. IC-47139H BRIG PUSHPENDRA PAL SINGH, THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT /HEADQUARTERS 104 INFANTRY BRIGADE, ARMY
13.  IC-46034M COLONEL DEVINDAR KUMAR BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS / HEADQUARTERS INTEGRATED DEFENCE STAFF, ARMY
14.  IC-48525F COLONEL VIKAS ROHELLA CORPS OF ENGINEERS /HEADQUARTERS, CHHATTISGARH AND ODISHA SUB AREA, ARMY
15.   IC-49459W COLONEL SANJIV RANJAN SHARMA, JAMMU AND KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY, ARMY
16.   IC-49114P COLONEL KOGANTI SOMASHANKAR THE JAT REGIMENT, ARMY   17.   IC-50313P COL MOHIT TRIVEDI, THE GRENADIERS, ARMY
18.   IC-50404Y COLONEL ANIRBAN DATTA 9TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES,  ARMY
19.   IC-52021L COLONEL ARUPENDU GUPTA, THE GRENADIERS / ARMY WAR COLLEGE, MHOW
20.   IC-52764N COLONEL SUSHIL KUMAR CHOUDHARY CORPS OF SIGNALS / 56 INFANTRY DIVISION SIGNAL REGIMENT, ARMY
21.   IC-52885P COLONEL SACHIN DUBEY ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 664 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O), ARMY
22.   IC-52930W COLONEL VIKAS KEPRATE ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 662 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O), ARMY
23.   IC-53250H COLONEL NAMEIRAKPAM ROMEO SINGH 2ND BATTALION THE RAJPUT REGIMENT, ARMY
24.   IC-53444L COLONEL AMIT SHARMA 4TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES,  ARMY
25.   IC-55716Y COLONEL RAJDEEP SINGH LEHAL, THE MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY / 17TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
26.   IC-58301P COLONEL ARUN PRATAP SINGH BHADORIA, THE NAGA REGIMENT / 50TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
27.   IC-56636N COLONEL RAHUL MACHHRAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / 111 ROCKET REGIMENT, ARMY
28.   IC-56426N LIEUTENANT COLONEL DIGVIJAY SINGH BISHT, ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 662 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (R&O), ARMY
29.   IC-56645 LT COL NAVNEET CHAIL, ARMY AVIATION CORPS, ARMY
30.   IC-57877A LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANISH KISHORE ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 37TH INDEPENDENT (R&O) FLIGHT, ARMY
31.   IC-59086F LIEUTENANT COLONEL AMIT KUMAR, ARMY AVIATION CORPS/ 9TH (INDEPENDENT) R&O FLIGHT, ARMY
32.   IC-59656M LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROHIT DEVRANI ARMY AVIATION CORPS / 204 ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON (UH), ARMY
33.   IC-59732N LIEUTENANT COLONEL SHREEKAR ASHOK PILLAI, 2ND BATTALION, THE SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY, ARMY
34.   IC-60650X MAJOR BODHISATTWA CHAKRABARTI 10TH BATTATION THE ASSAM REGIMENT, ARMY
35.   IC-62116Y MAJOR UDAIJEET SINGH JASWAL 3RD BATTALION THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIFLES, ARMY
36.   IC-62339W MAJOR BICKY SHARMA, REGIMENT OF ARTILLARY / 29TH BATTALION THE RASHTRIYA RIFLES, ARMY
37.   IC-68100K MAJOR ANAND BOHRA, INTELLIGENCE CORPS  3 CORPS INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE UNIT, ARMY
38.   IC-70843L MAJOR VIPIN CHANDRA DANDRIYAL 3RD BATTALION THE 11TH GORKHA RIFLES, ARMY
39.   IC-63704Y MAJ AKHIL SINGHAL, 21 ENGR REGT, ARMY
40.   IC-63987L MAJ ANAND SINGH BISHT, JAT, 5 RR, ARMY
41.   JC-378410F SUB BAGANE RAJENDRA SHIVAJI CORPS OF SIGNALS (POSTHUMOUS), ARMY
42.   JC-635217A NAIB SUBEDAR JITU RAI 11TH BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES / ARMY MARKSMANSHIP UNIT, THE INFANTRY SCHOOL, MHOW (MP)

NAO SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

1.   CMDE KAMLESH KUMAR SINGH (41098-B), NAVY
2.   CMDE SUDHIR GOPALAKRISHNA (03261-K), NAVY
3.   CAPTAIN SURAJ BERRY, VSM  (03101-Y), NAVY
4.   CAPTAIN V HIREMATH (41760-H), NAVY
5.   CAPTAIN MADHU GENTELA (51104-W), NAVY
6.   COMMANDER WINGSTON MATHEWS T (03367-A), NAVY
7.   COMMANDER SIVASANKAR RAVI (03828-Z), NAVY
8.   DHARAM PAL YADAV, MCMECH I, NO. (114381-H), NAVY

VAYU SENA MEDAL (DEVOTION TO DUTY)

9.   GROUP CAPTAIN VISHNAMETTAI RAMAMURTHY VISHWANATHAN (21229) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
10. GROUP CAPTAIN ANIMESH KUMAR SINGH (21255) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
11. GROUP CAPTAIN VIPUL SINGH (21537) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
12. GROUP CAPTAIN MACHETIRA KARUMBAIAH PRAVEEN (22373) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL),  AIR FORCE
13.  GROUP CAPTAIN SANDEEP BALYAN (22699) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
14.  GROUP CAPTAIN PRADEEP ARUN SHAH (22925) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
15.  GROUP CAPTAIN VINAY PRATAP SINGH (22951) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
16.  GROUP CAPTAIN PANKAJ  MITTAL (23166) FLYING (PILOT),   AIR FORCE
17.  GROUP CAPTAIN RAJESH VARMA (23190) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
18.  GROUP CAPTAIN RATISH KUMAR (23513) FLYING (PILOT), AIR FORCE
19.  GROUP CAPTAIN SANJEEV KANWAR (23520) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
20.  GROUP CAPTAIN TAHIR HUSSAIN ABDULGANI SHAIKH (23527) FLYING (PILOT),   AIR FORCE
21.   GROUP CAPTAIN KAZA JYOTIR MAHENDRA (23762) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
22.   WING COMMANDER ASHISH KUMAR (23529) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
23.   WG CDR MUKESH KOTHARI (24047) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
24.   WING COMMANDER GOVIND BHIKAJI PATOLE (24211) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
25.   WING COMMANDER ROSHA (24241) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
26.   WING COMMANDER SIDDABATHULA GOPI MOHAN (24527) FLYING (PILOT),  AIR FORCE
27.   675144  MASTER WARRANT OFFICER ANAND PRAKASH TRIPATHI FLIGHT GUNNER,  AIR FORCE

BAR TO VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

1.     IC-35586A MAJOR GENERAL BHUPINDER SINGH SAROYA, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL/MECH INFANTRY, ARMY
2.      IC-35929L MAJOR GENERAL VINOD VASHISHT, VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, ARMY
3.    MR-04173P MAJOR GENERAL COIMBATORE SIVASUBRAMANIAN NARAYANAN, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY
4.    MR-04889N BRIGADIER PRASHANT BHARADWAJ ARMY MEDICAL CORPS,  ARMY

VISHIST SEVA MEDAL

1.   IC-34148L LIEUTENANT GENERAL RAJENDRA PRASAD RAI ARMY SERVICE CORPS, ARMY
2.   V-00347M LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGVINDER SINGH, REMOUNT VETERINARY CORPS
3.  IC-35796A MAJOR GENERAL KANWAL JEET SINGH, SENA MEDAL, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
4.  IC-38528F MAJOR GENERAL KAPIL KUMAR AGGARWAL, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
5.  IC-38641W MAJOR GENERAL JAI SHANKER MENON INFANTRY
6.  IC-38750H MAJOR GENERAL MANOJ MUKUND NARAVANE, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTER INSPECTOR GENERAL ASSAM RIFLES (NORTH)
7.  IC-38879W MAJOR GENERAL ASHWANI KUMAR, ARMY AIR DEFENCE
8.  IC-34423A MAJOR GENERAL ALOK DEB, SENA MEDAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY / HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND
9.  IC-34758X MAJOR GENERAL ARVIND KUMAR RATHEE, SENA MEDAL, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
10. IC-35167H MAJOR GENERAL YASHWANT SINGH CORPS OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER / EME SCHOOL, VADODARA
11.  IC-35566M MAJOR GENERAL MAVELIMANNIL JOHN MATHEW SENA MEDAL / REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND
12.   IC-35987P MAJOR GENERAL DEWAN RABINDRANATH SONI, INFANTRY
13.   IC-37795W MAJOR GENERAL VISHWAMBHAR SINGH CORPS OF ENGINEERS
14.   IC-37855A MAJOR GENERAL TRIBANI PARSHAD JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL DEPARTMENT
15.   IC-38305K MAJOR GENERAL KARUN KUMAR SINHA, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY
16.   IC-38590N MAJOR GENERAL SANJIV VARMA, ARMOURED CORPS
17.   IC-38746A MAJOR GENERAL ARUP SEN CORPS OF SIGNALS / HEADQUARTERS EASTERN COMMAND
18.   IC-38747H MAJOR GENERAL RAM KISHAN SAIWAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS
19.   IC-39521K MAJOR GENERAL YOGESH TRILOKCHAND JAIN, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
20.   IC-39832X MAJOR GENERAL GOPAL KRISHAN CHOPRA ARMY EDUCATION CORPS
21.   IC-39871W MAJOR GENERAL SANTOSH KUMAR UPADHYA, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTERS 59 INFANTRY DIVISION
22.   IC-40007M MAJOR GENERAL YENDURU VENKATA KRISHNA MOHAN, SENA MEDAL, INFANTRY / HEADQUARTERS 17 MOUNTAIN DIVISION
23.   IC-39751X BRIGADIER HARPAL SINGH, ARMOURED CORPS
24.   IC-39966W BRIGADIER VIRINDER SINGH RANDHAWA, CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
25.   IC-40097Y BRIGADIER RAJAN KOCHHAR ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS / CENTRAL ORDNANCE DEPOT, DEHU ROAD
26.   IC-40293Y BRIGADIER ALOK SINGH KLER ARMOURED CORPS
27.   IC-40302P BRIGADIER RAVENDRA PAL SINGH, MECHANISED INFANTRY\
28.   IC-40534N BRIGADIER MILIND N BHURKE CORPS OF SIGNALS
29.   IC-40568F BRIGADIER K UMAMAHESWAR, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
30.   IC-40623M BRIGADIER PRAMOD KUMAR SINGH, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
31.   IC-40679Y BRIGADIER AMIT KUMAR SANYAL, ARMOURED CORPS
32.   IC-40716F BRIGADIER MANOJ PANDE CORPS OF ENGINEERS
33.   IC-41105Y BRIGADIER INDEEVAR SOOD CORPS OF ENGINEERS
34.   IC-41223M BRIGADIER RAVINDRA SINGH RAWAT, 4 GORKHA RIFLE / INFANTRY
35.   IC-41507W BRIGADIER ARVIND KAPOOR, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS
36.   IC-41605W BRIGADIER RAJBANS PAL SINGH KAHLON, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
37.   IC-41896F BRIGADIER RAJENDRA V DESAI, MAHAR REGIMENT/INFANTRY
38.   IC-41926N BRIGADIER AJAY H CHAUHAN, MECHANISED INFANTRY
39.   IC-42171N BRIGADIER SAMEER KALLA 2 NAGA REGIMENT
40.   IC-42315L BRIGADIER PARAMJIT SINGH, ARMY ORDANANCE CORPS
41.   IC-42561W BRIGADIER GOPI IYER REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
42.   IC-42831A BRIGADIER RUPINDER SINGH, REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
43.   IC-43245K BRIGADIER NS RAJA SUBRAMANI, SENA MEDAL GARHWAL RIFLES/INFANTRY
44.   IC-43658N BRIGADIER HARI SINGH CORPS OF ENGINEERS
45.   IC-43702M BRIGADIER PATANJALI RAHUL ARMY AIR DEFENCE
46.   IC-44083W BRIGADIER SANJAY PURI THE GARHWAL RIFLES
47.   IC-44090M BRIGADIER VINAY DHIMAN REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
48.   IC-44095L BRIGADIER ANIL KUMAR KASHID REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
49.   IC-44175H BRIGADIER SUNEEL MORESWAR LIMAYE THE SIKH REGIMENT
50.   IC-44504M BRIGADIER GURBIRPAL SINGH THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
51.   IC-47013H BRIG DEEPAK MEHRA, KIRTI CHAKRA THE GORKHA RIFLES
52.   V-00359 BRIGADIER AMOLAK JIT SINGH, REMOUNT VETERINARY CORPS
53.   MR-04141M BRIGADIER MONOMOY GANGULY, ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
54.   MR-04790X BRIGADIER SANJAY BAGCHI ARMY MEDICAL CORPS/ ARMED FORCES MEDICAL STORES DEPOT
55.   IC-46768N COL SAMARENDRA PRATAP 2ND BATTALION THE BIHAR REGIMENT
56.   IC-48067W COLONEL RASHIM BALI SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY
57.   IC-48444F COLONEL ANAND KUMAR KV CORPS OF ELECTRONICS & MECHANICAL ENGINEER
58.   IC-48625M COLONEL GAUTAM CHAUHAN 1ST BATTALION THE GORKHA RIFLES
59.   IC-48643P COLONEL SUDHIR KUMAR SHARMA REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
60.   IC-49636L COLONEL CHARANJEEV MANJU DOGRA REGIMENT/INFANTRY
61.   IC-49884F COLONEL SUMESH SETH THE JAMMU & KASHMIR LIGHT INFANTRY
62.   IC-50060L COLONEL RAJEEV CHAWLA GRENADIERS
63.   IC-50279A COLONEL DHRAM RAJ RAI THE KUMAON REGIMENT
64.   IC-50298L COLONEL PANKAJ FOTEDAR CORPS OF SIGNALS
65.   IC-50583K COLONEL CHARAN SINGH BASWANA, CORPS OF ENGINEERS
66.   IC-52650H COLONEL SUMON KUMAR GHOSH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS / 101 ENGINEER REGIMENT
67.   IC-57187W COL SANJEEV CHOPRA 25TH BATTALION THE PUNJAB REGIMENT/INFANTRY
68.   IC-57502F COLONEL DKS SHARAWAT, VIR CHAKRA 2 NAGA REGIMENT
69.   MR-05688F COLONEL NARENDRA KOTWAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
70.   MR-05813A COLONEL UPENDRA NATH JHINGAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
71.   MR-06191W COL AMITA CHATURVEDI ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
72.   DR-10446H COL BARADA PRASANNA PANDA ARMY DENTAL CORPS
73.   IC-43364 BRIG SS KHARA, INT CORPS
74.   IC-53498M COL KARVE ANAND ANIL, 102 ENGR REGT
75.   IC-61974P LT COL CHINMAY PARIKH, EME, 6624 MAIN FLT
76.   IC-57758K LT COL RAHUL MANN, ARMY AVN, 34 R&O FLT
77.   REAR ADMIRAL BALDEV RAJ TANEJA, NM, (50711-A).
78.   CMDE SRINIVAS CHIKKERUR (50860-R)
79.   CMDE AJAY KUMAR PANDEY (02484-W)
80.   CMDE PUNEET KUMAR BAHL (02741-B)
81.   CMDE BISWAJIT DASGUPTA (02782-Y)
82.   CMDE KAPIL MOHAN DHIR (02785-B)
83.   SURG CMDE NAVEEN CHAWLA (75402-T)
84.   CMDE BR PRAKASH (03010-R)
85.   CMDE JATINDER SINGH (03218-N)
86.   CMDE B SIVAKUMAR 50992- R)
87.   CMDE ATUL ANAND (03247-B)
88.   CMDE DEEPAK BANSAL (41343-K)
89.   CAPTAIN DALIP SINGH (04174-K)
90.   CAPTAIN CYRIL THOMAS (41552-K)
91.   SURGEON CAPTAIN ROCHAN PANT (75453-H)
92.   P SAJAYAN NAIR, MCPO II CDI, No-167349 R
93.   AIR VICE MARSHAL JAI VIR SINGH (15758) LOGISTICS
94.   AIR COMMODORE OM PRAKASH TIWARI (16678)  FLYING (NAVIGATOR)
95.   AIR COMMODORE KISHORI LAL YADAV (16931) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
96.   AIR COMMODORE SANJAY BHATNAGAR VM  (17363) FLYING (PILOT)
97.   AIR COMMODORE BALVINDER SINGH SABHERWAL (17374) ADMINISTRATION / AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
98.   AIR COMMODORE SANJAY AGARWAL (17420) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
99.   AIR COMMODORE PIJUSH MUKHERJEE (17671) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
100. AIR COMMODORE NV SREENIVASA RAO (17920) ACCOUNTS
101.  AIR COMMODORE PAWAN KUMAR MOHEY (18099)  FLYING (PILOT)
102.  AIR COMMODORE ANURAG JOSHI (18280)  FLYING (PILOT)
103.  GROUP CAPTAIN BHASKAR NANDI (18188) MEDICAL
104.  GROUP CAPTAIN RAJAPANTULA SUBBARAO (18438) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)
105.  GROUP CAPTAIN AJAY SINGH PATHANIA (18594) FLYING (PILOT)
106.  GROUP CAPTAIN RAJESH NARAYAN MEDIKERI (18730) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)
107. GROUP CAPTAIN SK SRIVASTAVA (19128) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
108. GROUP CAPTAIN PADIPPURACKAL THEKKETHIL KRISHNAPILLAI SREEKUMAR, (19722) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
109. GROUP CAPTAIN KA AHAMED SANJEEB (20227) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL)
110.  GROUP CAPTAIN SANJIVE DHAKA (20600) ADMINISTRATION
111.  GROUP CAPTAIN NAND KUMAR NAIR (20680)  AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
112.  GROUP CAPTAIN HARSH BAHL (20863-F) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (ELECTRONICS)
113.  GROUP CAPTAIN DEVENDRA P HIRANI (21019) FLYING (PILOT)
114.  GROUP CAPTAIN SATHYAMOURTHY RAMANATHAN (21078)AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
115.  GROUP CAPTAIN GURSHARAN SINGH MATHARU (21276) FLYING (PILOT)
116.  GROUP CAPTAIN VASUDEVAN RAJALEKSHMI SANIL (21523) FLYING (PILOT)
117.  GROUP CAPTAIN ABHIJIT PRABHAKAR SARAPH (21427) AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)
118.  GROUP CAPTAIN INDERJEET SINGH HANSPAL (21961) ADMINISTRATION
119.  WING COMMANDER PARTHASARATHI GHANA (23452) MEDICAL
120.  SQUADRON LEADER GOPALAKRISHNAN JAYACHANDRAN (28293) ADMINISTRATION
121.  GROUP CAPTAIN VINOD MALIK (18133) ADMINISTRATION/ATC
122.  GROUP CAPTAIN SAMEER J PENDSE VM (20495)  FLYING (PILOT)
123.  GROUP CAPTAIN PVN RAVI MADHAV SARMA (20616) LOGISTICS
124.  GROUP CAPTAIN ASHISH SINGH VM (21517) FLYING (PILOT)



http://qz.com/331380/coming-soon-a-made-in-usa-republic-day-parade-in-india/
Coming soon: A “Made in USA” Republic Day parade in India
On Monday morning, the president of the world’s oldest democracy will sit through a Soviet-style celebration at the world’s largest.

Barack Obama, the first US president to attend India’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi, will watch a two-hour-long procession of India’s democratic—and military—traditions, replete with tanks, aerial acrobatics, marching bands, camels, and dancing school children.

Obama’s visit could also introduce a distinct American flavour into India’s future Republic Day parades, which so far have a strong Russian character.
Two parades rolled into one

India’s Republic Day, held on Jan. 26 every year, commemorates the adoption of its constitution, The parade takes an 8-kilometre-course, starting from Raisina Hills in the heart of Lutyen’s Delhi, and ending at the Red Fort in old city.

For more than six decades, this pageantry has lingered on, mostly unquestioned.

“It was relevant when India was new, and there was a need for building a sense of nationhood and Indian-ness. For instance, back then, Nehru’s need to consolidate the country’s multiple identities,” Ajai Shukla, a former Indian army officer and strategic affairs expert, told Quartz. “It seems to be continuing for a lack of alternative maybe.”

Nitin Gokhale, a national security analyst, has a different view. “Given that the general population feels a sense of belonging, like everyone on Jul. 4 becomes patriotic in the US, the tradition has continued,” he said.
The parade has two components. First, a display of India’s military might. The second is a procession of multi-hued tableaux representing different states and union territories.

This year, the parade will be attended by more than 100,000 Indians, and watched live on television sets by millions at home and abroad.

And even as Indians unquestionably accept the ritual, for an American spectator—perhaps, including Obama—“the parade might be reminiscent of the Red Square in Moscow or the Tiananmen Square in Beijing,” Gokhale said, “since India was never on the radar for the general American public.”
Coming to the fore

But, India knows how to please its guests. “There will be a deliberate attempt on the part of the parade planners that there are enough American weapon systems on display,” Shukla said.

That could include two major Indian acquisitions from the US—the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and the C-17 Globemaster III transport planes. Both may be exhibited alongside Russian-manufactured T-90 battle tank and the MiG-29K; the latter will be making its public debut on Monday.
“Given that the US weapon systems are new and state-of-the-art, they might as well have been in the parade anyway,” Shukla said.

India’s defence ministry spokesperson was not available for comments.
Made in America

This could be an inflection point in the US-India defence relationship, especially when the two countries are discussing production and development of defence projects together.

For decades, India had been over-dependent on Russia’s defence industry, which supplied 79% of the country’s weapons between 2008 and 2012.

The tide in slowly turning. In 2014, the US became India’s biggest arms supplier, selling $1.9 billion of equipment to New Delhi. And it’s a relationship that could grow exponentially as India looks to buy about $130 billion worth of weapons in the next seven years.

But tearing away from Russia “requires a very careful policy orientation, a deliberate effort and, dare I say, an operational doctrine of your own,” Shukla explained.

“Even now, the diversification of the weapon system is sporadic—and it is not structured in a doctrinal manner,” he added. “But it has happened enough that we can gladden Obama’s eyes with some American weapon system.”


http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/we-believe-we-are-equals-and-we-want-combat-roles/
‘We believe we are equals, and we want combat roles’ - See more at:

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/we-believe-we-are-equals-and-we-want-combat-roles/#sthash.wfYTTBc5.dpuf
When Lieutenant Commander Sandhya Chauhan, 25, walked down the Rajpath on Monday morning leading the naval contingent of 144 sailors, she was “living” her father’s dream.

The young naval officer’s grandfather served in the Indian Army and was her foremost inspiration. Though her father, Mahesh Chauhan, could not join the armed forces, both his children serve the country. Sandhya’s elder brother, Major Digvijay Cauhan, is an officer in the Indian Army.

She was part of a pioneering Republic day on Monday where an all-women contingent from each of the three forces — Army, Air Force and Navy — marched down the Rajpath.

“I am living my father’s dream today. I hope this inspires other young women in the country to join the armed forces. Many times parents have apprehensions that the job in the defence services are unsafe or that their daughters would not be treated as equals with their male colleagues. But all that is changing now,” Sandhya told Newsline.

She said her male colleagues as well as her husband, also a naval officer, have been very supportive. “Women officers are doing a brilliant job. Earlier, people had apprehensions about women commanding a contingent, but that is past now. Now there is healthy competition among officers. I am an Observer and fly aircraft.”

Sandhya come from Haryana’s Rewari district, which has one of the worst gender ratios in the country with fewer than 700 girls per 1,000 boys.

The leading marching contingent was that of women officers and cadets from the Officers Training Academy (OTA) led by Captain Divya Ajith. The Navy contingent was led by Lt Commander Priya Jeyakar and the Air Force contingent by Squadron Leader Sneha Shekhawat.

The contingents had 148 personnel each. “We believe we are equals. We have already marched for the first time on the Army Day and now another first was the Republic Day parade. And yes, we do wish to be in the combat force,” Captain Ajith, who is with the Corps of Army Air Defence, said.

Captain Ajith graduated from the prestigious OTA in Chennai in 2010. She created history by becoming the first woman in the Army to receive the coveted Sword of Honour, which is awarded to the best cadet of a course.


http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/pak-army-chief-told-us-about-indian-involvement-in-terror-115012600635_1.html
Pak army chief told US about 'Indian involvement in terror'
Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif presented evidence about alleged Indian involvement in terrorism in the country using Afghan soil to American officials during his US visit last year, a parliamentary committee was informed today.

Gen Sharif paid an extended visit of more than two weeks to the US and met several civilian and defence officials.

The Senate Defence Committee was briefed by defence secretary Lt Gen Alam Khattak in Islamabad that Gen Sharif presented vital evidence of "Indian involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan using the soil of Afghanistan".

India has rubbished Pakistan's allegation that it was fomenting terrorism in the country from Afghanistan.

The US side was also asked to take action against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah allegedly hiding in Afghanistan.

The army chief was assured that the Taliban chief would be either arrested or killed in Afghanistan.

The US also agreed to provide USD 1 billion this year under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

The committee was briefed that the US would further give Pakistan used defence equipment to meet its security challenges for which the process had already begun.

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