359 Armed Soldiers to get Gallantary and Service Awards on Republic Day

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved 359 gallantry and service awards for armed forces personnel on the eve of the 64th Republic Day, an official release said Friday.

These include a Kirti Chakra for Major Anup Joseph Manjali of 24th Bn of Rashtriya Rifles, 11 Shaurya Chakras, 56 Sena Medal (Gallantry) for army personnel, a Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) for the navy, a Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), and three Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for air force personnel.

The other awards for distinguished service include 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, three Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, six Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 44 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 12 Yudh Seva Medal, two Bars to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 37 Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty), one Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), seven Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medals (Devotion to Duty), four Bar to Vishisht Seva Medals and 116 Vishisht Seva Medals.