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LANCE NAIK Nazir Ahmad Wani ,BAR to SENA Medal
ASHOKA CHAKRA (Posthumous)
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ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2018
Service No.
12974389N
Rank at time of Award
LANCE NAIK
Unit
JAK LI / 34 RR
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Jammu and Kashmir

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Nazir Ahmad Wani ,BAR to SENA Medal
CORPORAL JYOTI PRAKASH NIRALA
ASHOKA CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2017
Service No.
918203
Service Particulars of Awardee
Indian Air Force(Security)
Rank at time of Award
Corporal
Unit
Garud Special Forces Unit
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Rohtas(Bihar)

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CORPORAL JYOTI PRAKASH NIRALA
Tukaram Gopal Ombale
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2009 (Republic Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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Tukaram Gopal Ombale
Late Hemant Kamlakar Karkare
ASHOKA CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2009 (Republic Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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Late Hemant Kamlakar Karkare
Late Ashok Mamtrao kamte
ASHOKA CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2009 (Republic Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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Late Ashok Mamtrao kamte
Pramod Kumar Satpathy
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
2008 (Independence Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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Pramod Kumar Satpathy
MR. GENNADY MIKHAILOVICH STREKALOV
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
1984 (Republic Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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MR. GENNADY MIKHAILOVICH STREKALOV
COLONEL YURIE VASILEVICH MALYSHEV
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
1984 (Republic Day)
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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COLONEL YURIE VASILEVICH MALYSHEV
SQN LDR RAKESH SHARMA
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
1984
Service No.
12396
Service Particulars of Awardee
WG CDR RAKESH SHARMA AC (12396) F(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
SQN LDR
Father's Name
Shri DN Sharma
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Secunderabad (AP)

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SQUADRON LEADER RAKESH SHARMA (12396) FLYING( PILOT)
(Effective date of award – 3rd April 1984)

    In January, 1982, when it was decided that an Indian would go into space on a Soviet space ship, Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma volunteered for this very challenging mission. After a very rigorous selection process, which included a most exacting medical test, he was selected as one of the two cosmonaut candidates from among 150 highly qualified and experienced pilots of the Indian Air Force. After his selection, he underwent training as a cosmonaut at YURI GAGARIN CENTRE in the USSR, where he applied himself with total devotion and dedication and won acclaim from Soviet Space experts. Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma completed a most arduous training schedule, with distinction and with exceptional professionalism.

    On the 3rd April, 1984 Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian to orbit in space. He carried out all the scientific experiments planned for the joint Indo-Soviet Space Mission and other tasks assigned to him with great facility and excellence.  Sqn Ldr Sharma not only has carved out a place for himself in the space roll of honour but has brought glory and credit to the nation.
    Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma has thus displayed most conspicuous daring and courage to become the first Indian to go into space.
 

SQN LDR RAKESH SHARMA
FLT LT SUHAS BISWAS
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Award
ASHOKA CHAKRA
Year of Award
1952
Service No.
2883
Service Particulars of Awardee
FLT LT SUHAS BISWAS AC (2883) GD(P) (Deceased)
Rank at time of Award
FLT LT
Unit
GD(P)
Father's Name
Shri Samual Biswas
Mother's Name
Mrs Diana Biswas
Domicile
Kolkata (West Bengal)

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FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SUHAS BISWAS (2883) GD(P)
(Effective date of award – 3rd February 1952)

On Sunday, the 3rd February 1952, a Devon Aircraft carrying six passengers, which included the Army Commander, Western Command, the Chief of the General Staff, the Quarter-Master General, one Divisional Commander, the Military Secretary and the Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Army Headquarters, was piloted by Flt Lt Suhas Biswas on a flight from Lucknow to Delhi. Soon after the aircraft left Lucknow at about 1800 hours, the port engine developed serious trouble and caught fire.  Flt Lt Biswas tried hard to extinguish the fire but without success, so he immediately decided to force land. It was then getting dark but there was just sufficient light to choose a flat piece of ground. During the decent from 6,000 ft, the burning port engine fell out and the aircraft got out of control but Flt Lt Biswas soon succeeded in bringing the aircraft under control.  He then switched off the only engine functioning, and made a successful belly landing under the worst conditions, thus averting a major disaster.

Fully realising the gravity of the situation and in the face of certain disaster, Flt Lt Biswas’s demeanor and behaviour in the plane was inspiring. At no time did he show that he was not in complete control of the situation. His presence of mind when the plane caught fire, skillful navigation of the plane when the engine had fallen out and his courage in landing the plane on 
unreconnoitred ground in twilight showed leadership of the highest order and set a magnificent example of extreme devotion to duty.

FLT LT SUHAS BISWAS

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