A elite commando of the Army’s Special Forces, Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, credited with having wiped out 10 militants in an operation that endured over a week in the wildernesses of Kupwara has been awarded the Ashok Chakra, the nation’s most noteworthy peace time gallantry honour, posthumously.
An unarmed jawan of the Defence Security Corps, Sepoy Jagdish Chand, who contended energetically with intensely equipped activists by grabbing a rifle from one of the terrorists amid Pathankot airbase fear attack early this month was also presented the Kirti Chakra.
On September 2, 2015, Goswami was occupied with a furious experience with terrorists stowing away in the Haphruda woods in Kupwara, North Kashmir.
“Two of Goswami’s comrades were injured. Undaunted by the volley of fire, he promptly hurried to rescue them and, regardless of getting terribly injured, he disposed of two terrorists as well as spared the lives of his friends,” as per the announcement issued by the Ministry of Defense.
Ashok Chakra For Soldier Who Killed 10 Ultras in 11 Days
On the eve of 67th Republic Day, the President affirmed honors of 365 Gallantry and other Defense embellishments to Armed Forces work force.
One Ashoka Chakra, 4 Kirti Chakras, 11 Shaurya Chakras, one Bar to Sena Medal and 48 Sena Medal get valor for year 2016 alongwith Four Nao Sena Medal and two Vayu Sena Medal for heroism notwithstanding 29 Param Vashisth Sewa Medal and 5 Uttam Yudh Sewa Medals. The greater part of award were given to work force from Special Forces in Kashmir.