Arun Jaitley Hosts Reception For Gallantry Awardees


New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hosted a reception for the armed forces personnel who were conferred gallantry awards.

President Pranab Mukherjee had yesterday awarded Kirti Chakra, Saurya Chakra and other awards to armed forces personnel at an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Major Rohit Suri, who led the army team that carried out the daring cross-border surgical strike last year, was awarded Kirti Chakra, which is the second highest peacetime gallantry award.

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Naib Subedar Vijay Kumar, who was also a part of the team which carried out the surgical strike in September last year, was given the Shaurya Chakra