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President Ram Nath Kovind presents Gallantry Awards, other service decorations

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday presented the Gallantry Awards and other distinguished service decorations at the Defence Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. The Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra were the two Gallantry Awards given on Thursday. Kirti Chakra is India’s second highest peacetime gallantry award and the Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime gallantry award.

Fifteen officers and jawans from the Army and CRPF were also decorated with the Shaurya Chakra. Besides these, Param Vishisht Seva Medal was given to 15 officers, Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal to one and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal to 25 officers.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were present on the occasion.