On the Republic Day, 26 January 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind approved the gallantry awards 1 Ashok Chakra, 2 Kirti Chakras, 9 Shaurya Chakras to the Army Personals.
List of Gallantry Awards-2019
- Ashok Chakra – (1) Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani (Posthumous)
- Kirti Chakra – (2) Major Tushar Gauba, Sowar Vijay Kumar (Posthumous)
- Shaurya Chakra – (9) Lt Col Vikrant Prasher, Maj Amit Kumar Dimri, Maj Imliakum Keitzar, Maj Rohit Lingwal, Captain Abhay Sharma, Abhinav Kumar Choudhary, Lance Naik Ayyub Ali, Sepoy Ajay Kumar (Posthumous), and Sapper Mahesh HN
For Knowledge –
- This year, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is the chief guest of the parade.
- A total of 855 police personnel have also been chosen for medals.
President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) has been awarded to three personnel.
- Police Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to 146 personnel
- President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 74 personnel
- Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 632 personnel.
The CRPF, the country’s largest paramilitary force, was decorated with maximum 44 awards for bravery followed by Odisha Police at 26 medals, Jammu and Kashmir Police 25 medals and Chhattisgarh 14 medals.