Gorkha soldier awarded for killing terrorist with kukri

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Apr 27, 2015, 11:21 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 8:47 am IST
Naib Subedar Kosh Bahadur Gurung of 1, Gorkha Rifles has been awarded Kirti Chakra
Shekh Shahzada Parveen, wife of constable, J&K Police Mustak Ahmed receives Shaurya Chakra from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Defence Investiture Ceremony 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday (Photo: PTI)
 Shekh Shahzada Parveen, wife of constable, J&K Police Mustak Ahmed receives Shaurya Chakra from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Defence Investiture Ceremony 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday conferred the Kirti Chakra on two Army soldiers — one of them posthumously — at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday.

The Kirti Chakra is the second-highest gallantry award in peace-time. The President also conferred the Shaurya Chakra — the third-highest gallantry award in peace-time on 12 personnel, mostly from the armed forces. The Shaurya Chakra awardees also included a J&K policeman who received the award posthumously and an inspector with the paramilitary ITBP.

 

Naib Subedar Kosh Bahadur Gurung of the 1, Gorkha Rifles, (and 15, Rashtriya Rifles)  has been awarded the Kirti Chakra for his gallantry in tackling a group of heavily-armed terrorists in J&K’s Kupwara on September 10, 2014. After shooting dead one terrorist, the soldier pulled out his ‘Kukri’ and killed a second terrorist in combat.

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