GALLANTRY AWARDS

March 15, 2019

President of India conferred 3 Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying courage and extreme devotion to duty.

Kiriti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra: 

  • The Kirti Chakra is awarded for conspicuous gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy. 

  • The Shaurya Chakra is awarded for gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy. 

  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra: 
    • Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces. 

    • Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces. 

    • Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.