Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Nepalese brave soldier offered "Ashok Chakra: the highest Military Award in Indian Army"

Havildar Bahadur Singh Bohra

New Delhi, Jan 25: President on Sunday named Havildar Gajendra Bahadur Singh Bohra of 10 Parachute Regiment for Ashok Chakra posthumously. A counter-insurgency operation in Jammu and Kashmir in September last, Army Special Forces commando Bohra was the squad commander of an assault team deployed in the Lawanz area. Bohra observed a group of terrorists at around 6.15 hours and moved quickly to intercept them. In the process, he came under heavy hostile fire. Undaunted, he charged at the terrorists and killed one of them. However, he suffered severe gun shot wounds. Refusing evacuation, he continued with the assault and killed two more terrorists at extremely close range. However, he later succumbed to injuries. For his act of bravery, he gets the Ashok Chakra, which would be presented to his next of kin at the Republic Day Parade on Monday by President Pratibha Patil.
He is Nepalese person working in Indian Army however he has not been recognized from his citizenship but as the member of Indian Army.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The picture is of Maj. Sandeep Unnikrishnan, NSG commando, who also received the Ashoka Chakra.
Please find the right picture.