Meet 2010's gallantry award winners
The President honoured the sacrifices of three officers and posthumously awarded them gallantry award on the eve of Independence Day. Let us meet these brave martyrs.
Major Laishram Jyotin Singh:
Singh was a doctor who was serving with the Indian mission in Afghanistan. He died while thwarting the terror attack on the Indian embassy at Kabul. Singh was awarded an Ashok Chakra.
Text courtesy: PIB
Image: An Afghan policeman jumps over debris at the site of a blast outside the Indian embassy in Kabul
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters
The brave SP who thwarted a Naxal ambush
Superintendent of Police, Vinod Kumar Choubey: Choubey led a rescue party in Rajnandgaon, where he laid down his life while trying to beat back a Naxal attack on a police outpost in Madanwara. Choubey was awarded a Kirti Chakra.
Image: The wreckage of a passenger bus blown up by a landmine in Dantewada
'He laid his life for the nation'
Image: Inset: Capt Devinder Singh Jass. Photo: Indian soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan
Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters