Nineteen Para-commandos receive gallantry awardsThe Government has recognised their contribution. Nineteen Para-commandos of 4 Para and 9 Para (SF) have been awarded gallantry medals. Some of the Members will definitely remember that these two Units were involved in the surgical strike across LOC. These include one Kirti Chakra, five Shaurya Chakras and Yudh Sewa Medal for the Commanders.
Colonel Kapil Yadav, Commanding Officer, 9 Para (SF), and Colonel Harpreet Sandhu, Commanding Officer of 4 Para, were awarded the Yudh Seva Medals. Major Rohit Suri of 4 Para, who led one of the teams, was awarded the Kirti Chakra.
However, the Army did not release the citations of the awarded personnel.
In this connection, it is germane that last year also, the Para-commandos of 21 Para, who were involved in the strike against Naga insurgents inside Myanmar, received gallantry awards.