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Lance Naik Nazir Wani gets Ashok Chakra

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:48 PM

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani has been posthumously awarded Indias highest peace time gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra, it was announced on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Wani's wife Mahajabeen. On November 25 last year, Lance Naik Wani was participating in a counter-terrorist operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near Batgund in the Kashmir Valley.
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Ashok Chakra for Odisha cop who sacrificed life fighting Maoists

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:52 PM

An Assistant Commandant of the Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) has been conferred with the Ashok Chakra posthumously for sacrificing his life fighting with Naxals, Home Ministry officials said. Assistant Commandant Pramod Kumar Satpathy laid down his life on February 16, 2008, during a firefight between security forces and the Maoists in the Ganjam district and adjoining areas of Phulbani district.