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.
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.
FIH goofs up with Indian national flag, omits Ashoka Chakra
Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:41 PM
Organisers of the Women's Hockey World Cup placed the Indian national flag without the Ashoka Chakra during a photoshoot with the teams' captains before the kick-off of the tournament. The mistake was later rectified and a new photo was published by England Hockey's official Twitter handle. India is participating in the Women's World Cup for the seventh time.