Three National Security Guard commandos, who eliminated terrorists holed up in important Mumbai landmarks during the terror attacks last November, have been recognised for their gallantry with Mention-in-Despatches.
The three Army men who were part of NSG's Operation Black Tornado, as the Mumbai anti-terrorist operation was codenamed, are Captain Ryan Chakravarty of Army Ladakh Scouts Regiment serving with 52 Special Action Group of the NSG, Capt Karamjeet Singh Yadav from Army's Regiment of Artillery ARTY/51 SAG, and Subedar S Anthony Samy of Corps of Engineers/Special Warfare School NSG.
President Prathiba Patil named the three men in the list of brave men gallantry award winners on the eve of 63rd Independence Day.
Ten terrorist from the Laskkar-e-Tayiba attacked the megapolis on November 26 last at several places including landmarks such as the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taj, Oberoi and Trident Hotels, and Nariman House. The attack left nearly 200 person, including several foreigners, dead.
On the eve of the Republic Day this January, President Patil had announced Ashok Chakra for NSG commandos Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Havildar Gajender Singh and Maharastra policemen Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte, Vijay Salaskar and Tukaram Ombale (all posthomusly), apart from several other security personnel for other gallantry medals.