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Meet the martyrs honoured by the President on I-Day

Last updated on: August 15, 2010 20:02 IST

Meet 2010's gallantry award winners

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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
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The brave SP who thwarted a Naxal ambush

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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
Photographs: Reuters
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'He laid his life for the nation'

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Captain Davinder Singh Jass: Jass laid down his life during an operation against terrorists in Kashmir, where he saved the lives of two of his comrades and killed a terrorist in hand to hand combat. Jass was awarded a Kirti Chakra.

Image: Inset: Capt Devinder Singh Jass. Photo: Indian soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan
Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters
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