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The daredevil fighter pilot who survived a Pakistani bullet

IMAGE: Fighter Pilot D K Parulkar receives the Vayu Medal from Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh. Flying Officer Dilip K Parulkar won a gallantry medal in the 1965 War. Five years later, he spent......

Surgical strike heroes honoured with Kirti, Shaurya Chakras

Nineteen soldiers of the 4 and 9 Parachute Regiment, the Special Forces units which undertook the daring cross-border surgical strike across the Line of Control, have been awarded gallantry......

8 Myanmar raid personnel among 67 to get gallantry medals

Eight personnel of the 21 Para Regiment, which had undertaken a daring operation just inside Myanmar territory following the Manipur ambush, were among 67 for whom President Pranab Mukherjee on......

Ashok Chakra for late Major Mukund Varadarajan

An army major, who killed two terrorists in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, has been posthumously conferred the highest peacetime gallantry medal Ashok Chakra on the occasion......

The Great Escape: India's unsung war heroes

Three Indian Air Force fighter pilots held as Prisoners of War in a jail in Rawalipindi made a heroic escape. They reached as far as the Pak-Afghan border in Pakistan’s Wild West -- within......

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