Kashmiri Ikhwani turned army man to be conferred with Ashok Chakra



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Nazir Ahmad Wani

Killed in November Nazir Ahmad Wani, Ikhwani turned army man will be conferred with Ashoka Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award in India.

Wani a resident of Ashmuji area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was killed in an encounter in Shopian last year.

As per official reports, Wani was part of anti-militancy operation in south Kashmir who was a government gunman before being inducted in the army in 2004.

Established in 1952, Ashoka Chakra is awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.

Who is eligible for this award.

  1. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
  2. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
  3. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.

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