Ashoka Chakra (Medal):

The Ashoka Chakra (Medal) is India's highest peacetime gallantry award. This honor is given to soldiers and civilians for exceptional valor, bravery or sacrifice. It can also be given posthumously. The Ashok Chakra is for all, soldiers and civilians, for gallantry in a non-war context. The award is given at three levels of excellence. From the year 1960, the order of awarding Sena Medal was started. It was ensured to give this medal separately for the Army, Air Force and Navy.

Quick Info About Ashok Chakra Award:

Category of award Valor
Establishment year 1952
Prize money Monthly allowance of Rs 1400
First winner Suhas Biswas, Bachitar Singh, Narbahadur Thapa (1952)
Winner of the Year 2022 ASI Babu Ram
Description The Ashok Chakra is India's highest peacetime gallantry medal

Ashok Chakra (Medal) 2022:

The President of India posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra to ASI Babu Ram of the Jammu and Kashmir Police for his excellence, bravery, devotion to duty and dedication. ASI Baburam's wife Reena Rani and son Manik were presented with the award by the President of India on Republic Day 2022.

History of Ashoka Chakra (Medal):

The Ashoka Chakra (Medal) is awarded to an army soldier, a civilian, living or posthumously. Since independence, 67 people have been awarded the Ashoka Chakra. This honor was established on 04 January 1952. Then its name was 'Ashoka Chakra, Varga-1'. In 1967, the condition of class was removed from this honor and three of its honors were declared. They were named 'Ashoka Chakra', 'Kirti Chakra' and 'Shaurya Chakra'. From 01 February 1999, the Central Government fixed a monthly allowance of Rs 1400 for the Ashok Chakra.

List of persons honored with Ashoka Chakra since 1952 till date:

Year Name of the honoree
2022 ASI Babu Ram
2019 Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani
2017 Jyoti Prakash Nirala
2016 Havaldar Hangpan Dada
2015 Mohan Goswami
2014 Mukund Varadarajan
2014 Neeraj Kumar Singh
2013 LK Prasad Babu
2012 Navdeep Singh
2011 Laishram Jyotin Singh
2010 Rajesh Kumar
2010 D. Shriram Kumar
2009 Mohit Sharma
2009 Bahadur Singh Bohra
2009 Hemant Karkare
2009 Vijay Salaskar
2009 Ashok Kamte
2009 Tukaram Omble
2009 Gajendra Singh Bisht
2009 Sandeep Unnikrishnan
2009 Mohan Chand Sharma
2009 Joanne Thomas
2009 R. P. Diengdoh
2009 Pramod Kumar Satpathy
2008 Dinesh Raghu Raman
2007 Radhakrishnan Nair Harshan
2007 sardine red
2007 Vasant Venugopal
2004 Triveni Singh
2004 Sanjog Chhetri
2002 Surinder Singh
2002 Rambir Singh Tomar
2001 Kamlesh Kumari
2000 Sudhir Kumar Walia
1997 Puneet Nath Dutt
1997 Shanti Swaroop Rana
1996 Arjun Singh Jasrotia
1995 Rajeev Kumar June
1995 Sujjan Singh
1995 Harsh Uday Singh Gaur
1994 Neelakantan Jayachandran Nair
1993 Rakesh Singh
1992 Sandeep Sankhla
1991 Randhir Prasad Verma
1987 Neerja Bhanot
1985 Tshering Motup
1985 Nirbhay Singh
1985 Bhavani Dutt Joshi
1985 Ram Prakash Roperia
1985 Jasbir Singh Raina
1985 Bhukant Mishra
1985 Rakesh Sharma
1984 Gennady Strekalov
1984 Yuri Malyshev
1981 Cyrus Addi Peethawala
1974 Gurunam Singh
1972 Umaid Singh Mehra
1969 Jas Ram Singh
1965 Jia Lal Gupta
1962 Kharka Bahadur Linibu
1962 Man Bahadur Rai
1958 Eric James Tucker
1958 Jaish Bajirao Sakpal
1957 J R Chitnis
1957 P M Raman
1957 Joginder Singh
1956 Sundar Singh
1952 Suhas Biswas
1952 Bachitter Singh
1952 Narbahadur Thapa

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The Ashoka Chakra (medal) is India's highest peacetime gallantry award. This honor is given to soldiers and civilians for extraordinary heroism, bravery or sacrifice. The first Ashok Chakra winners were Suhas Biswas, Bachittar Singh, Narbahadur Thapa.

Jyoti Prakash Nirala was awarded the K Ashoka Chakra in the year 2017. He was a member of the Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force. He was the third person from the Indian Air Force to receive this honor after Suhas Biswas and Rakesh Sharma.

The Ashok Chakra (medal) is awarded to military personnel, civilians, whether alive or posthumously. Since independence, 67 people have been awarded the Ashok Chakra. This honor was established on 04 January 1952.

Rakesh Sharma was awarded the 1885 Ashoka Chakra. On retirement from the rank of Wing Commander, Rakesh Sharma worked as a test pilot in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

The first Indian woman to be awarded the Ashoka Chakra was Neerja Bhanot. Neerja was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry award, by the Government of India for this amazing bravery and courage.

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