Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Ashok Chakra awardees

SHRI R P DIENGDOH MEGHALAYA POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)

ASSISTANT COMMANDANT SHRI PRAMOD KUMAR SATAPATHY TRAINING-IN-CHARGE OF THE SPECIAL OPERATION GROUP ORISSA STATE ARMED POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)

IC-45618 COLONEL JOJAN THOMAS JAT REGIMENT / 45 RASHTRIYA RIFLES (POSTHUMOUS)

SHRI MOHAN CHAND SHARMA INSPECTOR, DELHI POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)

13621503 HAVILDAR BAHADUR SINGH BOHRA10TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT (SPECIAL FORCES) (POSTHUMOUS)

SHRI HEMANT KAMLAKAR KARKARE JOINT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MAHARASHTRA (POSTHUMOUS)

SHRI TUKARAM GOPAL OMBALE ASSISTANT SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE, MAHARASHTRA (POSTHUMOUS)

SHRI ASHOK MARUTRAO KAMTE ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MAHARASHTRA (POSTHUMOUS)

SHRI VIJAY SHAHADEV SALASKAR INSPECTOR, ANTI EXTORTION CELL OF CRIME BRANCH, MAHARASHTRA (POSTHUMOUS)

IC-58660 MAJOR SANDEEP UNNIKRISHNAN BIHAR REGIMENT / 51 SPECIAL ACTION GROUP (POSTHUMOUS)

4073611 HAVILDAR GAJENDER SINGH PARACHUTE REGIMENT / 51 SPECIAL ACTION GROUP (POSTHUMOUS)

LiveFist salutes all gallantry award winners today.

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

Could we get details about the circumstances under which they were awarded the AC please?

Anonymous said...

On what basis, Karkere and Salaskar for Ashoka Chakra ? Just because they are officers who died in action (like any other Taj employees) but projected in TV media more than compared to other non-officers ?

While I respect them for their sacrifice, I don't think that it is not good to award them Ashoka Chakra. If AC is awarded to Karkere, then other Mumbai policemen died in that action should also be awarded Ashoka Chakra. Not alone Mumbai policemen, all who died in action has to be awarded.

joke said...

Rest in peace, heroes

Anonymous said...

This is not to disrespect anyone who has been awarded but to bring out the Politicization of awards by this goddamn govt. of the Italian Mol and her corrupt bureaucrats.

About 40 awards since independence till 2008 and 11 dished out in one stroke in 2009.

Sheer disrespect to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the icy heights, or the jungles of the NE or the barren Deserts. Today this Award has been demeaned to the level of a political appeasement tool. Anthony, Chidambaram, Manmohan Singh and the Italian female should be tried for treason and subversion. If people sitting in vehicles can be given the award, next year the MoD should award the Ashok Chakra to any person posted to J&K.

The IAS chaps posted to the MoD must be selected by a panel of defence officers so that riff-raff is not posted there. The Defence Secretary must be handpicked by the three Service Chiefs after confirming that his record is straight and that he has no nefarious antecedents to his honour.

Did the 585 soldiers who were killed in Kargil not deserve the AC by these standards?
The Media must investigate into this and find out how such blasphemy was perpetrated. Like the names of these heroes have been published the media must also publish the photographs of those slimy MoD officials and Ministers who degraded and disrespected the honour of the country by demeaning the Ashok Chakra.

What a farce we made of ourselves this Republic day. Do we deserve to remain a Republic?

Anonymous said...

Why didn’t they award any of the Taj employees who risked their lives to save the Guests? The GM of the Taj should have been honoured since he went around rallying his team even though he had lost his family. Going by the yardstick these people also lived up to the citation.
Long time ago a young heroic girl, Neerja Bhanot was awarded the AC for battling hijackers. She deserved it and no controversies came up. Now by handing out medals for political reasons we have insulted the Honour and the person by giving it to him as an appeasement.
If scribes have the patriotism they express then they should put in their best to bring out the inner story and ensure that the Bureaucrats and the Politicians responsible for this mockery of the honour of the Country be brought to the streets.
The awards committee should have studied each citation and acted more responsibly. But then what do you expect from this country where even after 60 years we still begin our Republic day ceremonies after a traditional honouring of the Amar Jawan memorial built by the British. Maybe the British should come back, rule for another 100 years and build another one.
Or Sonia can call in her Italian Mafia.
Can any patriot in the NSA or the IB carry out a check on her antecedents? What has happened in the country in the last couple of years like selling out our Nuclear programme to the west and demoralization of the Armed forces reeks of a planned effort to disrupt and subvert the country.

Anonymous said...

By what twisted logic can Hemant Karkare and Major Unnikrishnan be equalled for presentation of Bravery Award. While the Major died during an act of supreme and deliberate bravery Karkare and company were simply shot at and killed by the terrorists. They didnt even knew that they were about to face the terrorists. By this logic Ashok Chakra should be given to all poor victims of the Nov 26 attack. OR perhaps we all know why Karkare of the now INFAMOUS ATS has been awarded.

Anonymous said...

ASHOK CHAKRA awarded to ---- An encounter specialist whose actions are still under a cloud. A training officer who was hit by a landmine while moving in a convoy. An IPS officers who was sitting next to the driver with absolutely no clue about what was happening even though he was the man who was supposed to react first and get the first information on acts of terrorism.

ASHOK CHAKRA NOT AWARDED to the unnamed Capts/ Majors/Colonels who face such situations on a daily basis and are killed or maimed.

MoD needs a shrink. This is carrying the Military bashing too far. Hope they don't get a return gift.

Anonymous said...

SOMETHING FOR OUR POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS TO MULL OVER AND UNDERSTAND IF POSSIBLE
& FOR OUR GULLIBLE COUNTRYMEN TO COMPREHEND ------
"FALSE PATRIOTISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNDRELS" Samuel Johnson

Dev said...

All you anons are idiots. A case of a policeman who dies battling a terror attack on a major city is obviously different than that of jawans battling terrorists or enemy soldiers in J&K. Soldiers are specially trained in counter insurgency ops, ordinary police aren't.

You should go back and take a look at the awards given out to the 9/11 rescue workers, policemen and firefighters and compare them with those given out to US soldiers.

Soldiers sign up for this kind of work, policemen sign up to battle criminals, not terrorists. And the Anti Terror Squad, although better equipped than the rest of Mumbai police, is not comparable in either equipment or training to the army.

All of them deserve the Ashok Chakra, and I commend the government for recognising their sacrifices.

sudeep said...

>>>> You should go back and take a look at the awards given out to the 9/11 rescue workers, policemen and firefighters and compare them with those given out to US soldiers.

Those firefighters went into the towers when they knew that they could come down any instant. Hell, they went into the second tower after the first came down, into near certain death.

What did Hemant Karkare/Kamte/Salaskar do that was comparable? They walked into an ambush?...

This is a political award to silence the criticism of the botched up Malegaon investigation by Karkare and his group.

Anonymous said...

Dev said: whatever
The Police personnel are also trained in the basics of firearms but what about the employees of the TAJ? Going by your arguments they should be awarded something better that the Policemen.
As usual we have to compare everthing with the US. The awards given there were not of the class of the AC. In India we have the Police Medal for Gallantry and the Presidents Police Medal for Gallantry. Did the Police feel that their Medal is too down market. They should have been given these medals and the civilians like the CST announcer and the GM TAJ etc could have been given the AC. They stood out and did not get hit incidentally. In fact even amongst the Policemen some like Omble and Kamte deserved it but this list was too much.And you want to justify it by calling everyone idiots. Maybe you should introspect - if you can

AGworld said...

Not all have died gallantly -- some have died cheaply, underestimating a very lethal foe.

All have been awarded posthumously, and its likely that all of them have died in vain.

We're still unable to give ourselves the radical surgery required to excise the cancer of terrorism (principally islamic, followed by maoist-naxal, followed by LTTE, in that order of lethality).

More will continue to die -- we should tell them not to, till we put our house in order.

Anonymous said...

Dev, going by your logic, Taj employees, who resisted terrorists, should also get Ashoka Chakra. If you carefully go thru the list, out of the 9 killed only few got AC medal. Does that mean other policemen, who died & didn't get AC,are trained and properly equipped ?

Stop bashing others without analysing properly.

Anonymous said...

people who give ac dosent know on what basis this has to be given nor standards have been set for that u know why awards are political weapons and this is a clear example for that..........

Anonymous said...

All of you sweets!! I now have a brainwave that the commendable(Condemnable) job by our media pers like barkha dutt and co were not even awarded AC or KC at least. They were braving enemy action or action along with the enemy? My dear friends, You see It is election year Therese bravehearts need some mention in election time for grabbing votes. Mind It.So Poor Vijender and Sushil kumar Bronze is too cheap an achievement to get you Padma shree too!

Anonymous said...

The official website of the Indian Army has this about the Ashok Chakra.
http://www.indianarmy.nic.in/index_award1.htm
Ashoka Chakra
1. 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. The decoration may be awarded posthumously.
2. If a recipient of the Chakra shall again perform such an act of gallantry as would have made him or her eligible to receive the Chakra, such further act of gallantry shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended and, for every subsequent act of gallantry, an additional Bar shall be added and every such Bar, a replica of the Chakra in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.
3. Officers, 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.
4. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
5. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life, other than members of Police Forces and of recognized Fire Services.
6. Rs 1400/-pm and each bar to the decoration Rs 1400/-pm to all recipients.

This is because the Police and Fire Services have their own medals for gallantry.

ARE THEY SO ASHAMED TO WEAR THE MEDALS AUTHORISED TO THEM THAT THEY NEED THE ASHOK CHAKRA TO RECOGONISE THEMSELVES.

Under the Bureaucrats India is slowly becoming a dictatorship, the only difference is that the Bureaucrats are behaving like Martial law administrators sans uniform and jackboots.
The British left behind these wily snakes and they continue to spread poison to rule like the Raj.

THE MEDIA MUST ENQUIRE INTO WHY THIS DEVIATION FROM PROTOCOL WAS CARRIED OUT AND WHY THE POLICE SERVICES FEEL ASHAMED OF WEARING THEIR OWN MEDALS. AS IT IS THEY APE UNIFORM BADGES OF RANK WORN BY MILTARY PERSONNEL THE WORLD OVER.

SHIV CAN YOU? OR WILL YOU BE MUTED TOO?

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS - FLASH

RAMALINGA RAJU TO BE AWARDED THE AC FOR HIS EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP IN THE REVOLUTION IN CORPORATE AFFAIRS. SONIA GANDI HAS PERSONALLY RECOMENDED HIM FOR THIS AWARD AND THE BYPASS MAN HAS, AS USUAL, BEEN BYPASSED. THE OTHER THREE MONKEYS OF GANDHI (SONIA) ARE AS USUAL SEEING NO EVIL - HEARING NO EVIL AND TALKING NO EVIL - ONLY SEE-HEAR-TALK BULLSHIT.

SATHYAM EVEM JAYATE

WITH THIS GOVT. OF THE ITALIAN MADAMME AND WIMPY SINGH YOU CAN EXPECT ALL THE LINGA's TO GET THE AWARDS.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said--- 8:30 PM

Shiv - Maybe your channel could make this 'Refreshingly Different'.
Tell me, is there a gag on you guys or are you just too scared when reporting on facts about the Armed forces. I don't see the same hesitation when the murder of a young girl is senstationalised.

captainjohann said...

I was told that either Mrs.Diengdoh and her two kids or Mrs Gajendra singh and her two kids were not allowed inside Rashtrapathi bhwan for some function as kids were not allowed inside.I used to wonder at the sheer insensitivity of our political bosses to the family of our men who die in harness and for them this oaccasion is once in liftime.It is not necessary babus and somany topbrass of military to attend these functions.
Except constable Odumbe, none of the other policemen showed bravery for Ashok chakra though they could be given police medal for bravery for their sacrifice.

rajat said...

I clearly fail to understand why was Ashok Chakra given to those IPS officers who did absolutely nothing.Giving AC to NSG people is very much justified but not that of giving to the IPS officers.
I myself have been fortunate enough to know one Army personnel who is no more and had been awarded the AC.But this had come at a cost of getting about 30 bullets in his body and killing about 10 terrorists in Kashmir.I feel that the bravery of such Heroes are insulted by giving AC to anyone and everyone.
I only wish our govt. can become a bit more sensible.

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