Decorations For Siachen Pioneers Pilots

The government today awards the Late Major Chandra Shekhar Singh and Major Amit Mohindra India's third highest peacetime gallantry award, the Shaurya Chakra. The two officers were in a crash when their Cheetah helicopter went down after unloading supplies at the dangerously placed Bhim Post on the Saltoro massif flanking the Siachen glacier, the world's highest altitude battlefield. While Maj Singh was killed in the crash, Maj Mohindra was severely injured but survived.

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