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Lance Naik Nazir Wani awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously

Published on January 28, 2019
India's highest peacetime gallantry honour, Ashoka Chakra was awarded to Lance Naik Nazir Wani posthumously.
Lance Naik Nazir Wani awarded Ashoka Chakra posthumously
  • The award was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind and was received by Wani's wife and mother at the Republic Day celebrations held at Rajpath. 
  • Lance Naik Nazir Wani also holds the distinction of being the first Kashmiri to be conferred the Ashoka Chakra.

About Lance Naik Nazir Wani's supreme sacrifice:

  • Lance Naik Nazir Wani single-handedly killed two terrorists during the Shopian operation and injured a third one despite receiving serious injuries.
  • Lance Naik Nazir Wani prevented the escape of the terrorists from the target house. 
  • He made a huge contribution in neutralising six hardcore terrorists.
  • In the process, he sacrificed his life.

About Ashoka Chakra:

  • Ashoka Chakra is India's highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield and it is the peacetime equivalent of Param Vir Chakra which is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacifice in the battlefield.


Q. Lance Naik Nazir Wani was posthumously awarded which of India's highest peacetime gallantry honour by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Republic Day celebrations?
a. Ashoka Chakra
b. Param Vir Chakra
c. Vir Chakra
d. Shaurya Chakra
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