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इंडियन आवाज़     23 Mar 2019 02:56:22      انڈین آواز
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Major Rohit Suri awarded Kirti Chakra for surgical strikes

Our Correspondent /New Delhi

Major Rohit Suri, who led the surgical strikes against terror pads in PoK in September 2016, was awarded Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhawan.

The citation for the Parachute Regiment officer said he executed the task flawlessly and killed four terrorists in close-quarter combat.

The Kirti Chakra, which is the second-highest peacetime gallantry award, was conferred on Major Suri for his “decisive thinking, warrior ethos, exemplary leadership and courage beyond the call of duty”.His team was able to eliminate four terrorists in close-quarter combat, an official release said.

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