Kirti Chakra to Gorkha soldier for tackling terrorists with khukuri in J&K

Naib Subedar Kosh Bahadur Gurung of the 1, Gorkha Rifles, (and 15, Rashtriya Rifles)  has been awarded the Kirti Chakra for his gallantry in tackling a group of heavily-armed terrorists in J&K’s Kupwara on September 10, 2014. After shooting dead one terrorist, the soldier pulled out his ‘Kukri’ and killed a second terrorist in combat.
gorkha soldier with khukuri
Gorkha soldier with khukuri
President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday conferred the Kirti Chakra on two Army soldiers — one of them posthumously — at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday.

The Kirti Chakra is the second-highest gallantry award in peace-time. The President also conferred the Shaurya Chakra — the third-highest gallantry award in peace-time on 12 personnel, mostly from the armed forces. The Shaurya Chakra awardees also included a J&K policeman who received the award posthumously and an inspector with the paramilitary ITBP.

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