Siachen braveheart honoured with Sena Medal
New Delhi [India], Jan. 15 (ANI): Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who died after he was miraculously rescued alive from beneath tonnes of snow following an avalanche that hit his post in Siachen Glacier, was today awarded the Sena Medal.
Lance Naik Hanamanthappa's wife, Mahadevi, received the medal from Army Chief General Bipin Rawat.
Along with him, fifteen other bravehearts will be awarded gallantry awards. Five of them made the supreme sacrifice.
Below is the list of defence personnel, who will be given the award:
Major Krishna Kant Bajpai
Colonel Tarun Pathak
Lieutenant Colonel Rahul Pratap Singh
Major Dorjee Leta
Captain Vikas Panghal
Captain Sushant Sharma
Lieutenant Satish Kumar Mishra
Rifle man Raju Thapa
Rifle man Rahul Singh
Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Gulati (Posthumous)
Naib Subedar Ram Singh (Posthumous)
Lance Naik Govind Singh Mehta (Posthumous)
Lance Naik Kulwant Singh (Posthumous)
Besides, 14 Indian Army Units will be given Unit Citation for their all round performance.
The Unit Citation includes:
4 Para (SF)
9 Para (SF)
1 LADAKH SCOUTS
18 RR (RAJ RIF)
28 RR (JAK RIF)
40 RR (DOGRA)
42 RR (ASSAM)
44 RR (RAJPUT) 3 RAJPUT
14 SIKH LI
14 SIKH LI
159 FD REGT
201 ENGR REGT
43 ASSAM RIFLES (ANI)