Odia Jawan Conferred Posthumous Kirti Chakra

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry medal, on Odia CRPF jawan Pradeep Kumar Panda at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

The posthumous gallantry medal was received by Panda’s wife.

A native of Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district, Panda was martyred while fighting heavily armed terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in 2017. Panda was attached to the CRPF’s 132 battalion and had joined the paramilitary force in 2006.

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