Lt Cdr Alok Kumar Sahu

Lt Cdr Alok Kumar Sahu hailed from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri PL Sahu and Smt Rama, Lt Cdr Sahu had a younger brother Deep Kumar Sahu. Lt Cdr Sahu since his childhood, had always nursed the idea of joining the armed forces

Flt Lt Krishnamoorthy Praveen SC

Flt Lt Krishnamoorthy Praveen hailed from Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. He was the only son of Smt Manjula who was working as an Office Superintendent at Southern Railway. He was disciplined and meritorious while studying at the TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He finished

Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor VM

Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor hailed from Delhi and was born on 27 April 1986. Son of Shri Naresh Kapoor and Smt Lata Kapoor, Flt Lt Tapan grew up in Delhi and studied at Ramjas School Delhi. Known by his nickname ‘Tony” among his friends and

Sgt Sudhakar Yadav VM

Sgt Sudhakar Yadav hailed from Asharfabad village in Sant Kabeer Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri Mahanand Yadav and was serving with the 157 Helicopter unit of the IAF when the tragedy struck at Kedarnath in the year 2013.   Mi-17 Helicopter Crash: 25 June

JWO Akhilesh Kumar Singh VM

Junior Warrant Officer Akhilesh Kumar Singh hailed from Amethi district in Uttar Pradesh. He was recruited into the Indian Air Force as an airman and got trained in the technical stream. He later got trained as a Flight Engineer and got posted to a front-line

Major Vineet Verma

Major Vineet Verma hailed from Prayagraj (Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh, but spent his early childhood in Bihar and Jharkhand. Son of Shri DK Verma and Smt Meera Verma, he was born on 12 Aug 1979 at Patna and had a younger brother Vikram as his

Havildar Bharat Sasmal

Havildar Bharat Sasmal hailed from Patospur village of Howrah district in West Bengal. He wanted to serve in the Armed Forces since his childhood and following his passion, he eventually joined the army after completing his school education. He was recruited into the 9 Mech

Naib Subedar Shiv Kumar Pal

Naib Subedar Shiv Kumar Pal hailed from Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. Son of an army veteran Captain TR Pal (Retd) and Smt Sita Laxmi, he had three brothers Ashok, Pradeep, and Devendra, and a sister Indu as his siblings. As his father served in

Lt Col Mahipal Singh

Lt Col Mahipal Singh Pilania hailed from Surehati Pilania village in the Mahendergarh district of Haryana. Son of Shri Ranjit Singh and Smt Janaki Devi, Lt Col Mahipal Singh got selected to join the Army after completing his education. He had the distinction of becoming

Havildar Heera Lal

Havildar Heera Lal hailed from Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh and joined the army after completing his school education. He was recruited into the 9 Mech Inf battalion of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its dauntless soldiers and numerous battle exploits.