New Delhi: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, AVSM, GOC-in-C, on Tuesday gave away gallantry and distinguished service awards to the Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks in an Investiture Ceremony held at Udhampur.
The army in a statement said a total of 92 gallantry awards and 25vl distinguished service awards were presented to those who showed exemplary courage under extreme circumstances and performed selfless service to the nation.
"of the above gallantry awards, nineteen of them were awarded posthumously to the Next of Kin of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the service of the nation," it added.
Speaking on the occasion, the Army Commander commended all ranks of Northern Command for their dedication and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army. He also conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the brave men who made the supreme sacrifice while facing adverse situations.
The General Officer also brought out that the 'Whole of Nation Approach' has led to progressive improvement in the security situation in the UTs of J&K and Ladakh. He further added that Northern Command is in a high state of readiness to face the constantly evolving threats and challenges.
In the end, General Dwivedi expressed his gratitude to the people of J&K and Ladakh, the civil administration and the media for their unstinted support and wished for peace and contentment for the people of the regions.
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