A Philatelic Tribute to Ashok Chakra Winners

A Philatelic Tribute to Ashok Chakra Winners

                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India   today celebrates 59th Anniversary of Republic Day. The Government announced the award of 11 Ashok Chakra  Medals . Ashok Chakra is the Highest Peacetime Gallantry Award of Republic Of India . It is Awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.  The decoration may be awarded posthumously

 

The Award winners  who will be honoured by  The President of India on behalf of a grateful Nation on 26 January 2009 are

 

COLONEL    JOJAN THOMAS                                 (POSTHUMOUS)

MAJ SANDEEP UNNIKRISHNAN,  NSG               (POSTHUMOUS)

HAV GAJENDER SINGH, PARA,  NSG                    (POSTHUMOUS)

HAV BAHADUR SINGH BOHRA                              (POSTHUMOUS)

            SHRI HEMANT KARKARE                           (POSTHUMOUS)

            SHRI A M KAMTE                                                    (POSTHUMOUS)

            INSPECTOR M C SHARMA, DELHI POLICE         (POSTHUMOUS)

            INSPECTOR V S SALASKAR, MUMBAI POLICE (POSTHUMOUS)

            ASI  T G OMBALE , MUMBAI POLICE                     (POSTHUMOUS)    

            ASST COMDT PK SATPATHY, ORISSA                  (POSTHUMOUS)

            SH  R P DIENGDOH, DSP,MEGHALAYA POL       (POSTHUMOUS)

 

 

Apart from 2009 awardees  a  total of 41 Personnel have been awarded the Ashok Chakra from 1950 till 2008 which includes  37 Army Personnel , Two Air Force Personnel, One Police Personnel (Sh Randhir Prasad Verma ) and One Civilian (Neerja Bhanot ).

 

We Salute these Great Personnel , who in many cases made the Supreme sacrifices for our Well being  and laid down their lives  to protect their Countrymen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

China Expeditionary Force India ovpts on stamps of Queen Victoria

Military Stamps-China Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) opt.on stamps of Queen Victoria

China Expeditionary Force (C.E.F),3p., 1/2a and 1a. in vertical gutter blocks of six fine mint never hinged

China Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) 2a.,2 1/2a.,3a., in vertical gutter block of six fine mint never hinged

First Day Cover – Gallantry Awards

First Day Cover – Gallantry Awards

Great Britain issued a set of Five stamps on 11 Sep 1990 ,each 20p denomination and depicting the Gallantry awards. The first day cover has the George Cross design and it also marks the 50 th Anniversary of George Cross. The Awards are

Victoria Cross      A total of 153 members of British Indian Army were awarded the Victoria Cross between 1857 and 1947.

George Cross

Distinguished Service Cross and Service Medal

Military Cross and Military Medal

Distinguished Flying Cross and  Distinguished Flying Medal

Recent APS Covers

New APS Cover issued during August -2008

HQ 19 Infantry Brigade,Centenary Celebrations 2008 .Issued on 19 Aug 2008. Serial no 24/2008

8th Battalion The Madras Regiment-Diamond Jubilee. issued on 20 Aug 2008. Serial no 25 /2008