List of recipients of National Gallantry and Distinguished Service Military Awards from Nagaland

Vir Chakra Medal Photo




List of recipients of various National Military Awards from Nagaland is given below for reference. There are different categories of Military Awards designated by Govt. of India. A brief description of each of the gallantry awards is given at the end of the document.

List of recipients of National Gallantry and Distinguished Military Awardees from Nagaland

A) Wartime Gallantry Awards

List of recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra from Nagaland.

PARAM VIR CHAKRA

None

MAHA VIR CHAKRA

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CAPT NEIKEZHAKUO KENGURUSE

Year of Award: 1999 (Independence Day)
Rank at time of Award: CAPTAIN
Unit: 2 Rajputana Rifles
Domicile: Nerhema, Kohima district, Nagaland, India
He is the only soldier from the Army Services Corps (ASC) to receive Maha Vir Chakra posthumously.



SEPOY IMLIAKUM AO

Year of Award: 2000 (Republic Day)
Rank at time of Award: SEPOY
Unit: 2 NAGA REGIMENT
Domicile: Mokokchung (Nagaland)

VIR CHAKRA

None

B) Peacetime Gallantry Awards

Recipients of Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakrafrom Nagaland.

ASHOKA CHAKRA

None

KIRTI CHAKRA

None



SHAURYA CHAKRA

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ATU ZUMVU

Year of Award: 2016 (Independence Day)
Rank at time of Award: SDPO
Unit: Nagaland Police
Remarks: Atu Zumvu is the first State Police Officer from Nagaland to receive Shaurya Chakra.

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CAPT. ELISEN Y JAMI

Year of Award: 2016 (Independence Day)
Rank at time of Award:CAPT
Unit: 12 PARA (Special Forces)
Domicile: Dimapur, Nagaland

MAJOR IMLIAKUM KEITZAR

Year of Award: 2019 (Republic Day)
Rank at time of Award: MAJOR
Unit: 4th Battalion, Gorkha Rifles
Domicile: Dimapur, Nagaland



C ) Peacetime Distinguished Service

Recipients of Param Vishisht Seva Medal,Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,Vishisht Seva Medal from Nagaland.

VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL (VSM

Wing Commander S Akheto Jakhalu

S AKHETO JAKHALU

Year of Award: 2019 (Republic Day)
Rank at time of Award: Wing Commander
Unit: Indian Air Force
Domicile: Nagaland

Types of Military Gallantry and Service Medals

Wartime gallantry awards

  • Param Vir ChakraHighest military award, equivalent to the Victoria Cross (which was replaced once India gained its independence).
  • Maha Vir Chakra – Second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.
  • Vir Chakra – Third in precedence in the awards for wartime gallantry.

Peacetime gallantry awards

  • Ashok Chakra Award – An Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra.
  • Kirti Chakra – Second in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards.
  • Shaurya Chakra – Third in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards.

Wartime/Peacetime service awards

  • Sena Medal
  • Nau Sena Medal
  • Vayusena Medal

Wartime Distinguished Service

  • Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
  • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
  • Yudh Seva Medal

Peacetime Distinguished Service

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Vishisht Seva Medal

A brief description of each of the gallantry awards:

PARAM VIR CHAKRA

Param Vir Chakra Medal Photo
Param Vir Chakra Medal | Image: Wikipedia
  • The Param Vir Chakra is awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Param Vir Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Naval, Military and Air Forces, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.
    b. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the Staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.

MAHA VIR CHAKRA

Maha Vir Chakra Medal Photo
Maha Vir Chakra Medal | Image: Wikipedia
  • The Maha Vir Chakra is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Maha Vir Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Naval, Military and Air Forces, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.
    b. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the Staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.

VIR CHAKRA

Vir Chakra Medal Photo
Vir Chakra Medal | Image: Wikipedia
  • The Vir Chakra is awarded for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land or at sea or in the air.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Vir Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Naval, Military and Air Forces, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.
    b. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the Staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.

ASHOKA CHAKRA

Ashoka Chakra Medal Photo
Ashoka Chakra Medal | Image: Wikipedia
  • The Ashoka Chakra 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.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Ashoka Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
    b. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
    c. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force

KIRTI CHAKRA

Kirti Chakra Medal Photo
Kirti Chakra Medal | Image: Wikipedia
  • The Kirti Chakra is awarded for conspicuous gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Kirti Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
    b. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
    c. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.

SHAURYA CHAKRA

Shaurya Chakra Medal Photo
Shaurya Chakra Medal |Image: Wikipedia
  • The Shaurya Chakra is awarded for gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Shaurya Chakra:
    a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
    b. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
    c. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.

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