President honours the braveheartsJan 27th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Lead Story, News
NEW DELHI: Two months after the terror attacks in Mumbai, six security personnel who laid down their lives fighting terrorists, were honoured with Ashoka Chakra on the 60th Republic Day on Monday.
In all, 11 security men were awarded posthumously Ashok Chakra at the investiture ceremony. It was a rather sombre moment as the wives of 10 awardees and Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s mother received the honour from President Pratibha Patil.
Ms. Patil patted and comforted the women, with some of them touching her feet. (Full Story)