Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
Award Name : Ashoka Chakra
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Military
Location : Kupwāra, Kashmir, India
Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh was an Indian Army brave heart who served in the 57 Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles and was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime military decoration on 26 January 2015.The Army man, while leading a search operation at Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir on August 24, 2014, came under heavy fire from terrorists. He rescued an injured Army person and shot dead one of the terrorists.
President Pranab Mukherjee also posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra to Major Mukund Varadarajan of the 44th Battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles, which was announced on Independence Day last year for his show of exceptional courage while leading an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir.He was awarded India's Highest Peacetime Gallantry Award- Ashoka Chakra, shared with Major Mukund Varadrajan on 26 January 2015, Republic Day.