President Ramnath Kovind today presented Kirti Chakra to Havildar Giris Gurung (Posthumous), 4th Battalion, First Gorkha Rifles.
Havildar Gurung displayed exemplary selfless courage under fire and an unmatched spirit in killing two militants in Kupwara, J&K till his martyrdom
During a search operation in Kupwara, though bleeding profusely, he realised the threat to his team and with utter disregard for his personal safety, moved to eliminate the militant.
Though grievously injured, he eliminated another militant before succumbing
We extend our solemn salute to the brave-heart Gorkha family. It is through their sacrifices, we continue to remain safe.