Hemant Karkare: ATS Chief
Hemant Karkare, the Chief of Anti-Terrorist Squad sacrificed his life while fighting with terrorists near St. Xavier’s College and Rang Bhavan in Mumbai. The terrorists shot thrice Karkare who he died on the spot. Later, the great hero's act of bravery was acknowledged and honoured with Ashok Chakra on January 26, 2009.
Ashok Kamte: Additional Commissioner of Police
This brave and highly experienced police officer, Ashok Kamte died on the same horrific night of 26/11. He was shot dead during a terrorist encounter and in spite of being hit by multiple bullets, he did not give up and retaliated bravely. His heroic act was honoured with Ashok Chakra on January 26, 2009.
Tukaram Gopal Omble: Assistant Sub Inspector
Tukaram Gopal Omble was an Assistant Sub Inspector and retired army man who played a very important role in catching alive Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab during 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He sacrificed his life during a face off with the terrorist at Girgaum Chowpatty. The brave heart was later posthumously honoured with Ashoka Chakra.
Vijay Salaskar: Senior Police Inspector and encounter specialist
Encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar encountered around 75-80 criminals. But unfortunately on the night of 26/11, the great policeman was killed while fighting terrorists along with his colleagues Hemant Karkare and Ashok Kamte. Salaskar was later awarded with Ashoka Chakra on January 26, 2009 for his bravery and notable contribution towards the nation.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan: National Security Guards (NSG) commando
Major Unnikrishnan, a respected officer of Indian Army sacrificed his life while fighting with Pakistani terrorists on 26/11 inside the hotel Taj. Well, the brave heart was head of the mission Operation Black Tornado and team commander of 51 SAG during the 26/11 encounter. For his heroism, Unnikrishnan was posthumously honoured with Ashoka Chakra in 2009.