A total of 17 officers, junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and soldiers including one war widow were presented with gallantry and distinguished awards by Lieutenant General A K Sahni, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command, an official statement said.
The awardees included officers and other ranks from all parts of the country, and from all denominations of the society.
The Army Commander congratulated all the awardees on being felicitated and upholding the national spirit of integration.
At the investiture ceremony, 11 Sena Medals were awarded for individual act of bravery and exceptional devotion to duty, two Sena Medals and four Vishisht Sewa Medals were awarded for distinguished service of a high order, it said.
A total of 14 Officers and three JCOs and other Ranks were felicitated, the statement added.
Few of the brave hearts felicitated include Major P N Sujay Kumar and Sepoy Raghuwinder Singh who while performing their duties in Chirang district in Assam displayed exceptional courage, field craft and determination and gunned down terrorists at a close range.