Sixteen Army personnel of the South Western Command were on Friday conferred gallantry awards for their acts of bravery and exceptional devotion to duty. The awardees included six officers, one junior commissioned officers and nine soldiers, said defence spokesperson Lt Col Amitabh Sharma.
One of the personnel was conferred the award posthumously, he added. The awards were conferred by South Western Army commander Lieutenant General Alok Kler, said the spokesperson.
Lt Gen Kler gave ten Sena Medals (Gallantry), two Sena Medals (Distinguished) and four Vishisht Seva Medals to the Army personnel in an Investiture Ceremony held in Alwar.
The Army commander also conferred citations to 23 Units of the South Western Command for their exemplary performance, said Lt Col Sharma.