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Lance Naik Nazir Wani, Kashmiri terrorist-turned-soldier, to get Ashoka Chakra posthumously

The highly-decorated soldier had already received the Sena Medal twice for his gallantry against terrorists.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: January 24, 2019 11:35 IST
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Lance Naik Nazir Wani

Kashmiri terrorist-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was martyred after killing 6 terrorists in Kashmir valley, will be conferred with this year’s Ashoka Chakra, the highest peace time gallantry award. 

The highly-decorated soldier had already received the Sena Medal twice for his gallantry against terrorists.

A resident of Cheki Ashmuji village in Kulgam, he is survived by his wife and two children.

Ashok Chakra is the highest peacetime gallantry award in the country, followed by the Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra, respectively.

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