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SHAURYA CHAKRA winner LANCE NAIK BHARAT KUMAR CHHETRI

At 0300 hours on 05 September 2013, a Pakistani ‘Border Action Team’ (BAT) comprising four terrorists and four regular Pakistani soldiers at tempted to raid the tactically significant ‘Abdul Hut’ post at J&K. The BAT was detected through a Hand Held Thermal Imager and tracked till it reached within 150 meters. Lance Naik Bharat Kumar Chhettri manning the Rocket Launcher, was tasked to engage the BAT. Displaying nerves of steel and mastery over the weapon, he fired a High Explosive rocket at the BAT with exceptional accuracy. The BAT immediately scattered. The group was not seen till 0500 hours when it was again engaged and fired back at the post. L/Nk Bharat sensed that the BAT could escape and disregarding the personal danger to himself, moved to a better firing position under effective enemy fire. His second round also found its mark and scattered the BAT which was not seen thereafter. His raw courage under fire, steely nerves and field craft ensured that the enemy’s raid was foiled with one foreign terrorist and one Pakistani Havildar being killed. For the most conspicuous gallantry in face of the enemy, Lance Naik Bharat Kualmr Chhetri has been awarded India’s third highest Gallantry Award in peace time “SHAURYA CHAKRA”.

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