28-01-2018 07:00 AM
Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala killed two terrorists before succumbing to gunshots
Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala was part of a Garud Special Forces Unit of the Indian Air Force. Last November, specific intelligence reported terrorists hiding in Bandipora district in Kashmir. The Garud detachment covertly approached the target house where the terrorists were hiding and laid a close quarter ambush. Corporal Nirala, showed exceptional battle craft and courage when he positioned himself close to the approach of the hideout so that terrorists could not escape.
Defence ministry stated that "Laying the ambush at such close quarters demanded a very high degree of courage and professional acumen.” Disregarding personal safety, he fired and gunned down two category. A terrorist and injured two others before succumbing to fatal gunshots. President Ram Nath Kovind on Republic Day awarded India's highest peacetime military decoration Ashok Chakra posthumously to Corporal Nirala. The award was received by his wife Sushmanand and his mother and his mother Malti Devi at Rajpath.