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    INDIAN HONOURS HER WAR HEROES...IN AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY AT THE DARBAR HALL IN THE PRESIDENT'S?

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    INDIAN HONOURS HER WAR HEROES...IN AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY AT THE DARBAR HALL IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN NEW DELHI ON THURSDAY.THE CEREMONY WAS PRESIDED OVER BY THE PRESIDENT, DR.RADHAKRISHNAN, AND WAS ATTENDED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT, DR.ZAKIR HUSSAIN, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR.NEHRU, DEFENCE MINISTER CHAVAN AND HOME MINISTER LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI.

    THE PRESIDENT PRESENTED AWARDS FOR GALLANTRY AND BRAVERY WON IN THE BORDER CONFLICT BETWEEN INDIA AND THE CHINESE PEOPLES REPUBLIC AND WELL AS FOR THE FIGHTING IN THE CONGO AND GOA.AMONG THE MANY PEOPLE WATCHING THE CEREMONY WERE WIDOWS, SONGS AND FATHERS WHO HAD LOST MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES IN THE FIGHTING.

    HIGHEST GALLANTRY AWARDS - THE VISHISHT MEDAL CLASS 1 - WAS RECEIVED BY MAJOR GENERAL CANDETH, BRIGADIER KALYAN SINGH AND BRIGADIER RAJA.GENERAL CANDETH WON HIS MEDAL FOR WHAT WAS DESCRIBED IN THE OFFICIAL CITATION AS "ENERGY, DETERMINATION AND LEADERSHIP" WHICH CONTRIBUTED LARGELY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE OPERATION AGAINST GOA.

    BRIGADIER KALYAN SINGH "DISPLAYED COURAGE AND MILITARY SKILL OF A VERY HIGH ORDER" IN CARRYING OUT THE PLANNED WITHDRAWAL OF INDIAN TROOPS FROM TOWANG IN THE NORTH EAST FRONTIER AGENCY.

    BRIGADIER RAJA COMMANDED THE INDIAN INDEPENDENT BRIGADE GROUP IN THE CONGO.BESIDES THREE INDIAN BATTALIONS, HE HAD ETHIOPIAN, IRISH, SWEDISH, GHANAIAN AND TUNISIAN BATTALIONS UNDER HIS COMMAND.ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL CITATION BRIGADIER RAJA "SHOWED TACT AND SKILL OF A HIGH ORDER".

    ONE SMALL BOY RECEIVED THE VIR CHAKRA MEDAL IN PLACE OF HIS FATHER.SEPOY CHHIRING, WHOSE CITATION STATES HE "FOUGHT WITH COURAGE AND DETERMINATION IN ACTION AGAINST THE CHINESE LAST OCTOBER AT CHANDANI IN LADAKH.ALTHOUGH SEVERELY WOUNDED, HE STAYED AT HIS POST UNTIL HE WAS KILLED".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6266E87PDV5BQB6SPV8AGAYL2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6266E87PDV5BQB6SPV8AGAYL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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