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PRESIDENT APPROVES TATRAKSHAK MEDALS TO INDIAN COAST GUARD PERSONNEL

PRESIDENT APPROVES TATRAKSHAK MEDALS TO INDIAN COAST GUARD PERSONNEL

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The President of India has awarded the President's Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) and Tatrakshak Medal (TM) on the occasion of the Republic Day 2021, to the Indian Coast Guard personnel for their act of gallantry and distinguished service.

President’s Tatrakshak Medal (Distinguished Service)

  • IG Dev Raj Sharma
  • IG Arun Shrivastav

Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry) has been awarded to DIG Anurag Kaushik, Pratap Narayan, Yaduraj Yadav, Ravi Kumar.

Tatrakshak Medal (Meritorious Service) has been awarded to DIG Kailash Negi and Som Lal.

About President's Tatrakshak Medal (PTM)

  • It  is given by the president of India while the Tatrakshak Medal (TM) is generally given by the defense minister of India.
  • These are two highest awards conferred to coast guards.
  • It was originally established on 7 June 1989 to honour and encourage selfless devotion of the coast guard personnels.

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