New Delhi [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) CoBRA commandos of 209 battalions will be awarded the Shaurya Chakra for an anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand’s Latehar district in which six Maoists were killed. Also Read - Ishan Kishan Blasts 94-Ball 173 Ahead of IPL 2021; Shatters Several Records

The operation took place on November 23, 2016. A heavy assortment of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the Naxalites. Also Read - Jharkhand Allows 100% Attendance in Govt Offices, Cinema Halls to Reopen at 50% Seating Capacity

Assistant Commandant Vikash Jakhar and Sub-Inspector Riyaz Alam Ansari would be awarded for their exceptional act during the operation. Also Read - New Delhi, Goa and Mumbai Top Booked Destinations by Indians During Valentine’s Week

The Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime military award after the Ashoka Chakra and the Kirti Chakra. (ANI)

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