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Counter-terror ops in J-K fetch security forces max gallantry medals

Action in the counter-terrorism grid of Jammu and Kashmir has fetched central security forces maximum gallantry medals amongst the 180 such decorations announced by the government on the occasion of the Independence Day. A total of 946 medals have been announced by the Union home ministry for personnel and officers of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and state police forces, out of which three have been decorated with the President s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) while 177 have been awarded the PMG. A total of 114 gallantry medals have been given to the troops deployed in the counter-terrorism operations grid in J-K while offensives in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states fetched 62 such decorations followed by 4 for counter-insurgency operations in the north eastern states, a government statement said. Nine personnel have been given these bravery medals posthumously, the statement said. The Central Reserve Police Force, like previous years, has bagged the maximum, 72

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