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Who has been Honoured with Ashoka Chakra at the 69th Republic Day 2018?
1. Hangpan Dada
2. Mukund Varadarajan
3. Mohan Goswami
4. Jyoti Prakash Nirala

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Jyoti Prakash Nirala

The Correct Answer is Jyoti Prakash Nirala.

 

  • The Ashok Chakra for the year 2018 was awarded posthumously to Indian Air Force Garud Commando Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala.
  • Corporal Nirala was killed after he shot down three terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017.

 

  • Ashok Chakra is India's highest peacetime military honor which is awarded for valor, courageous efforts, and self-sacrifice.
  • Following categories of persons are eligible for the Ashoka Chakra:
    • Men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, any of the Reserve Forces, the Territorial Army, Militia, and any other lawfully constituted forces.
    • Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
    • Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.

 

  • The order of precedence of gallantry awards is
    • Param Vir Chakra
    • Ashoka Chakra
    • Mahavir Chakra
    • Kirti Chakra
    • Vir Chakra
    • Shaurya Chakra

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