Awarded for his heroism at the Republic Day, Colonel MN Rai martyred in J&K militancy confrontation

Colonel Munindra Nath Rai

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Q1: What is the name of Army Officer who died after receiving Gallantry Medal?

Ans: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai.

Q2: What is the name of Army Officer who awarded with Gallantry Medal on 26th Jan, 2015?

Ans: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai.


Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, An army officer who was awarded a gallantry medal on Republic Day, 26th Jan, 2015, died after a gunfight with Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, a policeman and two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were also killed in the fierce gunfight on 27th Jan, 2015.

As per the reports, he was awarded Yudh Seva medal for his role in a gunbattle with militants in south Kashmir in 2014.

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