SRINAGAR, Jan 25 - Elite commando of the Army�s Special Forces, Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami has been awarded Ashok Chakra, the country�s highest peacetime gallantry honour, for laying down his life while saving his two colleagues during an encounter with militants in Kashmir last year.
This was stated by a Defence Ministry spokesman here in a statement.
�He embodied soldiering, stood for it while he lived, and even in death. The martyrdom and indeed the selfless gallantry of Late Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami of the elite Special Forces received a deserving recognition from a proud nation,� the spokesman said about the award announced on the eve of the 67th Republic Day. � PTI