Let's salute to our Indian Army together, We are proud to be Indian.
Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, AC born on 15 November 1986, resident in Badladih village, rohtas district, Bihar and died on 18 November 2017 in bandipara district (J & K). He was member of Guard commando force. He was posthumously awarded the Ashoka chakra. He is the first airman to receive the award for ground combat.
Nirala joined air force in 2005. His unit was deputed to the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and stationed in Jammu and Kashmir under operation rakshak.
He was awarded the Ashoka chakra on 26 January 2018 for service and exhibiting bravery in fighting the militants. He is credited with eliminating the local leadership of Lashkar-e-Taiba One of the militants killed during the operation was the nephew of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a major planner of the 2008 Mumbai attacks