Republic Day: 777 personnel to be awarded police medals, 100 for gallantry

| Updated: Jan 25, 2017 06:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 25 (ANI): A total of 777 security personnel, including the police and paramilitary force, will be awarded medals on the occasion of 68th Republic Day while 100 personnel will be handed the gallantry awards. Jammu and Kashmir tops the list of the gallantry awards with 32 Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG), followed by Andhra Pradesh-12, Assam-four, Chhatisgarh-seven, Delhi-three, Jharkhand-nine, Manipur-four, and Uttar Pradesh-seven. Out of the 100 PMGs, 10 have been decorated posthumously. Apart from the police force, the Border Security Force (BSF) will get five PMGs, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)-16, and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will be getting one gallantry award. "777 personnel have been awarded police medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year. Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 100 personnel, President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 80 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 597 personnel," an official release stated. (ANI)