Ministry of Defence

Malicious claim of a press report regarding return of Shaurya Chakra awards aimed at damaging reputation of defence forces

Posted On: 15 DEC 2020 4:37PM by PIB Delhi

A regional language newspaper, in its report, published on December 15, 2020, claimed that 25,000 awardees of Shaurya Chakra have returned the medals in support of the farmers’ agitation. 

This is completely false, utterly baseless and malicious in nature and aimed at damaging reputation, honour and pride of our valiantdefence forces.  In fact, between 1956 to 2019, the actual number of Shaurya Chakras awarded stood at 2,048. 

Media is advised to exercise caution, verify facts and desist from publishing such blatantly false and malicious news. 




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