The terror attacks on Pathankot Air Base brought the Indian Air Force’s elite Garud Commandos into focus. A team of highly skilled commando operatives, they have been quietly fighting in the counter-insurgency operations in the Kashmir valley.
This year, two martyrs of the elite fighting unit were awarded gallantry awards on Republic Day. Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala was awarded the Ashok Chakra, his colleague Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor was awarded the Shaurya Chakra.
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