NEW DELHI: Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who laid down his life during an anti-terror operation at Shopian in Kashmir in November last year, will be conferred with the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award, officials said Thursday.
Wani, 38, hailed from Ashmuji in Kulgam. He died on November 25 during a fierce gunfight.
He was a terrorist, but later came into the mainstream. He joined the Army in 2004.
Wani was part of a number of anti-terror operations in South Kashmir, officials said.
In Video: Martyr Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad to be conferred with Ashok Chakra.
Source: Times of India