In the latest announcement made on Thursday, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani has been posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, which is India’s highest peacetime gallantry award.
It has been said that President Ram Nath Kovind will present the award to Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani’s wife identified as Mahajabeen.
On November 25 last year, Lance Naik Wani took on the fierce terrorist forces where he was tasked with a counter-terrorist operation against six terrorists in Hirapur village near Batgund in the Kashmir Valley.
In the middle of an extreme gunfight, Wani neutralised the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba as well as a foreign terrorist. In the process, he received several bullets, including in his head. Nonetheless, he also injured another enemy before succumbing to his injuries.
The strange thing is that Lance Naik was a Kashmiri terrorist but he left terrorism and served the nation with tonnes of pride. He sacrificed his life for the nation while fighting with terrorists.
Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani had joined the Army’s 162 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) (Home and Hearth) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry in 2004.
He was conferred with Sena Medal for gallantry twice in 2007 and 2018. The 2018 Sena Medal was given for neutralising a terrorist from a near distance.
He is a resident of Cheki Ashmuji of Kulgam district in J&K, Wani is survived by his wife and 2 sons- Athar (20) and Shaid (18).