Ikhwani turned army man to be conferred with Ashoka Chakra

Srinagar: Slain Ikhwani turned army man Nazir Ahmad Wani wiil be conferred with the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award.

A resident of from Ashmuji Kulgam, Wani was killed during a gunfight in Shopian in November last year.

He was a government gunman, but was later inducted into army in 2004.

Wani was part of a number of anti-militancy operations in South Kashmir, officials said.

Ashok Chakra is the highest peacetime military decoration for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.

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