[SPAM] Gunjan Saxena Was A Shaurya Chakra Awardee

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[SPAM] Gunjan Saxena Was A Shaurya Chakra Awardee

False information about Gunjan Saxena being a Shourya Chakra Awardee is shared on social media

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Gunjan Saxena is the first of the two women from the IAF to enter a war zone, flying Cheetah helicopters in the Kargil War, 1999. Apart from evacuating the wounded soldiers, this Shaurya Chakra awardee was responsible for mapping enemy positions and transporting supplies to the troops under Operation Vijay. Watch the video & know more about the real Kargil Girl

Gunjan Saxena is the first of the two women from the IAF to enter a war zone, flying Cheetah helicopters in the Kargil…

Posted by India Today on Monday, August 10, 2020

 

 

 

Verification: No Gunjan Saxena did not receive Shaurya Chakra Award

Many mainstream media and well-known people shared false information about Gunjan Saxena as Shourya Chakra Awardee to which Gumnjan Saxena herself denied and clarified. Check the links below to knao\w the facts:

There is no mention of Gunjan Saxena in the list of Shourya Chakra Gallantry Awards shared by Gallantry Awards Website. The official websites are always updated if there are any additions of Awardees.

In a blog on NDTV, Gunjan Saxena clarified that she is not Shaurya Chakra Awardee. Read the lines shared below from the blog :

“Neither I nor the filmmakers ever claimed I was a “Shaurya Chakra” awardee. After Kargil, I received the “Shaurya Veer” award from a civilian organisation in Uttar Pradesh. A certain section of the internet news possibly turned “Veer” into “Chakra”. This has been clarified many times during my media interactions for the movie’s promotions. Is it fair to blame me for this?”

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has been directed by Sharan Sharma and produced under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

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Post Date:  31 Aug 2020

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