Republic Day 2020: J&K Police Personnel Bag 33 Per Cent Of All Gallantry Medals 

Republic Day 2020: J&K Police Personnel Bag 33 Per Cent Of All Gallantry Medals Indian flag and the State Emblem (Mellisa Anthony Jones/Wikimedia Commons)

For their valiant service to the nation's security and concerned interests, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police personnel alone have cornered 33 per cent of all the police gallantry medals to be awarded today on the occasion of Republic Day, reports the Times of India.

Further it should be noted that as many as 50 per cent of all the medals have been awarded to J&K's Police personnel and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel combined who had been deployed in the present day Union Territory (UT) of J&K following the deoperationalisation of Article 370 of the Constitution by the Parliament.

In total, 1,040 service and gallantry medals for both police and paramilitary force personnel are to be conferred on valiant men in uniform today. These include four President's Police Medals for Gallantry (PPMG), 286 Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG), 93 President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 657 Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

It should be noted that of the four PPMGs, three have been won by personnel of J&K police. Similarly, the force's personnel have cornered a massive share of 105 PMGs. After J&K Police personnel, the servicemen in the CRPF were second biggest medal winners, whose tally touched a total of 76 gallantry honours.