60% of police awards go to J&K amid war on terror
The Times of India Delhi|January 26, 2022
J&K Police bagged 113 of the 189 police gallantry medals awarded
Bharti Jain

New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Police bagged over 60% of the police gallantry medals awarded on Republic Day eve this year, winning 113 of the total 189 awarded: a recognition that at once underscored the persisting security challenge in the terrorism-scarred state and the growing role being played by local police in combating it. Another 13 awards have gone to the CRPF personnel deployed in J&K.

Among the paramilitary forces, CPRF walked away with the maximum Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG), bagging another 17 for dealing with left-wing extremism. Of the total 939 police medals awarded this year, 189 are Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 88 President’s Police Medal (PPM) for Meritorious Service and 662 Police Medal (PM) for Meritorious Service.

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