Saluting Harshan the hero who fought terror

On August 15, 2007, India awarded her highest peace-time honour for valour, the Ashok Chakra, to her true brave son.

Captain Harshan became the youngest officer to receive the award posthumously in Independent India.

A Lieutenant in the elite 2 Parachute Regiment he completed his training in Kashmir in record time and was posted to the regiment base in Agra.

He was one of six young officers sent to Israel for special weapons training.

On March 20, 2007, Captain Harshan breathed his last on the borders of the country, protecting India from the menace of terrorism.

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