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Shaurya Chakra for Dhonde

Staff Reporter

Mumbai: Commander Dilip Dhonde of Maharashtra has been decorated with Shaurya Chakra for becoming the first Indian to undertake a solo circumnavigation of the globe.

A release from the Defence Wing of the PIB stated on Monday that Commander Donde undertook “Sagar Parikrama” on Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Mhadei.

The Shaurya Chakra is a military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice while not being engaged in direct action with the enemy.

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