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Tarapore Island

War hero and Param Vir Chakra (PVC) awardee Lt Col Ardeshir Tarapore (1923-1965) (pictured) has been commemorated with the renaming of an island in the Andaman and Nicobar (AN) archipelago after him. Twenty-one islands of the more than 500 islands were renamed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 126th birth anniversary on January 23, 2023. Other men in uniform and PVC awardees commemorated include Maj Somnath Sharma; Subedar and honorary captain Karam Singh; 2nd Lt Rama Raghoba Rane; Company Havildar Major Piru Singh; and Capt G. S. Salaria. Tarapore was the commanding officer......

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