Slain National Security Guard (NSG) Lt Col Niranjan, who was killed during the Pathankot combing operation, has been recommended for military gallantry awards.

Bengaluru born-Lt Col Niranjan got killed while defusing explosives from a terrorist body following the terror attack in Pathankot air base early this year. Niranjan along with two other NSG commandos has been recommended for Shaurya Chakra.

The elite NSG's sniffer dog Rocket, who was also engaged in sanitisation of the air base has been recommended for Sena medal.

The decision on the final list of awardees would be taken up by a Union Home Ministry committee.

The selected awardees would be felicitated in the next Independence Day.