PARAM VIR CHAKRA


The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of all military branches for the highest degree of valor or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. It may be awarded posthumously. The PVC is a post-Independent equivalent of the Victoria Cross (VC).

1947-48 J&K Operations

Major Somnath Sharma, 4 Kumaon, posthumous

2nd Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane, Corps of Engineers

CHM Piru Singh, 6 Rajputana Rifles, posthumous

Naik Jadunath Singh, 1 Rajput, posthumous

Lance Naik Karam Singh, 1 Sikh

 

1962 Indo-China War

Major Shaitan Singh, 13 Kumaon, posthumous

Major Dhan Singh Thapa, 1/8 Gorkha Rifles

Subedar Joginder Singh, 1 Sikh, posthumous

 

1965 Indo-Pak War

Lt. Col. A.B. Tarapore, 17 Poona Horse, posthumous

CQMH Abdul Hamid, 4 Grenadiers, posthumous

 

1971 Indo-Pak War

Major Hoshiar Singh, 3 Grenadiers - 1971 War

2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal, 17 Poona Horse, posthumous

Fg. Off. N.J.S. Sekhon, No.18 Squadron, posthumous

Lance Naik Albert Ekka, 14 Guards, posthumous

 

1999 Kargil Operations

Captain Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles, posthumous

Lieutenant Manoj K. Pandey, 1/11 GR, posthumous

Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles

 

UN Operations

Captain G.S. Salaria, 3/1 GR, posthumous - UN Operations

 

Saichen Operations

Naib Subedar Bana Singh, 8 JAK LI - Siachen Operations

 

IPFK Operations

Major R. Parameswaran, 8 Mahar, posthumous - IPKF Operations


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