Param Vir Chakra– The highest decoration for velour, it is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or prominent act of velour, whether on land, at sea or in the air.
What is Param Vir Chakra?
Param Vir Chakra is the highest military ornamentation of India, which is provided in the presence of enemies in the form of high quality bravery and sacrifice.
Who give Param Vir Chakra?
The Government of India give this Award to those who fought for India specifically.
Who designed Param Vir Chakra?
The Award of Param Vir Chakra (PVC) was designed by Savitri Khanolkar, whose daughter’s brother-in-law, Major Somnath Sharma.
Quick Facts To Know About Param Vir Chakra:-
- Established – 26 January 1950
- First Awarded – 3rd November 1947
- Last Awarded – 6th July 1999
- First Recipient – Somnath Sharma
- Last Recipient – Vikram Batra
- Total Awardee – 21
- Next Highest Award – Bharat Ratna
Below is the list of all awardees of Param Vir Chakra:
|Major Som Nath Sharma||4th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment||November 3, 1947|
|Lance Naik Karam Singh||1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment||October 13, 1948|
|Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane||Corps of Engineers||April 8, 1948|
|Naik Jadu Nath Singh||1st Battalion, Rajput Regiment||February 1948|
|Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat||6th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles||17 July 1948|
|Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria||3rd Battalion, 1st Gorkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment)||December 5, 1961|
|Major Dhan Singh Thapa||1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles||October 20, 1962|
|Subedar Joginder Singh||1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment||October 23, 1962|
|Major Shaitan Singh||13th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment||November 18, 1962|
|Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid||4th Battalion, The Grenadiers||September 10, 1965|
|Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore||17th Poona Horse||October 15, 1965|
|Lance Naik Albert Ekka||14th Battalion, Brigade of the Guards||December 3, 1971|
|Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||No.18 Squadron, Indian Air Force||December 14, 1971|
|2/Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal||17th Poona Horse||December 16, 1971|
|Major Hoshiar Singh||3rd Battalion, The Grenadiers||December 17, 1971|
|Naib Subedar Bana Singh||8th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry||June 23, 1987|
|Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||8th Battalion, Mahar Regiment||November 25, 1987|
|Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey||1st Battalion, 11th Gorkha Rifles||July 3, 1999|
|Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav||18th Battalion, The Grenadiers||July 4, 1999|
|Rifleman Sanjay Kumar||13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles||July 5, 1999|
|Captain Vikram Batra||13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles||July 6, 1999|