List of Vir Chakra Recipients India

Vir Chakra– It is the third in the order of gallantry awards and is given for ants of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.

Vir Chakra was established in 26th January 1950. This respect is given to the soldiers for extraordinary heroism or sacrifice. It can also be given posthumously. In Bravery it comes after Mahavir Chakra.

Who is the First Recipient of Vir Chakra

First Recipient – Nadikerianda Bheemaiah (1947)

Who can get Vir Chakra award?

Only Military Personnel

Name Branch Award Date Awarded for
Nadikerianda Bheemaiah Indian Army 1947 Kashmir War
R Kanikasamy Indian Army 1947 Kashmir War
Harbaksh Singh Indian Army 1 May 1948 Operation Polo
Gopal Singh Gusain Indian Army 1962 Operation Leg Horn
Narender Dutt Indian Army (Bengal Sappers) 18 Nov 1962 Operation Leg Horn
Ishwar Singh Indian Army 15 March 1948 Operation Polo
Vonthibettu Prabhakara Hegde Indian Air Force 26-Jan-1950 Kashmir operations
Zafar Ali Shah Indian Air Force 20 Nov 1950 Kashmir operations
Krishan Kant Saini Indian Air Force 18 Nov 1962 Operation Leg Horn
Zorawar Chand Bakshi Indian Army 05 Aug 1965 Operation Ablaze
Trevor Keelor Indian Air Force 03 Sep 1965 Operation Riddle
Alfred Tyrone Cooke Indian Air Force 07 Sep 1965 Operation Riddle
Denzil Keelor Indian Air Force 19 Sep 1965 Operation Riddle
Mohammad Ahmad Zaki Indian Army 20 Sep 1965 Operation Riddle
Achhar Singh Kaila Indian Army 24 Nov 1965 Operation Riddle
Gopal Krishan Duggal Indian Army 17 Nov 1965 Operation Riddle
Laxminarayan Ramdass Indian Navy 01 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Gurdev Singh Hans Indian Army 04 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Nanjappa K P Indian Army 05 Dec 1971 Battle of Daudkandi
Kukke Suresh Indian Air Force 05 Dec 1971 Battle of Longewala
Raj Singh Indian Army 15 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
K.S. Brar Indian Army 16 Dec 1971 Battle of Jamalpur
Mahabir P. Premi Indian Air Force 17 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
PK Sharma Indian Army 06 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Jatinder Kumar Indian Army 06 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Gopal Krishan Trivedy Indian Army 11 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Satish Nambiar Indian Army 11 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Gurbux Singh Bhatti Indian Army 16 Dec 1971 Battle of Basantar
Jasjit Singh Indian Air Force 17 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Rafiq Khan Indian Army 19 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
Arun Prakash Indian Navy 21 Dec 1971 Operation Cactus Lily
M A Ganapathy Indian Air force 1972 Boyra Encounter (1971)
Kuldeep Singh Sahota Indian Air Force 26 Jan 1972 1971 Pakistan war
Kuldeep Singh Indian Army 24 May 1988 Operation Savage (Sikkim)
Ashish Sonal Indian Army 26 Jan 1991 Indian Peace Keeping Force
Swaran Singh Indian Army 28 Apr 1990 Operation Pawan
Sunil Khokhar Indian Army 01 Jan 1996 Kashmir operations
Randhir Singh Indian Army 01 Jan 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Ajay Ahuja Indian Air Force 01 Jan 1999 Operation Safed Sagar, Kargil War
Gautam Shashikumar Khot Indian Army, Army Aviation Corps 26 Jan 1950 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
R Jery Prem Raj Indian Army 07 Jul 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Sish Ram Gill Indian Army 15 Aug 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Jintu Gogoi Indian Army 30 Jun 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Bhawarlal Bhakar Indian Army Jun 1999 Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Yashvir Singh Tomar Indian Army Jun 1999 Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Ramakrishnan Vishwanathan Indian Army, 18 grenadiers]] Jun 1999 Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Amol Kalia Indian Army, 12 J&K Light Infantry Jun 1999 Batalik sector, Kargil War
Haneef Uddin Indian Army, 11 Rajputana Rifles Jun 1999 Batalik sector, Kargil War
Sumit Roy Indian Army, 18 Garhwal Rifles Jun 1999 Batalik sector, Kargil War
Madan lal Indian Army 5 Jul 1999 Battle of Tiger Hill, Kargil War
Vijayant Thapar Indian Army 15 Aug 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Mariappan Saravanan Indian Army 15 Aug 1999 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Lalit Rai Indian Army 15 Aug 1999 Operation Vijay (1999), Kargil War
Yogesh Kumar Joshi Indian Army 15 Aug 1999 Operation Vijay (1999), Kargil War
Baleyada Muthanna Cariappa Indian Army 2000 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Chuni Lal Indian Army 30 Aug 2000 Operation Vijay, Kargil War
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