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

NameBranchAward DateAwarded for
Nadikerianda BheemaiahIndian Army1947Kashmir War
R KanikasamyIndian Army1947Kashmir War
Harbaksh SinghIndian Army1 May 1948Operation Polo
Gopal Singh GusainIndian Army1962Operation Leg Horn
Narender DuttIndian Army (Bengal Sappers)18 Nov 1962Operation Leg Horn
Ishwar SinghIndian Army15 March 1948Operation Polo
Vonthibettu Prabhakara HegdeIndian Air Force26-Jan-1950Kashmir operations
Zafar Ali ShahIndian Air Force20 Nov 1950Kashmir operations
Krishan Kant SainiIndian Air Force18 Nov 1962Operation Leg Horn
Zorawar Chand BakshiIndian Army05 Aug 1965Operation Ablaze
Trevor KeelorIndian Air Force03 Sep 1965Operation Riddle
Alfred Tyrone CookeIndian Air Force07 Sep 1965Operation Riddle
Denzil KeelorIndian Air Force19 Sep 1965Operation Riddle
Mohammad Ahmad ZakiIndian Army20 Sep 1965Operation Riddle
Achhar Singh KailaIndian Army24 Nov 1965Operation Riddle
Gopal Krishan DuggalIndian Army17 Nov 1965Operation Riddle
Laxminarayan RamdassIndian Navy01 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Gurdev Singh HansIndian Army04 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Nanjappa K PIndian Army05 Dec 1971Battle of Daudkandi
Kukke SureshIndian Air Force05 Dec 1971Battle of Longewala
Raj SinghIndian Army15 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
K.S. BrarIndian Army16 Dec 1971Battle of Jamalpur
Mahabir P. PremiIndian Air Force17 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
PK SharmaIndian Army06 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Jatinder KumarIndian Army06 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Gopal Krishan TrivedyIndian Army11 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Satish NambiarIndian Army11 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Gurbux Singh BhattiIndian Army16 Dec 1971Battle of Basantar
Jasjit SinghIndian Air Force17 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Rafiq KhanIndian Army19 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
Arun PrakashIndian Navy21 Dec 1971Operation Cactus Lily
M A GanapathyIndian Air force1972Boyra Encounter (1971)
Kuldeep Singh SahotaIndian Air Force26 Jan 19721971 Pakistan war
Kuldeep SinghIndian Army24 May 1988Operation Savage (Sikkim)
Ashish SonalIndian Army26 Jan 1991Indian Peace Keeping Force
Swaran SinghIndian Army28 Apr 1990Operation Pawan
Sunil KhokharIndian Army01 Jan 1996Kashmir operations
Randhir SinghIndian Army01 Jan 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Ajay AhujaIndian Air Force01 Jan 1999Operation Safed Sagar, Kargil War
Gautam Shashikumar KhotIndian Army, Army Aviation Corps26 Jan 1950Operation Vijay, Kargil War
R Jery Prem RajIndian Army07 Jul 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Sish Ram GillIndian Army15 Aug 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Jintu GogoiIndian Army30 Jun 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Bhawarlal BhakarIndian ArmyJun 1999Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Yashvir Singh TomarIndian ArmyJun 1999Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Ramakrishnan VishwanathanIndian Army, 18 grenadiers]]Jun 1999Battle of Tololing, Kargil War
Amol KaliaIndian Army, 12 J&K Light InfantryJun 1999Batalik sector, Kargil War
Haneef UddinIndian Army, 11 Rajputana RiflesJun 1999Batalik sector, Kargil War
Sumit RoyIndian Army, 18 Garhwal RiflesJun 1999Batalik sector, Kargil War
Madan lalIndian Army5 Jul 1999Battle of Tiger Hill, Kargil War
Vijayant ThaparIndian Army15 Aug 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Mariappan SaravananIndian Army15 Aug 1999Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Lalit RaiIndian Army15 Aug 1999Operation Vijay (1999), Kargil War
Yogesh Kumar JoshiIndian Army15 Aug 1999Operation Vijay (1999), Kargil War
Baleyada Muthanna CariappaIndian Army2000Operation Vijay, Kargil War
Chuni LalIndian Army30 Aug 2000Operation Vijay, Kargil War
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