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Param Vir Chakra

The Param Vir Chakra  (PVC) is the highest gallantry award for officers and other enlisted personnel of all military branches of India for the highest degree of valour in the presence of the enemy. It was established on January 26, 1950, by the President of India, with effect from August 15, 1947. 

The medal was designed by Mrs Savitri Khanolankar  who was married to an Indian Army officer. The medal is of 1-3/8 inch radius and is made of bronze. In the center, on a raised circle is the state emblem, surrounding which are the four replicas of Indra's Vajra.

The decoration is suspended from a straight swiveling suspension bar. On the rear, around a plain center, two legends separated by lotus flowers. The words Param Vir Chakra are written in Hindi and English.  The ribbon which holds the PVC is of 32 mm length and purple in colour. The award carries a cash allowance for those under the rank of second lieutenant (or the appropriate service equivalent) and, in some cases, a lump-sum cash award.



Name Place
Captain Vikram Batra

Point 5140, Point 4875, Kargil Area

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav

Tiger Hill, Kargil area

Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey

Khaluber/Juber Top, Batalik sector, Kargil area, Jammu and Kashmir

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

Area Flat Top, Kargil Area


Name Place
Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran

Sri Lanka

Naib Subedar Bana Singh

Siachen Glacier, Jammu and Kashmir


Name Place
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon

Srinagar, Kashmir

Lance Naik Albert Ekka


Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal

Jarpal, Shakargarh Sector

Major Hoshiar Singh

Basantar River, Shakargarh Sector


Name Place
Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid

Chima, Khem Karan Sector

Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore

Phillora, Sialkot Sector, Pakistan


Name Place
Major Dhan Singh Thapa

Ladakh, India

Major Shaitan Singh

Rezang La

Subedar Joginder Singh

Tongpen La, Northeast Frontier Agency, India