What is Param Vir Chakra?

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New QuestionsCategory: AwardsAuthor "gkpages"What is Param Vir Chakra?
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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 by the Government of India give this Award to those who fought for India specifically.
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.

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

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
Co.Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat — 6th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles — 17 July 1948
Capt Gurbachan Singh Salaria — 3rd Battalion, 1st Gorkha Rifles — 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
Co. QTR Master Havildar Abdul Hamid — 4th Battalion, The Grenadiers — September 10, 1965
Lt-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore — 17th Poona Horse — October 15, 1965
L/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, J & k 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 Rifle — July 5, 1999
Captain Vikram Batra — 13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles — July 6, 1999

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