Param Vir Chakra Winners:- The Param Vir Chakra is Indian highest military decoration, awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valour or showing great courage in the face of danger during wartime. Param Vir Chakra translates as the "Wheel of the Ultimate Brave" and the award is granted for most conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy. The Param Vir Chakra was designed by Eva Yuonne Linda Maday-de-Marose, the design of Param Vir Chakra contains purple ribbon and motif of Rishi Dadhichi, it has four replicas of Indra's Vajra made from Dadhici's bones representing his supreme sacrifice, surrounding the national emblem.
The Medal is made of bronze in 1-3/8 inch radius and is suspended from a bar. The back of the medal has written Param Vir Chakra in both English and Hindi language separated by the lotus. The Param Vir Chakra is equivalent to the "Victoria Cross" in the United Kingdom and the "Medal of Honor" in the United States. The list of all 21 recipients of Param Vir Chakra winners is given below.
Param Vir Chakra Winners List 2023
The Param Vir Chakra has been awarded to 21 Indian soldiers, 14 posthumously and 16 from Indo-Pakistani conflicts, 20 have been from Indian army and one has been from the Indian Air Force. The flying officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was only Indian Air force officer awarded Param Vir Chakra in 1971. The Subedar Major Bana Singh, Subedar Sanjay Kumar and Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav are the only three living recipients of the Param Vir Chakra award. The only recipients of Param Vir Chakra namely Naib Subedar Sanjay is still active on duty. Major Somnath is the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The complete list of all recipients of Param Vir Chakra winners is given below.
|S.No||Recipient's Name||Army Rank||Unit's Name||Date of Action||Conflict/War|
|1||Somnath Sharma||Major||Kumaon Regiment||3 November 1947||Battle of Badgam|
|2||Jadunath Singh||Naik||Rajput Regiment||6 February 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|3||Rama Raghoba Rane||Second Lieutenant||Bombay Sappers||8 April 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|4||Piru Singh||Company Havildar Major||Rajputana Rifles||17 July 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|5||Karam Singh||Lance Naik||Sikh Regiment||13 October 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|6||Gurbachan Singh Salaria||Captain||1 Gorkha Rifles||5 December 1961||Congo Crisis|
|7||Dhan Singh Thapa||Major||8 Gorkha Rifles||20 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|8||Joginder Singh||Subedar||Sikh Regiment||23 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|9||Shaitan Singh||Major||Kumaon Regiment||18 November 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|10||Abdul Hamid||Company Quarter Master Havildar||The Grenadiers||10 September 1965||Battle of Asal Uttar|
|11||Ardeshir Tarapore||Lieutenant Colonel||Poona Horse||11 September 1965||Battle of Chawinda|
|12||Albert Ekka||Lance Naik||Brigade of the Guards||3 December 1971||Battle of Hilli|
|13||Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||Flying Officer||No. 18 Squadron IAF||14 December 1971||Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
|14||Arun Khetarpal||Second Lieutenant||Poona Horse||16 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|15||Hoshiar Singh Dahiya||Major||The Grenadiers||17 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|16||Bana Singh||Naib Subedar||Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry||23 May 1987||Operation Rajiv|
|17||Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||Major||Mahar Regiment||25 November 1987||Operation Pawan|
|18||Manoj Kumar Pandey||Lieutenant||11 Gorkha Rifles||3 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
|19||Yogendra Singh Yadav||Grenadier||The Grenadiers||4 July 1999||Battle of Tiger Hill|
|20||Sanjay Kumar||Rifleman||Jammu and Kashmir Rifles||5 July 1999||Kargil War|
|21||Vikram Batra||Captain||Jammu and Kashmir Rifles||7 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
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