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List of Paramvir chakra awardees

03-JUN-2014 15:02

    Jagranjosh.com presents the list of Paramvir chakra awardees. Paramvir Chakra is the highest wartime gallantry medal for officers and other enlisted personnel of all military branches of India for the highest degree of valour in the presence of the enemy, on land, at sea or in the air.

    The medal was introduced in January 1950 and with effect from 15 August 1947. It is made of bronze. It can be awarded posthumously. Param Vir Chakra is the equivalent award of Victoria Cross in the United Kingdom and the Medal of Honour in the United States.

    Name Regiment Date Notes
    Major Som Nath Sharma 4th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment 11/03/1947 Posthumous
    Lance Naik Karam Singh 1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment 10/13/1948  
    Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane Corps of Engineers 04/08/1948  
    Naik Jadu Nath Singh 1st Battalion, Rajput Regiment February 1948 Posthumous
    Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat 6th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles 17 July 1948–18 July 1948 Posthumous
    Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria 3rd Battalion, 1st Gorkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) 12/05/1961 Posthumous
    Major Dhan Singh Thapa 1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles 10/20/1962  
    Subedar Joginder Singh 1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment 10/23/1962 Posthumous
    Major Shaitan Singh 13th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment 11/18/1962 Posthumous
    Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid 4th Battalion, The Grenadiers 09/10/1965 Posthumous
    Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore 17th Poona Horse 10/15/1965 Posthumous
    Lance Naik Albert Ekka 14th Battalion, Brigade of the Guards 12/03/1971 Posthumous
    Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon No.18 Squadron, Indian Air Force 12/14/1971 Posthumous
    2/Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal 17th Poona Horse 12/16/1971 Posthumous
    Major Hoshiar Singh 3rd Battalion, The Grenadiers 12/17/1971  
    Naib Subedar Bana Singh 8th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry 06/23/1987  
    Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran 8th Battalion, Mahar Regiment 11/25/1987 Posthumous
    Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey 1st Battalion, 11th Gorkha Rifles 07/03/1999 Posthumous
    Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav 18th Battalion, The Grenadiers 07/04/1999  
    Rifleman Sanjay Kumar 13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles 07/05/1999  
    Captain Vikram Batra 13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles 07/06/1999 Posthumous

    source: http://india.mapsofindia.com/facts/param-vir-chakra-winners-list.html

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