Param Vir Chakra

Param Vir Chakra | Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan

Param Vir Chakra | Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan

Param Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan  Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan, PVC (26 September 1921 – 23 October 1962), a Saini Sikh, born in Moga, Punjab(British India). The highest war-time gallantry award of the Indian Army. His father, Sher Singh Sahnan, belonged to an agricultural Saini Sikh family. Which had relocated to village Mahla Kalan near Moga from village Munaka of district Hoshiarpur. His mother's name was Bibi Krishan Kaur Bhela. He married Bibi Gurdyal Kaur Banga, who was also from a Saini family of village Kothay Rara Singh near Kot Kapura. He also went to primary school in village Nathu Ala and to village Daroli for his middle school.      Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh Subedar Joginder Singh PVC Born September 26, 1921 Moga, Punja
Param Vir Chakra | Major Dhan Singh Thapa

Param Vir Chakra | Major Dhan Singh Thapa

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Param Vir Chakra Major Dhan Singh Thapa Lieutenant-Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa PVC (Nepali: मेजर धन सिंह थापा) (April 10, 1928 – September 5, 2005) was an Indian Army major in 1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles Regiment. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military decoration. Param Vir Chakra Major Dhan Singh Thapa PVC Born April 10, 1928 Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Died September 5, 2005 (aged 77) Allegiance Republic of India Service/branch Indian Army Years of service 1949-1975 Rank Lieutenant Colonel Unit 1/8 Gorkha Rifles Battles/wars Sino-Indian War Awards  Param Vir Chakra   CITATION PARAM VIR CHAKRA MAJOR DHAN SINGH THAPA 31/8 GORKHA RIFLES (IC-7990
Param Vir Chakra  | Company Havildar Major Piru Singh

Param Vir Chakra | Company Havildar Major Piru Singh

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Company Havildar Major Piru Singh, PVC (20 May 1918 – 18 July 1948) was a soldier in the British Indian Army. He died in service during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra India's highest award for valour in the face of the enemy. Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat PVC Born (1918-05-20)20 May 1918 Village Rampura Beri Jhunjhunu Rajasthan, India (then Rajputana) Died 18 July 1948(1948-07-18) (aged 30) KIA at Tithwal, Kashmir Allegiance British Indian Empire Republic of India Service/branch British Indian Army Indian Army Years of service 1936-1948 Rank Company Havildar Major Unit 6 RAJ RIF Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War o
Param Vir Chakra | Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria

Param Vir Chakra | Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria

Param Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria, PVC ( born 29 November 1935 - 5 December 1961) is a military war hero, who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), India's highest wartime military award. In the 1988 television serial Param Vir Chakra by Chetan Anand, Captain G.S. Salaria was played by actor Brando Bakshi. Param Vir Chakra Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria Born 29 November 1935 Gurdaspur, India Died 5 December 1961 (aged 26) KIA at Elizabethville, Katanga,Congo Allegiance  Republic of India Service/branch  Indian Army Years of service 1957–1961 Rank  Captain Unit 3/1 Gorkha Rifles Battles/wars Congo Crisis Awards Param Vir Chakra CITATION Par
Param Vir Chakra | Subedar Karam Singh

Param Vir Chakra | Subedar Karam Singh

Param Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra Subedar Karam Singh Subedar Karam Singh PVC, MM (15 September 1915 – 20 January 1993), a Sikh, was born in Barnala, Punjab. He was an Indian military war hero who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest wartime military award, in 1948. Singh retired from the Indian Army as Honorary Captain. He was survived by his wife Gurdial Kaur, who died on 19 June 2010. He was the first non-posthumous and first Sikh Param Vir Chakra (PVC) awardee. He received the award from the first president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. He, along with four others, were selected by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister to hoist the national flag after Independence on 15 August 1947.   Param Vir Chakra Subedar Karam Singh Born 15 Septem
Param Vir Chakra | Major Rama Raghoba Rane

Param Vir Chakra | Major Rama Raghoba Rane

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Param Vir Chakra Major Rama Raghoba Rane  Major Rama Raghoba Rane, PVC (Konkani: रामा राघोबा राणे), was born on 26 June 1918 at Chendia, Karwar, Karnataka, India and died July 11, 1994 at Southern command Hospital in Pune. He served with distinction during the 1947-48 Jammu and Kashmir operations. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his courage and gallantry during the war against Pakistan. He comes from Konkan Kshatriya Maratha community of Karwar. His statue has been erected in Karwar. He was commissioned in the Bombay Sappers regiment of the Corps of Engineers on 15 December 1947. He retired as a Major from the Indian Army in 1968. During his 21 years' service with the Army, he earned five M-in-D (Mentioned-in-Despatches).   Param Vir Chakra Major Rama Raghoba Ran
Param Vir Chakra | Naik Jadu Nath Singh

Param Vir Chakra | Naik Jadu Nath Singh

Param Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra Naik Jadu Nath Singh Naik Jadu Nath Singh, PVC was a soldier of Indian Army who fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 in Jammu & Kashmir. He died in the battle and was later awarded with the Param Vir Chakra for his bravery in the War. He was the fourth recipient of Param Vir Chakra. Param Vir Chakra Naik Jadu Nath Singh PVC Born 21 November 1916 Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh Died 6 February 1948 (aged 26) Allegiance  British Indian Empire Republic of India Service/branch  British Indian Army Indian Army Years of service 1941–1947 Rank  Naik Unit  1 RAJPUT Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 Awards  Param Vir Chakra CITATION Param Vir Chakra Naik Jadu Nath Si
Param Vir Chakra |  Major Som Nath Sharma

Param Vir Chakra | Major Som Nath Sharma

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Param Vir Chakra Major Som Nath Sharma Param Vir Chakra Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923–1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, the highest Indian gallantry award. He was awarded the medal posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. He died while evicting Pakistani infiltrators and raiders from Srinagar Airport during the Indo-Pak war of 1947-48 in Kashmir. He belonged to the 4th Kumaon Regiment.                      Param Vir Chakra Major Som Nath Sharma PVC Born January 31, 1923 Dadh, Kangra Himachal Pradesh Died November 3, 1947 (aged 24) KIA at Badgam, India Allegiance British Indian Empire Republic of India Service/branch British Indian Army Indian Army Years of service 1942-1947
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) | Highest Gallantry award

Param Vir Chakra (PVC) | Highest Gallantry award

Param Vir Chakra
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) Param Vir Chakra India's Highest Gallantry award The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest gallantry award and military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.The medal is a circular bronze disc 1.375 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter. The state emblem appears in the center, on a raised circle. Surrounding this, four replicas of Vajra, the all-powerful mythic weapon of Indra, the ancient Vedic King of Gods. The motif symbolizes the sacrifice Rishi Dadhichi, who had donated his bones to the Gods for making Vajra to kill demon Vritra. The Indian General Service Medal 1947 which contained the Bhavani sword was withdrawn later. The decoration is suspended from a straight swiv
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