Param Vir Chakra Winners List 2022: The Param Vir Chakra is the highest military award offered by the President of Republic of India. The award is conferred in recognition of displaying “exceptional & distinguished acts of valour 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. It was firstly awarded on 3 November 1947.
Param Vir Chakra was designed by Eva Yuonne Linda Maday-de-Marose. This 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.
Param Vir Chakra Medal is made of bronze in 1-3/8 inch radius and is suspended from a bar. On back of the medal, Param Vir Chakra is inscripted in English and Hindi languages separated by a lotus. 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 here.
Param Vir Chakra Awardees
As of January 2018, the medal has been awarded 21 times, of which 14 were posthumous and 16 arose from actions in Indo-Pakistani conflicts. Of the 21 awardees, 20 have been from the Indian Army, and one has been from the Indian Air Force. Major Somnath Sharma, was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra Award. A number of state governments of India as well as ministries of the central government provide allowances and rewards to recipients of the PVC (or their family members in case of the recipient’s death).
The history of present-day Indian gallantry awards can be traced back to the rule of the East India Company, when the first formal award was instituted by Lord William Bentinck in 1834 as the Order of Merit, later renamed the Indian Order of Merit in 1902. During the First World War, the British awards system was adopted and continued through the Second World War. Post-independence, new awards were instituted on 26 January 1950, with retroactive effect from 15 August 1947. The PVC is equivalent to the Victoria Cross in the United Kingdom and the Medal of Honor in the United States.
Param Vir Chakra Winners List 2022
Major Somnath was the first prize winner of the Param Vir Chakra. The complete list of all recipients of Param Vir Chakra winners is given below.
|Name||Rank||Unit||Date of action||Conflict|
|Somnath Sharma||Major||Kumaon Regiment||3 November 1947||Battle of Badgam|
|Jadunath Singh||Naik||Rajput Regiment||6 February 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Rama Raghoba Rane||Second Lieutenant||Bombay Sappers||8 April 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Piru Singh||Company Havildar Major||Rajputana Rifles||17 July 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Karam Singh||Lance Naik||Sikh Regiment||13 October 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Gurbachan Singh Salaria||Captain||1 Gorkha Rifles||5 December 1961||Congo Crisis|
|Dhan Singh Thapa||Major||8 Gorkha Rifles||20 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Joginder Singh||Subedar||Sikh Regiment||23 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Shaitan Singh||Major||Kumaon Regiment||18 November 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Abdul Hamid||Company Quarter Master Havildar||The Grenadiers||10 September 1965||Battle of Asal Uttar|
|Ardeshir Tarapore||Lieutenant Colonel||Poona Horse||11 September 1965||Battle of Chawinda|
|Albert Ekka||Lance Naik||Brigade of the Guards||3 December 1971||Battle of Hilli|
|Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||Flying Officer||No. 18 Squadron IAF||14 December 1971||Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
|Arun Khetarpal||Second Lieutenant||Poona Horse||16 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|Hoshiar Singh Dahiya||Major||The Grenadiers||17 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|Bana Singh||Naib Subedar||Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry||23 May 1987||Operation Rajiv|
|Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||Major||Mahar Regiment||25 November 1987||Operation Pawan|
|Manoj Kumar Pandey||Lieutenant||11 Gorkha Rifles||3 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
|Yogendra Singh Yadav||Grenadier||The Grenadiers||4 July 1999||Battle of Tiger Hill|
|Vikram Batra||Captain||Jammu and Kashmir Rifles||7 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
Param Vir Chakra Winners List with Photo
Check Param Vir Chakra Winners list at Indian Army Government of India official website indianarmy.nic.in. You can download Param Vir Chakra Winners List PDF as mentioned in this article. The image of the Param Vir Chakra Awardees is shown here.
Source / Reference Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Param_Vir_Chakra