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Param Vir Chakra Winners List
Param Vir 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.
List of Param Vir Chakra awardees
|1||Major Somnath Sharma||4th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment||3 Nov, 1947, Posthumous|
|2||Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane||Bombay Engineers||08-Apr-48|
|3||Naik Jadu Nath Singh||1st Battalion, Rajput Regiment||6 February, 1948, Posthumous|
|4||Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat||6th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles||18 July, 1948, Posthumous|
|5||Lance Naik Karam Singh||Sikh Regiment||13-Oct-48|
|6||Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria||3/1 Gorkha Rifles||05-Dec-61|
|7||Major Dhan Singh Thapa||1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles||21-Oct-62|
|8||Subedar Joginder Singh||1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment||23 October, 1962, Posthumous|
|9||Major Shaitan Singh||13th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment||18 November, 1962,Posthumous|
|10||Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid||4th Battalion, The Grenadiers||10 September, 1965, Posthumous|
|11||Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore||17th Poona Horse||11 September, 1965, Posthumous|
|12||Lance Naik Albert Ekka||14th Battalion, Brigade of the Guards||4 December, 1971, Posthumous|
|13||Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||No.18 Squadron, Indian Air Force||14 December, 1971, Posthumous|
|14||2/Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal||17 Poona Horse||16 December, 1971, Posthumous|
|15||Major Hoshiar Singh||3rd Battalion, The Grenadiers Regiment||17-Dec-71|
|16||Naib Subedar Bana Singh||Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry||23-May-87|
|17||Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||8th Battalion, Mahar Regiment||25 November, 1987, Posthumous|
|18||Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey||1st Battalion, 11th Gorkha Rifles||3 July, 1999, Posthumous|
|19||Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav||18th Battalion, The Grenadiers||04-Jul-99|
|20||Rifleman Sanjay Kumar||13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles||04-Jul-99|
|21||Captain Vikram Batra||13th Battalion, Jammu & Kashmir Rifles||7 July, 1999, Posthumous|
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