PVC & AC Awardees

Param Vir Chakra


     The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of all military branches for the highest degree of valour and self sacrifice in the presence of the enemy and may be awarded posthumously. The PVC is a post-Independent equivalent of the Victoria Cross (VC).The medal is a circular Bronze disc with a 1-3/8 inch diameter. In the center, on a raised circle, is the state emblem surrounding which are four replicas of Indra's Vajra. The decoration is suspended from a straight swiveling suspension bar.

 

         
   
Capt GS Salaria
PVC (Posthumous)
3/1 Gorkha Rifles, Congo
05 Dec 1961
  2/Lt Arun Khetarpal
PVC (Posthumous)
17 Horse, Battle of Basanter
16 Dec 1971
  Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey
PVC (Posthumous)
1/11 Gorkha Rifles, Kargil
02/03 Jul 1999
         
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Ashoka Chakra

     The Ashoka Chakra is awarded for valour, courageous action or self sacrifice away from the battle field. It may be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel and may be awarded posthumously. It is the peace time equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the "Most conspicuous Bravery other than in the face of the enemy". This medal too is a circular Bronze disc with a 1-3/8 inch diameter. In the center lies the chakra (wheel) of Ashoka, surrounded by a lotus wreath with an ornate edge. Suspended by a straight bar suspender, the medal is named on the edge. On the reverse is "Ashoka Chakra" in Hindi along the upper edge of the medal and the same name in English along the lower rim.

 

         
   
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma
AC
Indian Air Force
03 Apr 1984
  2/Lt Rakesh Singh
AC (Posthumous)
22 Grenadiers CI Ops J&K
05 Dec 1992
  Col NJ Nair
AC (Posthumous), KC
16 Maratha LI CI Ops Nagaland
20 Dec 1993
         
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Maj RK Joon
AC (Posthumous), SC
22 Grenadiers CI Ops J&K
16 Sep 1994
  Capt AS Jasrotia
AC (Posthumous), SM
9 Para CI Ops J&K
15 Sep 1995
  2/Lt PN Dutt
AC (Posthumous)
1/11 Gorkha Rifles CI Ops J&K
29 Jul 1997
         
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Maj Sudhir Kumar
AC (Posthumous), SM*
9 Para CI Ops J&K
29 Aug 1999
  Capt Harshan R
AC (Posthumous)
2 Para (SF)
26 Jan 2008
  Maj S Unnikrishnan AC(Posthumous)
7 Bihar
26 Jan 2009
         
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    Maj Mohit Sharma
AC (Posthumous), SM
1 Para (SF)
26 Jan 2010
   
         
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