Vir Chakra


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Vir Chakra

(ˈviːr ˈtʃʌkrə)
n
(Military) an award made to distinguished soldiers by the Government of India
[Hindi: vir brave man + chakra wheel]
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Other ambassadors who graced the event include recipients of the nation's highest military award, the Param Vir Chakra, Honorary Capt Bana Singh, Sub Major Yogendra Yadav (Kargil War), Sub Sanjay Singh (Kargil War).
Personnel of Submarine Arm were awarded one Maha Vir Chakra, two Vir Chakras, one Shaurya Chakra and a number of MentioninDispatches for acts of bravery during the war.
Commando Surinder Singh, MLA from Delhi Cantonment and NDMC member, said he would vehemently oppose the move in Wednesday's meeting, and instead proposed that Race Course Road be renamed as Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon Road after the Param Vir Chakra awardee.
Living legend, Siachin War Hero, one of the three living recipients of the Param Vir Chakra, the highest Indian bravery Award was the Chief Guest and was honoured.
In the late 1980s, an Indian television series was based on the lives of soldiers who won the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military honor.
Four Mi-17 helicopters then zoomed in from the western skies and showered flower petals on the spectators, signalling the beginning of the parade followed by the winners of the Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra and mounted columns of 61 Cavalry.
Colonel Rangaraj and Major Banerjee were awarded the prestigious Mahar Vir Chakra decoration; the unit received four other high awards and 27 Mentions in Despatches, as well as several Korean and U.
According to reports, the family members of Army legend Rawat, who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for gallantry, have been opposing the making of a film, saying the story was a violation of copyright as well as breach of their privacy.
Within five years of serving the IAF, on 09 October 1961, under the command of Wing Commander AIK Suares Vir Chakra, six Canberra aircraft of No 5 Squadron took off from Agra for Leopoldville, over 6000 km away to join the United Nations Multinational Force in the Congo.
WITH the aim of introducing tales of valour and unparalleled bravery of the bravest of brave Indian soldiers to the young generation, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Monday inaugurated the first batch of books of five heroes in the Param Vir Chakra series.
I recall that in the 1965 Indo-Pak war Col Tarapore (a Parsi), Abdul Hamid (a Muslim from Meerut), and Albert Ekka (a Christian from Ranchi) were all awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.
Batra was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War.