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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He fired not a single bullet and yet he ' shot' these places in a way that the nation, twice over, conferred upon him the Maha Vir Chakra, a distinction which is as rare as it gets.
Tenders are invited for Invitation Of Bids For Supply Of Citation Boards Of Param Vir Chakra Awardees
Jaswant Garh stands tall between Se La pass and Jang along the Bhalukpong-Tawang road as a testimony to his saga of valour for which he won Maha Vir Chakra posthumously at the Battle of Nuranang.
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.
There is a 100 piece symphony band from Mayo College playing live on the lawns,there are souvenir shops and food stalls,models of aircrafts,tankers and busts of those great soldiers who received the highest honour,Param Vir Chakra,for their services.
The group has released a 248 page book on 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees and how they fought to keep our country safe.
Dyal was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, the country's second highest war gallantry award, for the capture of the formidable Haji Pir Pass in Jammu and Kashmir during the 1965 war with Pakistan.
Recognising the contribution of Punjab in the armed forces, Badal announced to increase the grant for a Param Vir Chakra recipient from ` 30 lakh to ` 2 crore.
Major Shaitan Singh is a winner of the Param Vir Chakra, and is honoured only in that unvisited war memorial near Chushul.
PARAM Vir Chakra recipient Yogendra Singh Yadav has been running from pillar to post to clear his name in a case after the police mistakenly charged him with disturbing peace in his village Aurangabad Ahir.