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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'The consular access was provided at 1200 hours, and at 1201 hours Jadhav started screaming at the Indian consul shouting 'where is my Vir Chakra,' followed by expletives in a wide range of languages and dialects,' says an official statement issued by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the meeting held at an undisclosed location.
Vir Chakra awardee Varthaman who shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet post-Balakot operations had resumed flying operations on August 23.
As India celebrated #IndependenceDay on August 15, the country congratulated pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on receiving the Vir Chakra award, an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of bravery.
It said the IAF was going to recommend Varthaman's name for Vir Chakra, the coveted wartime gallantry medal, which is the third highest after the Paramvir Chakra and the Mahavir Chakra.
Award Param Vir Chakra to Wing Commander Abhi and make another block buster in Bollywood titled 'Abhi To Party Shurroo Hoi Hai'
As part of the ceremony, the Indian leader lit the 'eternal flame' at the heart of the monument and met the families of 'Param Vir Chakra' recipients.
At my instance, Fernandes had unveiled a statue of Param Vir Chakra awardee Capt Vijaya Raghunandan Rao in Karimnagar, Telangana," Rao recalled.
The Indian Army contingent is represented by 4 Grenadiers also called in army circles as the Fighting Fourth, historically known for one of India's revered hero's Company Quartermaster Havaldar Abdul Hamid -- who was posthumously given India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra, for his bravery during the 1965 India-Pakistan 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.
Next, awards such as the Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra and Vir Chakra are presented to gallantry award winners.