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Param Vir Chakra Winners List

The Param Vir Chakra or PVC is India's highest military decoration, which is given for displaying distinguished acts of valor during war.
The Param Vir Chakra is also called as the "Wheel of the Ultimate Brave", and which is conferred for "most conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy".
The PVC has been awarded 21 times and Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient. He was honored on 3 November 1947.
However, some Indian State Government as well as ministries of the central government provide allowances and rewards to recipients of the PVC or the family in case of the recipient is death.
Here is the list of all the PVC awardees since 1947.

Sl.No Name Rank Unit Date of Action Conflict Place of Action
1 Somnath Sharma Major Kumaon Regiment 3 November 1947 Battle of Badgam Badgam, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Jadunath Singh Naik Rajput Regiment 6 February 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 Naushera, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Rama Raghoba Rane Second Lieutenant Bombay Sappers 8 April 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 Naushera, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Piru Singh Company Havildar Major Rajputana Rifles 17 July 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 Tithwal, Jammu and Kashmir, India
5 Karam Singh Lance Naik Sikh Regiment 13 October 1948 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 Tithwal, Jammu and Kashmir, India
6 Gurbachan Singh Salaria Captain 1 Gorkha Rifles[d] 5 December 1961 Congo Crisis √Člisabethville, Katanga, Congo
7 Dhan Singh Thapa Major 8 Gorkha Rifles 20 October 1962 Sino-Indian War Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
8 Joginder Singh Subedar Sikh Regiment 23 October 1962 Sino-Indian War Tongpen La, North-East Frontier Agency, India
9 Shaitan Singh Major Kumaon Regiment 18 November 1962 Sino-Indian War Rezang La, Jammu and Kashmir, India
10 Abdul Hamid Company Quarter Master Havildar The Grenadiers 10 September 1965 Battle of Asal Uttar Khemkaran, India
11 Ardeshir Tarapore Lieutenant Colonel Poona Horse 11 September 1965 Battle of Chawinda Phillora, Sialkot, Pakistan
12 Albert Ekka Lance Naik Brigade of the Guards 3 December 1971 Battle of Hilli Gangasagar, Agartala, India
13 Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon Flying Officer No. 18 Squadron IAF 14 December 1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
14 Arun Khetarpal Second Lieutenant Poona Horse 16 December 1971 Battle of Basantar Barapind-Jarpal, Shakargarh, Pakistan
15 Hoshiar Singh Dahiya Major The Grenadiers 17 December 1971 Battle of Basantar Basantar River, Shakargarh, Pakistan
16 Bana Singh Naib Subedar Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry 23 May 1987 Operation Rajiv Siachen Glacier, Jammu and Kashmir, India
17 Ramaswamy Parameshwaran Major Mahar Regiment[e] 25 November 1987 Operation Pawan Sri Lanka
18 Manoj Kumar Pandey Lieutenant 11 Gorkha Rifles 3 July 1999 Operation Vijay Khaluber /Juber Top, Jammu and Kashmir, India
19 Yogendra Singh Yadav Grenadier The Grenadiers 4 July 1999 Battle of Tiger Hill Tiger Hill, Jammu and Kashmir, India
20 Sanjay Kumar Rifleman Jammu and Kashmir Rifles 5 July 1999 Kargil War Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, India
21 Vikram Batra Captain Jammu and Kashmir Rifles 7 July 1999 Operation Vijay Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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