The Param Vir Chakra is awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air.
Following categories of persons are eligible for the Param Vir Chakra:
a. Officers and men and women of all ranks of the Naval, Military and Air Forces, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.
b. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the Staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.
Medal: Circular in shape, made of bronze, one and three eighth inches in diameter and shall have embossed on the obverse four replicas of “Indra’s Vajra” with the State Emblem embossed in the centre. On its reverse, it shall have embossed “PARAM VIR CHAKRA” both in Hindi and in English with two lotus flowers between the Hindi and the English inscriptions.
Ribbon: Plain purple coloured ribbon.
Bar: If any recipient of the Chakra shall again perform such an act of bravery as would have made him or her eligible to receive the Chakra, such further act of bravery shall be recorded by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended, and for every such additional act of bravery, an additional Bar shall be added, and any such Bar or Bars may also be awarded posthumously. For every Bar awarded a replica of the “Indra’s Vajra” in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.
List Of Awardees
|SN.||Name||Year||Father’s Name||Mother’s Name||Rank||Unit|
|1.||MAJ SOMNATH SHARMA||1950 (Republic Day)||MAJ GEN A N SHARMA||NA||MAJ||4 KUMAON|
|2.||L/NK KARAM SINGH, MM||1950 (Republic Day)||Late UTTAM SINGH||Late SANTI KAUR||L/NK||1 SIKH|
|3.||2/LT RAMA RAGHOBA RANE||1950||NA||NA||2/LT||ENGRS|
|4.||NK JADUNATH SINGH||1950||NA||NA||NK||1 RAJPUT|
|5.||CHM PIRU SINGH||1952 (Republic Day)||Lal Singh||Smt Jara Bai||CHM||6 RAJ RIF|
|6.||CAPT GURBACHAN SINGH SALARIA||1962||MUNSHI RAM||NA||CAPT||3/1 GR|
|7.||MAJ DHAN SINGH THAPA||1962||NA||NA||MAJ||8 GR|
|8.||SUB JOGINDER SINGH||1962||Sh Sher Singh||Smt Kishan Kaur||SUB||1 SIKH|
|9.||MAJ SHAITAN SINGH||1963||HEM SINGH||NA||MAJ||KUMAON|
|10.||CQMH ABDUL HAMID||1965||NA||NA||CQMH||4 GDRS|
|11.||LT COL ARDESHIR BURZORJI TARAPORE||1965||NA||NA||LT COL||POONA HORSE|
|12.||2/LT ARUN KHETARPAL||1972 (Republic Day)||NA||NA||2/LT||17 HORSE|
|13.||MAJ HOSHIAR SINGH||1972 (Republic Day)||HIRA SINGH||NA||MAJ||GDRS|
|14.||L/NK ALBERT EKKA||1972 (Republic Day)||ZULUIS EKKA||MARIAM TIRKEY||L/NK||GUARDS|
|15.||NIRMAL JIT SINGH SEKHON||1972||S. Tarlok Singh||Smt Harbans Kaur||FLYING OFFICER||Flying Officer|
|16.||NB SUB BANA SINGH||1988 (Republic Day)||NA||NA||NB SUB||JAK LI|
|17.||MAJ RAMASWAMY PARAMESWARAN||1988||KS RAMASWAMY||NA||MAJ||MAHAR|
|18.||CAPT VIKRAM BATRA||1999 (Independence Day)||GIRDHARI LAL BATRA||KAMAL BATRA||CAPT||13 JAK RIF|
|19.||LT MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY||1999 (Independence Day)||GOPI CHAND PANDEY||MOHINI PANDEY||LT||1/11 GR|
|20.||RFN SANJAY KUMAR||1999 (Independence Day)||Durga Ram||Bhag Devi||RFN||13 JAK RIF|
|21.||GDR YOGENDER SINGH YADAV||1999 (Independence Day)||NA||NA||GDR||18 GDRS|