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Highest Gallantry Award given by Indian Government

Highest Gallantry Award is Param Vir Chakra in India Army by Indian Government. Here is List of Top three Gallantry Award given by Indian Government:
1. Param Vir Chakra: Highest military award for valour, equivalent to the Victoria Cross (which was replaced once India gained its independence). Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy. It can be, and often has been, awarded posthumously. The PVC was established on 26 January 1950 (the date of India becoming a republic), by the President of India, with effect from 15 August 1947 (the date of Indian independence). It can be awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian military. It is the second highest award of the government of India after Bharat Ratna (amendment in the statute on 26 January 1980 resulted in this order of wearing).
2. Maha Vir Chakra: The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.
3. Vir Chakra: It is third in precedence in the war time gallantry.


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