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Param Vir Chakra Winners List

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. Of the 21 awardees, 20 are from the Indian Army and one from the Indian Air Force.  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.
Param Vir Chakra 21 Winners List:


Name
Regiment
Date
Place
Major Somnath Sharma
4th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment
November 3, 1947
Badgam, Kashmir
Lance Naik Karam Singh
1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment
October 13, 1948
Tithwal, Kashmir
Second Lt. Rama Raghoba Rane
Corps of Engineers
April 8, 1948
Naushera, Kashmir
Naik Jadu Nath Singh
1st Battalion, Rajput Regiment
Feb-48
Naushera, Kashmir
Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat
6th Battalion, Rajputana Rifles
17–18 July 1948
Tithwal, Kashmir
Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria
3rd Battalion, 1st Gorkha Rifles
December 5, 1961
Elizabethville, Katanga, Congo
Major Dhan Singh Thapa
1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles
October 20, 1962
Ladakh, India
Subedar Joginder Singh
1st Battalion, Sikh Regiment
October 23, 1962
Northeast Frontier Agency
Major Shaitan Singh
13th Battalion, Kumaon Regiment
November 18, 1962
Rezang La
Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid
4th Battalion, The Grenadiers
September 10, 1965
Pakistan, Khem Karan Sector
Lieutenant-Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
17th Poona Horse
October 15, 1965
Phillora, Sialkot Sector, Pakistan
Lance Naik Albert Ekka
14th Battalion, Brigade of the Guards
December 3, 1971
Gangasagar, Agartala Sector
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
No.18 Squadron, Indian Air Force
December 14, 1971
Srinagar, Kashmir
2/Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal
17th Poona Horse
December 16, 1971
Jarpal, Shakargarh Sector
Major Hoshiar Singh
3rd Battalion, The Grenadiers
December 17, 1971
Shakargarh Sector
Naib Subedar Bana Singh
8th Battalion, J&K Light Infantry
June 23, 1987
Siachen Glacier, J&K
Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran
8th Battalion, Mahar Regiment
November 25, 1987
Sri Lanka
Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey
1st Battalion, 11th Gorkha Rifles
July 3, 1999
J&K
Yogendra Singh Yadav
18th Battalion, The Grenadiers
July 4, 1999
Tiger Hill, Kargil area
Rifleman Sanjay Kumar
13th Battalion, J&K Rifles
July 5, 1999

Captain Vikram Batra
13th Battalion, J&K Rifles
July 6, 1999
Kargil Area