- The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is the highest military decoration award.
- 21 PVC has been awarded till date out of which 14 has been awarded posthumously.
- Naib Subedar Bana Singh, Granadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, and Rifle man Sanjay kumar are the three living PVC recipients.
- There are 20 PVC’s from the army & one from the air force. There is no PVC from the Navy.
- Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient of PVC.
|CName||Unit||Date of action||Conflict|
|Major Somnath Sharma||4 Kumaon||3 November 1947||Battle of Badgam|
|Naik Jadu Nath Singh||1 Rajput||6 February 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|2nd Lt.Rama Raghoba Rane||Bombay Sappers||8 April 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Company Havildar Major|
Piru Singh Shekhawat
|6 Rajputana Rifles||17 July 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Lance Naik Karam Singh||1 Sikh||13 October 1948||Indo-Pakistani War of 1947|
|Captain Gurbachan Singh |
|3/1 Gorkha Rifles||5 December 1961||Congo Crisis|
|Major Dhan Singh Thapa||1/8 Gorkha Rifles||20 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Subedar Joginder Singh|
|1 Sikh||23 October 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Major Shaitan Singh||13 Kumaon||18 November 1962||Sino-Indian War|
|Company Quarter master|
Havildar Abdul Hamid
|4 Grenadiers||10 September 1965||Battle of Asal Uttar|
|Lt. Col Ardeshir Burzorji |
|17 Poona Horse||15 October 1965||Battle of Chawinda|
|Lance Naik Albert Ekka||14 Guards||3 December 1971||Battle of Hilli|
|Flying Officer Nirmal Jit |
|No. 18 Squadron||14 December 1971||Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
|2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal||17 Poona Horse||16 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|Major Hoshiar Singh||3 Grenadiers||17 December 1971||Battle of Basantar|
|Naib Subedar Bana Singh||8 JAK LI||23 May 1987||Operation Rajiv|
|Major Ramaswamy |
|8 Mahar||25 November 1987||Operation Pawan|
|Captain Manoj |
|1/11 Gorkha Rifles||3 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
|18 Grenadiers||4 July 1999||Battle of Tiger Hill|
|Rifleman Sanjay Kumar||13 JAK Rifles||5 July 1999||Kargil War|
|Captain Vikram Batra||13 JAK Rifles||5 July 1999||Operation Vijay|
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