Highest Gallantry Awards in India

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Highest Gallantry Awards in India

Gallantry awards  or bravery awards in India are given to Defence personal given for their extreme valour ,courage and self sacrifice while fighting with enemies.

They are divided into 2 categories:

-Wartime gallantry awards 

these include 

Param vir chakra

Mahavir Chakra

Vir chakra

-Peacetime gallantry awards

Ashoka chakra 

Kirti chakra 

Shaurya chakra

Highest Gallantry award:Param Vir Chakra

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It is the highest bravery award given to defence personal for their atmost bravery and self sacrifice for saving others in front of enemy whether land,sea ,air.

This is made up of Gold

Major Somnath Sharma of Kumaon Regiment was the first recipent of this honour he got this award in war of 1947 for evicting Pakistani intruders in Kashmir.

Till now only 21 soldiers have received this award ,out of which 20 belongs to Indian army and 1 (Simrajeet sekhon) from Indian air force

2nd highest gallantry award:Mahavir chakra

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2nd Highest gallantry awards of India and is awarded for acts of conspicuos gallantry in presence of Enemy whether land ,air,sea

This is made up of silver

Lt col Diwan Rajit rai,Diwan singh,Bishan singh and chand singh were the first recipents of this award  during the war of 1947 in kashmir.

3rd highest gallantry award:Vir chakra

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3rd Highest gallantry awards of India and is awarded for acts of  gallantry in presence of enemy whether land ,air,sea

This is made up of silver

Sub N Bheemaiah was the first recipent of this award during the war of 1947 .

Cap Harbaksh singh and Ishwar were the second recipents during operation polo(Integration of Hyderabad).

Peacetime Gallantry Award

Ashok Chakra

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is the hidhest peacetime award equivalent to param vir chakra ,this is given for extreme courage,self sacrifice away from the battlefied

This is made up of gold

Civilians can also get this award.

Ft lt Suhas Biswas was the first recipent of this award in 1952 away

Kirti Chakra

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2nd Highest peacetime awards of India and is awarded for acts of conspicuos gallantry and courage away from battlefied.

This is made up of silver

It can be given to civilians as well.

It was first established in 1952  and flt Lt U A D cruz Sgt Ram chandra dua ,and sgt Dev Raj singh was the first reccipents of this award.

Shaurya chakra

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3rd Highest peacetime awards of India and is awarded for acts of  gallantry away from battlefied.It is generally given for countering insurgency operation.

This is made up of bronze

Peacetime distinguished Service award

Param Vishit seva medal, Ati vishit seva meadal, vishit seva medal

This award are given to the servicemen of all threes services in recognition of all three services ” MostExceptional”

“exceptional”,”High Order” for their distinguish sercice in armed forces respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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