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Gallantry Awards

The Indian Army is blessed with many heroes who have displayed exemplary courage during crisis situations. Many are conferred Gallantry awards for their exception acts. Gallantry Awards are classified into two Categories

  • Gallantry in the Face of Enemy
  • Gallantry Other than in the Face of Enemy

First Category of Gallantry Awards Comprises of the following Awards

  • Param Vir Chakra (PVC) – the highest honor to be bestowed
  • Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
  • Vir Chakra
  • Sena Medal, Nao Sena Medal, Vayu Sena Medal
  • Mention in Dispatches
  • Chiefs of Staff Commendation Card

 

Second Category of Gallantry Awards Comprises of the following Awards

  • Ashok Chakra
  • Kirti Chakra
  • Shaurya Chakra
  • Sena Medal
  • Mention in Dispatches
  • Chiefs of Staff Commendation Card

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