Sunday, Feb 05, 2023

Param Vir Chakra


100th birth anniversary of first Param Vir Chakra awardee observed Tuesday

January 31, 2023 3:38 pm

Major Somnath Sharma was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his gallantry in the 1948 Indo-Pak war in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Andaman islands renamed: Honouring soldiers in inventive ways

January 26, 2023 7:09 am

With the renaming done in their honour, the islands have become more than just distant outposts of a vast country -- they become a way of making those 21 soldiers a part of the very geography of this land, memorialised in earth and water

Delhi Confidential: Bollywood stars laud PM for naming Andaman & Nicobar islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees

January 24, 2023 6:47 am

The actors had essayed the roles of some of the Param Vir Chakra awardees in their respective films.

21 Andaman islands named after Param Vir Chakra awardees

January 24, 2023 1:47 am

At an online event on the occasion of Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, Modi also unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Bose, to be set up in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

PM Modi names 21 Andaman islands after Param Vir Chakra recipients: Meet the bravehearts

January 24, 2023 10:06 am

Previously, Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep by PM Modi during his visit to the Island in 2018.

PM to name 21 Andaman islands after PVC awardees tomorrow

January 22, 2023 2:00 am

During the programme scheduled for 23 January—observed as Parakram Diwas—PM Modi will also unveil the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji to be built on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep.

'The Hero of Tiger Hill': Book tells story of India's youngest Param Vir Chakra awardee

August 29, 2022 2:05 pm

The autobiography, published by Srishti Publishers, is the true story of a brave soldier who left no stone unturned and fought valiantly for the honour of India.

The epic role of helicopter units in 1971 

November 08, 2021 10:37 am

In combat, the winners are always leaders with a vision, courage and the capability to get the best out of their soldiers

Batchmates remember of IAF's lone Param Vir Chakra awardee recall his valour

June 05, 2017 2:01 pm

Special tributes will be paid to Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon by his fellow coursemates who intend to reminisce about the time they spent together while under training.

Jharkhand: 44 years later, wife brings home soil from ’71 war hero’s grave

January 17, 2016 2:52 am

Apart from laying wreaths, the Army presented guard of honour before the last remains were taken to Gumla, his native district. Senior state government officials were also present on the occasion.