2nd Lieutenant Arun Khaterpal

2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal (14 October 1950 – 16 December 1971) born in Pune, Maharashtra, was an officer of the Indian Army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration for valour in face of the enemy. 2nd Lt Khetrapal fell in the Battle of Basantar or Battle of Barapind […]

Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria

Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria (born 29 November 1935; Gurdaspur, Punjab – 1961) is a military war hero, who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest wartime military award. Military career Gurbachan Singh Salaria was from village Jangla near Shakragarh in Gurdaspur, Punjab. He belonged to a farming family and his father’s name was Chaudhary […]

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey

Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh – 2/3 July 1999, Kashmir) was the son of Gopi Chand Pandey, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow–Uttar Pradesh, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra for his courage and leadership during adverse times. Kargil He passed out from national defence academy and stayed in MIKE squardon He […]

Captain Vikram Batra

Captain Vikram Batra PVC (September 9, 1974 – July 7, 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Early life and career Vikram Batra was born on September 9th, 1974 […]

Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid

Company Quarter Master Havildar Abdul Hamid (July 1, 1933 – September 10, 1965) was a soldier in the 4 Grenadiers, Indian Army, who died in the Khem Karan sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and was the posthumous recipient of the Republic of India‘s highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra. The award was […]

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was an officer of the Indian Air Force. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration, in recognition of his lone defence of Srinagar Air Base against a Pakistani air raid during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He is the only member of the Indian […]

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav

Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav of the Indian army was awarded the highest Indian military honour, Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the Kargil War on 4 July 1999. Early life Yogendra Yadav was born in Bulandshahr District, Uttar Pradesh. Kargil War Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers, in the early morning hours of 4 […]

Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat

Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat (born 20 May 1918, Rampura Beri- Churu Rajputana, India) was a soldier in the British Indian Army. He died in service during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valour in the face of the enemy. Company Havildar was […]

Lance Naik Albert Ekka

Lance Naik (LCpl) Albert Ekka (1942-71) was a soldier in the Indian army. He died in service in the Battle of Hilli, during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valour in the face of the enemy. Albert Ekka was born on 27 December […]

Lance Naik Karam Singh

Lance Naik Karam Singh MM, a Sikh, was born on 15 September, 1915 in Barnala, Punjab . He is an Indian military war hero who was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest wartime military award, in 1948. Karam Singh retired from the Indian Army as Honorary Captain. He is survived by his wife Gurdial […]

Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore

Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore was born on August 18, 1923 in Mumbai. He belongs to the family of General Ratanjiba who led the army of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who was awarded 100 villages of which Tarapore was main village. The name Tarapore comes for the same reason. Later his grandfather relocated to Hyderabad and […]

Major Dhan Singh Thapa

Major Dhan Singh Thapa (April 10 1928 – September 6 2005) was an Indian Army major in 1st Battalion, 8th Gorkha Rifles Regiment. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration. Biography Dhan Singh Thapa was born to P. S. Thapa in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. He was commissioned into the 8th Gurkha […]

Major Hoshiar Singh

Major Hoshiar Singh (1936 – 1998) was born on 5 May 1936 in Sisana village, Rohtak district, Haryana to Choudhary Hira Singh. He served the Indian Army with dedication befitting his family and retired as Colonel. He died on 6 December 1998 of natural causes. Background His father was a farmer and his mother Mathuri […]

Major Ramaswamy Parameshwaran

Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran, was born on 13 September 1946, in Bombay, Maharashtra. He was granted Short Service Commission in the Mahar Regiment on 16 January 1972. He took part in a number of operations undertaken by the Indian Army. Under the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement many Indian Army units were dispatched to Sri Lanka to maintain […]

Major Shaitan Singh

Major Som Nath Sharma

Major Som Nath Sharma (1923–1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra[1], the highest Indian gallantry award. He was awarded the medal posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. He died while evicting Pakistani infiltrators and raiders from Srinagar Airport during the Indo-Pak war of 1947-48 in Kashmir. He […]

Naib Subedar Bana Singh

Captain Bana Singh, was born on 6 January 1949 at Kadyal in Jammu and Kashmir. He enrolled in the Indian Army on 6 January 1969 into the 8th Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regiment. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry medal in India. During the Siachen Conflict of […]

Naik Jadu Nath Singh

Naik Jadu Nath Singh, a Rathore Rajput, was born on 21 November 1916 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was enrolled in the 1 Rajput on 21 November 1941. During the Jammu & Kashmir operations in the winter of 1947, the capture of Jhangar on December 24th, by the Pakistani raiders, placed them in an advantageous […]

Rama Raghoba Rane

Second Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane, was born on 26 June 1918 at Chendia, Karwar, Karnataka, India. He comes from Konkan Maratha Community of Karwar. His statue has been erected in Karwar. He was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers on 15 December 1947. He retired as a Major from the Indian Army in 1968. During […]

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, is a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, India‘s highest military award. He was the leading Scout of a team tasked to capturing Area Flat Top on July 4, 1999 during the Kargil war. The area was held by Pakistan military. Having scaled the cliff, the team […]

Subedar Joginder Singh

Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan (26 September 1921 – 23 October 1962), a Saini [1] Sikh , born in Faridkot, Punjab was a Subedar in the Indian Army who distinguished himself by wining Param Vir Chakra, the highest war time gallantry award of Indian Army that any soldier can aspire for. On 28 September 1936, he […]