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Gallantry & Bravery Section

Those who have been awarded the PVC, MVC and VrC have shown conceivable heights of heroism. Such are the people whose memories can inspire a nation. They are the ones who serve as ideals to our children, adolescent young men and women. As they belong to different castes, creeds, religions and states, they are the embodiments of patriotism and secularism and a strong factor in national integration. They also bring tremendous pride among those still serving and protecting the country's frontiers.

But, as lamented by Sqn Ldr K.B. Karkare, father of late Capt. Ashok Kumar Karkare, VrC, "the nation has failed to give adequate recognition to the great sacrifices made by her sons". If this compilation succeeds, no matter in what small measure, in reminding the nation of the valiant sacrifices made by her sons, it will have achieved much of its aims.

Kashmir Operations 1947 Korea Operations 1951
Congo Operations 1961 Chinese Aggression 1962
Indo-Pak war 1965 Indo-China Skirmish 1967
Indo-Pak war 1971 Kargil conflict 1999
Peace time Miscellaneous

Highly Decorated Officers IAF Navy Army Param Vir Chakra Winners
Bravest of the Brave IAF Army Memorials of the Brave
World War Aces Victoria Cross Gallantry runs in the Family

External Links

To serve with honour@Bharat Rakshak
Roll of Honour@Bharat Rakshak
Amar Jawan@Bharat Rakshak
Decorations & Medals of India@Ed Haynes site