The Param Vir Chakra is the ultimate symbol of bravery and sacrifice for the Indian Armed Forces. It is awarded for acts of valor in the face of the enemy, on land, sea, or air. Established on the same day as the Indian Republic, this prestigious decoration is a bronze disc bearing the national emblem, suspended from a green and orange ribbon. It is the equivalent of the Victoria Cross and the Medal of Honor, and only a select few have been awarded this honor. The recipients of the PVC are not only honored with a pension, free travel, and priority in government housing but their families are also honored with a pension. The PVC is the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the Indian Armed Forces, a true testament to the ultimate sacrifice for one's country.
Listen to great story of Major Somnath Sharma, PVC who laid down his life during the war.