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Awards

Maha Vir Chakra

Mahavir Chakra is the second highest decoration and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air.It is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. Embossed on the obverse is a five pointed heraldic star with domed center-piece bearing the glided state emblem in the center. The words "Mahavir Chakra" are embossed in Hindi and English on the reverse with two lotus flowers in the middle. The decoration is worn on the left breast with a half- white and half-orange riband about 3.2cm in width, the organ being near the left shoulder.Caption Gurjinder Singh Suri of 12 Bihar Regiment was named for mahavir chakra posthumously on August 14, 2000.


Prominent Recipients

Hero of Phir Thil Major Satyapal Chopra
Havildar Fateh Singh
Lone Gunner Sepoy Dewan Singh
The Gallant Havildar Lance Havildar Daya Ram
The Unstoppable Chuna Ram Havildar Chuna Ram
Major Hari Chand
Blood in the Snow Sepoy Amar Singh
Hero in Civies civilian labourer, Ismail Mohammad
Rifleman Dhonkal Singh
Master Strategist Lt.Colonel Khanna
Major Brar's bravery Major Malkait Singh Brar
Jemadar Chewang Richen
Naik Chand Singh
Major Khushal Chand
Major Nirod Baran Banerjee
Lance Naik Gurung
Naik Chain Singh
Major Gurudal Singh
sepoy Kewal Singh
Squadron Leader Devayya
Madan Mohan Singh Bakshi
Major Shaitan Singh
Second Lieutenant Goswami
Outnumbered but Undaunted
Second Lieutenant Bhagwan Dutt Dogra
Lt. Col. Nandagopal
Wing Commander Good Man
Lt. Col. Singh
Lt. Col. Mehra
Lt. Col. Hayde
Astute Strategist Major Roy
Unflinching Defence Subhedar Ajit Singh
Duty before self Naubat Ram
Forward Thrust Raghubir Singh
In The Line Of Fire Major Tyagi
A Long Drawn Opration Brig. Zorawar Chand Bakshi
Valiant Leader Subedar Sonam Stobdhan
Tiger in the tank Lt.Col Salim Caleb
Air attack Major Sushil Kumar Mathur
Tenacious Fighter Major Chaudhury
Raw Courage Captain Gautum Mubayi
A Daring Move Major Ranjit Singh Dayal
Till The Very End Subedar Tika Bahadur Thapa
The Final Charge Captain Singh
War Veteran Major General Mohinder Singh
Major General Swarup Singh Kallan
Brigadier Khem Karan Singh
Captain Karan Singh Thapa
Naik Darshan Singh
Major General Har Krishen Sibal
Lt.Col Narindra Nath Khanna
Mission Accomplished Major Baljit Singh Randhwa
Reaching for the skies Squadron Leader Jag Mohan Nath
Victory Amidst The Flames Sepoy Ansuya Prasad
A man of distinction Brigadier Arun Shridhar Vaidya
The road To Dhaka Lt.Col Pannu
Astute Leader Lt.Col Gurubans Singh Sangha
A story of three battles Brigadier Harold Michigan
The Battle for Fatehpur Lt.Col Harish Pathak
A Battle Of Nerves Havildar Philipose
The Eastern Advance Brigadier Kailash Prasad Pande
Manoeuvres In The Skies Wing Commander Vidya Bhushan Vashist
Naval Hero Captain Mahendranath Mulla
A True Leader L.t.Col Bhavani Singh
A Real Life Hero Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri
Daring Raids Squadron Leader Banerji
Dangerous Missions Major Vijay Chowdhary
Hero of Garibpur Lt.Col.Rajkumar Singh
Heroic Defence 2nd Lt. G.V.P.Rao
The Last Man Havildar Sarup Singh
The Brigadier's Sacrifice Brigadier Rajendra Singh
Valiant Airman Wing Commander Sidney Basil Noronha
Fortune Favours the Brave Lance Havildar Ramprasad Gurung
Guerilla Soldiers Major Thakur Prithi Chand
One-Man Mission Lance Naik Thapa
Pathania's Ploys Lt. Col. Anant Singh Pathania
The Story of the Skardu Siege Lt. Col. Sher Jung Thapa
Action at Uri Jemadar Nand Singh
Master Soldier Naik Nar Singh
Superior Tactics Lt.Col Harbansingh Virk
Leading by Example Leiutanant Kishan Singh Rathor
A determined fight Naik Krishna Sonawane
Smart Moves Brigadier Kanhya Lal Atal
Death of a Patriot Lt. Col. Inderjit Singh Butalia
Innovation in the Skies Air Commodore Mehar Singh
An Immortal Hero Brigadier Mohamad Usman
In Defence of Srinagar Lt. Col. Dewan Ranjit Rai
Fellow Feeling Major Annavi Krishnaswamy Ramaswamy
The Last Post Captain Dara Dinshaw Mistri
The Doctor as saviour Major Anil Krishna Barat
Worthy of Honour Hrushikesh Moolgavkar
Thapa's Last Stand Naik Mahabir Thapa
Defending The Frontiers Rifleman Rawat
Martyr of Sodreke Major Bhupinder Singh
Last Charge Brigadier Harbhajan Singh
Hero in a Distant Island Lieutenant Ved Prakash Trehan
The Charge Across Basantar Leuitenant Colonel Hanut Singh
Summer 0f '48 Brigadier Yadunath Singh
Khukri Attack Naik Prem Bahadur Gurung
Defending Ashok Major Krishna Gopal Chatterji
He died a Hero Lance Havildar Nar Bahadur
Capturing" Shoulder" Subedar Sansar Chand
Valiant Soldier Lt.Col.Inderbal Singh Bawa
The Major Kept Cool Major Ganapathi Puttichanda Somiah
Master tactician Brigadier Manjit Singh
Underwater Operation Lt. Arvind Singh
Battle on a Lagoon Col. Vijay Kumar Bakshi
Double Honours Squadron Leader Padmanabha Gautam
Onwards to Dhaka Brigadier Sant Singh
Determined Resistance Second Lt. Rajeev Sandhu
An Armoured Mission Lt.Col. Sukhjit Singh
Defending Ranian Major Basdev Singh Mankhotia
Gunned Down Lance Naik Drig Pal Singh
Experienced Soldier Wing Commander Swarop Krishna Kaul
Bridge on the river Ravi Lt. Col. Narinder Singh Sandhu
The Capture of Chakra Major Dharam Veer Singh
In Dangerous Waters Commander Babru Bahan Yadav
Young Martyr Pati Ram Gurung
Man In Command Wing Commander Harcharan Singh Mangat
The night vigil Lance Naik Nar Bahadur Chhetri
Fight Over Brachil Pass Subedar Mohindar Singh
Armour Siege Brigadier Theograj
The Garibpur Tank Battle Major Daljeet Singh Narang
Champion Striker Wing Commander Allan Albert D’Costa
Till Death Decides Lt.Col. Ved Prakash Ghai
Nerves Of Steel Lt.Col. Prem Kumar Khanna
The Height Of Valour Colonel Udai Singh
True Grit Major Anup Singh Gahlaut
The Defence Of Jarpal Major Amarjit Singh Bal
In Dangerous waters Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Sawant
Flying Ace Squadron Leader Ravinder Nath Bhardwaj
Siege Of Jamalpur Brigadier Hardev Singh
Battle At Dawn Lt.Col.Chitoor Venugopal
The Last Charge Second Lt. Samsher Singh Samra
Advance Into Basantar Lt.Col.Ved Prakash Airy
Commander In The Skies Wing Commander Talwar
Hero Of Nagal Tekri Lt.Col. Rattan Nath Sharma
Hero Of Nagal Tekri Lt.Col. Rattan Nath Sharma
Defender Of The Ridge Major Jaivir Singh
One man mission Captain Pradeep kumar Gour
Heroes of Basantar Lt. Colonel Vohra
Elusive Captain Captain Swaraj Parkash
Sailor to the Rescue Seaman Chanam Singh
Lone Pilot Wing Commander Ramesh Sakharam Benegal
Tactical Genius Brigadier Bakshi
Advance across the river Brigadier Krishnaswamy
Fierce Resistance Lt. Col. Arun Bhimroa Harolikar
Wings of Steel Commander Cecil Parker
Courageous Captain Group Captain Chandan Singh
Battle of Trenches Subhedar Malkait Singh
Man of the Mountains Brig. Mohinder Lal Whig
A Charge Across The Bridge Captain Devinder Singh Ahlawat
 

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