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Gallantry Awardees

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Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=15 On 16 December 1971, Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal of 'A' Squadron, POONA HORSE, voluntarily moved to reinforce 'B' Squadron at Shakargarh sector, on receiving an urgent call for reinforcements. […]

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=13 On 14 December 1971, Srinagar airfield was bombed and strafed by six Pakistani Sabre aircraft. Inspite of immense risk to life for attempting to take off during the air […]

4239746 L/NK ALBERT EKKA Guards, (Posthumous)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/albert-ekka Lance Naik Albert Ekka was in the left forward company of a Battalion of the Brigade of Guards during their attack on the enemy defence at Gangasagar on the […]

Major Hoshiar Singh PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=14 On 15 December 1971, during India-Pakistan War Major Hoshiar Singh was commanding a company of 3 GRENADIERS and was ordered to capture the enemy locality of Jarpal. During the […]

Major Chewang Rinchen MVC

Major Chewang Rinchen MVC & Bar, SM (Kalon Tsewang Rigdzin,1931 – 1997) was a highly decorated officer in the Indian Army from the Union territory of Ladakh. He was the […]

13664646 Lance Naik NAR BAHADUR CHHETRI Guards,

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/nar-bahadur-chhetri 13664646 Lance Naik NAR BAHADUR CHHETRI Guards, (Effective date of award-4th December, 1971) Lance Naik Nar Bahadur Chhetri was part of a platoon of a battalion of the Brigade […]

Captain DEVINDER SINGH"AHLAWAT (IC-19161)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/devinder-singh-ahlawat Captain DEVINDER SINGH"AHLAWAT (IC-19161), Dogra Regiment.(Posthumous) (MVC) (1.effective date of the award-5th December 1971) Capt  Devinder Singh Ahlawat was leading a company of a Battalion of The Dogra Regiment […]

2760401 Sepoy PANDU RANG SALUNKHE

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/pandu-rang-salunkhe 2760401 Sepoy PANDU RANG SALUNKHE, Maratha Light Infantry.(Posthumous) (Effective date of award-6th December, 1971) During an assault by a battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry, supported by Armour, an […]

Brigadier JOGINDER SINGHI BAKSHI.(1C-4870)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/joginder-singh-bakshi Brigadier JOGINDER SINGHI BAKSHI.(1C-4870).        (Effective date of the award—7th December, 1971) Brigadier Joginder Singh Bakshi was commanding a Mountain Brigade during the operations against Pakistan on the Eastern […]

Lieutenant Colonel ARUN BHIMRAO HAROLIKAR, (1C-7916)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/arun-bhimrao-harolikar Lieutenant Colonel ARUN BHIMRAO HAROLIKAR, (1C-7916), 5th Gorkha Riftes. Lieutenant Colonel Arun Bhimrao Harolikar, who was commanding a Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles, was given the task of […]

WING COMMANDER SWAROOP KRISHNA KAUL (4721) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-swaroop-krishna-kaul WING COMMANDER SWAROOP KRISHNA KAUL (4721) F(P) (Effective date of award – 4th December 1971) At the outbreak of hostilities, Wing Commander Swaroop Krishna Kaul, the Commanding Officer of […]

SQUADRON LEADER RAVINDER NATH BHARDWAJ (5001) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/squadron-leader-ravinder-nath-bhardwaj SQUADRON LEADER RAVINDER NATH BHARDWAJ (5001) F(P) (Effective date of award – 5th December 1971) Squadron Leader Ravinder Nath Bhardwaj, a senior pilot in a fighter- bomber squadron, has […]

WING COMMANDER CECIL VIVIAN PARKER, VM (4346) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-cecil-vivian-parker WING COMMANDER CECIL VIVIAN PARKER, VM  (4346) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Wing Commander Cecil Vivian Parker, the Officer Commanding of a fighter-bomber squadron led […]

WING COMMANDER VIDYA BHUSHAN VASISHT (4584) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-vidya-bhushan-vasisht WING COMMANDER VIDYA BHUSHAN VASISHT (4584) F(P) (Effective date of award – 3rd December 1971) Wing Commander Vidya Bhushan Vasisht, the Commanding Officer of an operational squadron, led a […]

WING COMMANDER RAMESH SAKHRAM BENEGAL, AVSM (4220) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-ramesh-sakhram-benegal WING COMMANDER RAMESH SAKHRAM BENEGAL, AVSM  (4220) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) As the Officer Commanding of an operational reconnaissance squadron, Wing Commander Ramesh Sakhram […]

WING COMMANDER MAN MOHAN BIR SINGH TALWAR (4573) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-man-mohan-bir-singh-talwar WING COMMANDER MAN MOHAN BIR SINGH TALWAR  (4573) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Wing Commander Man Mohan Bir Singh Talwar, Commanding Officer of Bomber Squadron […]

WING COMMANDER ALLAN ALBERT D’COSTA (4580) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-allan-albert-d%E2%80%99costa WING COMMANDER ALLAN ALBERT D’COSTA  (4580) F(P) (Effective date of award – 4th December 1971) Wing Commander Allan Albert D’Costa, the Commanding Officer of fighter Bomber squadron, had brought […]

WING COMMANDER HARCHARAN SINGH MANGET (4666) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-harcharan-singh-manget WING COMMANDER HARCHARAN SINGH MANGET  (4666) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) As the Commanding Officer of a fighter bomber squadron, Wing Commander Harcharan Singh Manget […]

GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDAN SINGH, AVSM, VrC (3460) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/group-captain-chandan-singh GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDAN SINGH, AVSM, VrC (3460) F(P) (Effective date of award – 7th December 1971) Group Captain Chandan Singh is the Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station […]

WING COMMANDER PADMANABHA GAUTAM, MVC, VM (4482) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-padmanabha-gautam WING COMMANDER PADMANABHA GAUTAM, MVC, VM (4482) F(P) (Effective date of award – 5th December 1971) Wing Commander Padmanabha Gautam, Commanding Officer of a bomber squadron, led many missions […]

SQUADRON LEADER MADHAVENDRA BANERJI, VM (4898) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/squadron-leader-madhavendra-banerji SQUADRON LEADER MADHAVENDRA BANERJI, VM  (4898) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Squadron Leader Madhavendra Banerji, a senior pilot in a fighter bomber squadron, led no […]

CAPTAIN MAHENDRA NATH MULLA

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/cdr-kp-gopal-rao CAPTAIN MAHENDRA NATH MULLA EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 9TH DECEMBER, 1971 Two ships of the Indian Navy under the command of Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, Senior Officer of a […]

COMMANDER KASARGOD PATNASHETTI GOPAL RAO, VSM, (00079-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/cdr-kp-gopal-rao COMMANDER KASARGOD PATNASHETTI GOPAL RAO, VSM, (00079-B) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 4TH DECEMBER, 1971 A small Task Group of the Western Fleet carried out an offensive sweep on the […]

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOSEPH PIUS ALFRED NORONHA (00422-H)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/jpa-noronha LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOSEPH PIUS ALFRED NORONHA (00422-H) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 8TH DECEMBER, 1971 Lieutenant Commander Joseph Fius Alfred Noronha was in Command of INS PANVEL.  His ship formed […]

COMMANDER MOHAN NARAYAN RAO SAMANT (00124-F)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohan-narayan-rao-samant COMMANDER MOHAN NARAYAN RAO SAMANT (00124-F) Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Samant was the Senior Officer of a Force consisting of Craft, which carried out most daring and highly successful […]

CAPTAIN SWARAJ PARKASH, AVSM (00022-Z)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/swaraj-parkash-avsm CAPTAIN SWARAJ PARKASH, AVSM (00022-Z) Captain Swaraj Parkash Commanded INS VIKRANT which was the nucleus of the Naval interdiction and strike force operating against the enemy in the Bay […]

COMMANDER BABRU BAHAN YADAV, (00101-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/bb-yadav COMMANDER BABRU BAHAN YADAV, (00101-B) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 5TH DECEMBER, 1971 Commander Babru Bahan Yadav was the Squadron Commander of a division of ships which formed part of […]

LIEUTENANT ARVIND SINGH, (02283-N)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/arvind-singh LIEUTENANT ARVIND SINGH, (02283-N) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 19TH OCTOBER, 1987 Lieutenant Arvind Singh was the Officer-in-Charge of Indian Marine Special Force (IMSF) team which alongwith 10 Para Commandos […]

C SINGH, L/S (OD2) (87600)

Year of Award 1971

Lieutenant Colonel Swai BHAWANI SINGH (IC-9015)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/swai-bhawani-singh Lieutenant Colonel Swai BHAWANI SINGH (IC-9015) the Parachute Regiment. (Effective date of award-51h December, 1971) On the night of 5th/6th December, 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Swai Bhawani Singh, who was […]

Lieutenant Colonel NARINDER SINGH SANDHU (IC-6638)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/narinder-singh-sandhu Lieutenant Colonel NARINDER SINGH SANDHU (IC-6638), Dogra Regiment, (Effective date of award--- 5th December 1971) On the right of the 5th/6th: December 1971. Lieutenant Colonel Narinder Singh Sandhu, who […]

Brigadier KRISHNASWAMI GOWRI SHANKAR(IC-3999)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/krishnaswami-gowri-shankar Brigadier KRISHNASWAMI GOWRI SHANKAR(IC-3999). (Effective date of award—5th December 1971) Brigadier Krishnaswami Gowri Shankar was commanding an infantry brigade which was responsible for the defence of Dera Baba Nanak […]

Major KULDIP SINGH CHANDPURI, (IC-18067)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/kuldip-singh-chandpuri Major KULDIP SINGH CHANDPURI, (IC-18067),Punjab Regiment. (Effective date of award-5th December 1971) Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was commanding a company of a battalion of the Punjab Regiment occupying a […]

No. 5333223 L/Naik RAN BAHADUR GURUNG

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/ran-bahadur-gurung-1 No. 5333223 L/Naik RAN BAHADUR GURUNG 3 Bn. 1st Gorkha Rifles (Posthumous) (Effective date of award-6th December 1961) On 6th December 1961 when our troops were attacking enemy positions […]

Brigadier KAILAS PRASAD PANDE (IC-4128)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/kailas-prasad-pande Brigadier KAILAS PRASAD PANDE (IC-4128), "Regiment of Artillery During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971. Brigadier Kailas Prasad Pande was commanding a Mountain Brigade. The Brigade was assigned […]

Brigadier JOGINDER SINGH GHARAYA, (IC-1984), KC, VSM

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/joginder-singh-gharaya-kc-vsm Brigadier JOGINDER SINGH GHARAYA, (IC-1984), KC, VSM (Effective date of award-6th December 1971) Brigadier Joginder Singh Gharaya was commanding an infantry brigade in the Eastern Front. As Brigade Commander, […]

Brigadier MOHINDER LAL WHIG, (IC-3940)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohinder-lal-whig Brigadier MOHINDER LAL WHIG, (IC-3940) (Effective date of award-6th December 1971) Brigadier Mohinder Lal Whig was the Commander of an infantry brigade group in the Kargil Sector on the […]

Lieutenant Colonel CHITOOR VENUGOPAL, (IC-5096)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/chitoor-venugopal Lieutenant Colonel CHITOOR VENUGOPAL, (IC-5096) Gorkha Rifles (Effective date of the award-—7th December, 1971) Lieutenant Colonel Chitoor Venugopal was commanding a battalion of the Gorkha Rifles during the operations […]

IC-33029 Subedar MOHINDER SINGH

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohinder-singh-2 IC-33029 Subedar MOHINDER SINGH,Punjah Regiment. (Effective date of award- 7th December, 1971) Subedar Mohinder Singh was commanding a platoon of a battalion of Punjab Regiment, in an attack on […]

Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (1169089)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/thapasi-chhettiar-ramasway-chhettiar Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (1169089) Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (No. 1169089), Air Defence Regiment. (Effective date of award - 05th December 1971) Havildar (GD) Thapasi […]

AVINDRA NATH SHARMA, ACTING PETTY OFFICER (TELEGRAPHIST), (88301)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/rn-sharma-potel AVINDRA NATH SHARMA,  ACTING PETTY OFFICER (TELEGRAPHIST), (88301) Ravindra Nath Sharma, Petty Officer (Telegraphist) was a member of the crew of an Indian Naval Ship which attacked Karachi on […]

COMMANDER VIJAI SINGH SHEKHAWAT, (00189-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/vs-shekhawat COMMANDER VIJAI SINGH SHEKHAWAT, (00189-B) During the operations against a Pakistan in December, 1971, Commander Vijai Singh Shekhawat was the Commanding Officer of an Indian Naval Submarine. Despite the […]

KAPALLI SAI RAJU, LEADING ELECTRICAL MACHANIC (POWER), (89148)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/k-s-raju-lem KAPALLI SAI RAJU, LEADING ELECTRICAL MACHANIC (POWER), (89148)   Kapalli Sai Raju was a member of a Naval Unit which attacked the port of Khulna during the operations against […]

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SOURIRAJULU RAMSAGAR, (00379-K)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/sourirajulu-ramsagar LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SOURIRAJULU RAMSAGAR, (00379-K) During the operations against Pakistan in December, Lieutenant Commander Sourirajulu Ramsagar was the pilot of the Indian Naval aircraft which carried out strikes on […]

SUB LIEUTENANT ASHOK KUMAR, (01036-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/ashok-kumar-1 SUB LIEUTENANT ASHOK KUMAR, (01036-B) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Sub Lieutenant Ashok Kumar was a member of an Indian Naval Unit of the Eastern Fleet. […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SHIVINDER SINGH BAINS (7727) FLYING (PILOT)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/shivinder-singh-bains FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SHIVINDER SINGH BAINS (7727) FLYING (PILOT) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, as a pilot in a Fighter Squadron Flight Lieutenant Shivinder Singh Bains flew […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KULDEEP SINGH SAHOTA (9848) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/flight-lieutenant-kuldeep-singh-sahota-0 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT KULDEEP SINGH SAHOTA (9848) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, as a pilot of a Fighter Bomber Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Kuldeep Singh Sahota flew […]

SQUADRON LEADER VINOD KUMAR BHATIA, VrC (6497) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/flight-lieutenant-vinod-kumar-bhatia-0 SQUADRON LEADER VINOD KUMAR BHATIA, VrC (6497) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Vinod Kumar Bhatia was a flight commander of a Fighter Bomber […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PUSHAP KUMAR VAID (6892) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/pushap-kumar-vaid FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PUSHAP KUMAR VAID (6892) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Pushap Kumar Vaid was serving with a helicopter unit deployed in the Eastern […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MANJIT SINGH SEKHON, SC, VM (6756) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/manjit-singh-sekhon FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MANJIT SINGH SEKHON, SC, VM (6756) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon was commanding a detachment of a front […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PARMINDER PAUL SINGH KAWATRA (11383) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/parminder-paul-singh FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PARMINDER PAUL SINGH KAWATRA (11383) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant PPS Kawatra was attached to a fighter squadron.  He flew several missions […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SUKRUTARAJ JAYANDRA (8423) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/sukrutaraj-jayandra FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SUKRUTARAJ JAYANDRA (8423) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Sukrutaraj Jayandra was serving with a Fighter Bomber Squadron in the Eastern Sector.  While […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ASPARI RAGHUNATH (9122) F(N)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/aspari-raghunath FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ASPARI RAGHUNATH (9122) F(N) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath was serving with a bomber squadron.  He volunteered for every sortie and […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ARUNA KUMAR DATTA (9738) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/aruna-kumar-datta FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ARUNA KUMAR DATTA (9738) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aruna Kumar Datta few several operational missions while serving with a detachment of […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PARTHA DAS GUPTA (9770) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/partha-das-gupta FLIGHT LIEUTENANT PARTHA DAS GUPTA (9770) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Partha Das Gupta, was serving with a fighter Bomber Squadron.  He flew […]

FLYING OFFICER BALLACHANDRA CHENGAPA KARUMBAYA (10604) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/ballachandra-chengapa-karumbaya FLYING OFFICER BALLACHANDRA CHENGAPA KARUMBAYA (10604) F(P) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Ballachandra Chengapa Karumbaya was serving with a Fighter Bomber Squadron.  He carried out […]

SQUADRON LEADER SINDHAGHATTA SUBBARAMU (5371) FLYING PILOT

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/sindhaghatta-subbaramu SQUADRON LEADER SINDHAGHATTA SUBBARAMU (5371) FLYING PILOT During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971. Squadron Leader Sindhaghatta Subbaramu was attached to a Fighter Squadron.  He flew thirty two missions […]

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ROY ANDREW MASSEY (8428) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/roy-andrew-massey FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ROY ANDREW MASSEY (8428) F(P) On the 22nd November, 1971 at 1450 hours an order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft, which had intruded into our territory near […]

LIEUTENANT ARUN PARKASH, (00590-R)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/arun-prakash LIEUTENANT ARUN PARKASH, (00590-R) During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Lieutenant Arun Parkash was a deputation to the Indian Air Force. On the 4th December, 1971, he led […]

Second Lieutenant Hawa Singh (SS-23003)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/hawa-singh Second Lieutenant Hawa Singh (SS-23003) The Gorkha Rifles (Posthumous) A Battalion of the Gorkha Rifles was given the task of capturing an enemy position in an aera in the […]

Naik Raja Singh (2950437)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/raja-singh Naik Raja Singh (2950437) The Rajput Regiment (Posthumous) Naik Raja Singh was a section commander in a Battalion of the Rajput Regiment. His company was ordered to clear an […]

Gunner Bhadreswar Pathak (1179857)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/bhadreswar-pathak Gunner Bhadreswar Pathak (1179857) Air Defence Regiment, The Regiment of Artillery (Posthumous) Gunner Bhadreswar Pathak was carrying out the duties of Ammunition number in a detachment of an Air […]

Captain SUKHWANT SINGH GILL (IC-20521)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/sukhwant-singh-gill-0 Captain SUKHWANT SINGH GILL (IC-20521) The Regiment of Artillery Captain Sukhwant Singh Gill was the Officiating Battery Commander with a Battalion of the Sikh Regiment in the Chhamb Sector. […]

Param Vir Chakra

Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=15 On 16 December 1971, Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal of 'A' Squadron, POONA HORSE, voluntarily moved to reinforce 'B' Squadron at Shakargarh sector, on receiving an urgent call for reinforcements. […]

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=13 On 14 December 1971, Srinagar airfield was bombed and strafed by six Pakistani Sabre aircraft. Inspite of immense risk to life for attempting to take off during the air […]

4239746 L/NK ALBERT EKKA Guards, (Posthumous)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/albert-ekka Lance Naik Albert Ekka was in the left forward company of a Battalion of the Brigade of Guards during their attack on the enemy defence at Gangasagar on the […]

Major Hoshiar Singh PVC

https://nationalwarmemorial.gov.in/pvc_awardies_details.php?sno=14 On 15 December 1971, during India-Pakistan War Major Hoshiar Singh was commanding a company of 3 GRENADIERS and was ordered to capture the enemy locality of Jarpal. During the […]

Maha Vir Chakra

Major Chewang Rinchen MVC

Major Chewang Rinchen MVC & Bar, SM (Kalon Tsewang Rigdzin,1931 – 1997) was a highly decorated officer in the Indian Army from the Union territory of Ladakh. He was the […]

13664646 Lance Naik NAR BAHADUR CHHETRI Guards,

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/nar-bahadur-chhetri 13664646 Lance Naik NAR BAHADUR CHHETRI Guards, (Effective date of award-4th December, 1971) Lance Naik Nar Bahadur Chhetri was part of a platoon of a battalion of the Brigade […]

Captain DEVINDER SINGH"AHLAWAT (IC-19161)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/devinder-singh-ahlawat Captain DEVINDER SINGH"AHLAWAT (IC-19161), Dogra Regiment.(Posthumous) (MVC) (1.effective date of the award-5th December 1971) Capt  Devinder Singh Ahlawat was leading a company of a Battalion of The Dogra Regiment […]

2760401 Sepoy PANDU RANG SALUNKHE

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/pandu-rang-salunkhe 2760401 Sepoy PANDU RANG SALUNKHE, Maratha Light Infantry.(Posthumous) (Effective date of award-6th December, 1971) During an assault by a battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry, supported by Armour, an […]

Brigadier JOGINDER SINGHI BAKSHI.(1C-4870)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/joginder-singh-bakshi Brigadier JOGINDER SINGHI BAKSHI.(1C-4870).        (Effective date of the award—7th December, 1971) Brigadier Joginder Singh Bakshi was commanding a Mountain Brigade during the operations against Pakistan on the Eastern […]

Lieutenant Colonel ARUN BHIMRAO HAROLIKAR, (1C-7916)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/arun-bhimrao-harolikar Lieutenant Colonel ARUN BHIMRAO HAROLIKAR, (1C-7916), 5th Gorkha Riftes. Lieutenant Colonel Arun Bhimrao Harolikar, who was commanding a Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles, was given the task of […]

WING COMMANDER SWAROOP KRISHNA KAUL (4721) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-swaroop-krishna-kaul WING COMMANDER SWAROOP KRISHNA KAUL (4721) F(P) (Effective date of award – 4th December 1971) At the outbreak of hostilities, Wing Commander Swaroop Krishna Kaul, the Commanding Officer of […]

SQUADRON LEADER RAVINDER NATH BHARDWAJ (5001) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/squadron-leader-ravinder-nath-bhardwaj SQUADRON LEADER RAVINDER NATH BHARDWAJ (5001) F(P) (Effective date of award – 5th December 1971) Squadron Leader Ravinder Nath Bhardwaj, a senior pilot in a fighter- bomber squadron, has […]

WING COMMANDER CECIL VIVIAN PARKER, VM (4346) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-cecil-vivian-parker WING COMMANDER CECIL VIVIAN PARKER, VM  (4346) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Wing Commander Cecil Vivian Parker, the Officer Commanding of a fighter-bomber squadron led […]

WING COMMANDER VIDYA BHUSHAN VASISHT (4584) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-vidya-bhushan-vasisht WING COMMANDER VIDYA BHUSHAN VASISHT (4584) F(P) (Effective date of award – 3rd December 1971) Wing Commander Vidya Bhushan Vasisht, the Commanding Officer of an operational squadron, led a […]

WING COMMANDER RAMESH SAKHRAM BENEGAL, AVSM (4220) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-ramesh-sakhram-benegal WING COMMANDER RAMESH SAKHRAM BENEGAL, AVSM  (4220) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) As the Officer Commanding of an operational reconnaissance squadron, Wing Commander Ramesh Sakhram […]

WING COMMANDER MAN MOHAN BIR SINGH TALWAR (4573) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-man-mohan-bir-singh-talwar WING COMMANDER MAN MOHAN BIR SINGH TALWAR  (4573) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Wing Commander Man Mohan Bir Singh Talwar, Commanding Officer of Bomber Squadron […]

WING COMMANDER ALLAN ALBERT D’COSTA (4580) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-allan-albert-d%E2%80%99costa WING COMMANDER ALLAN ALBERT D’COSTA  (4580) F(P) (Effective date of award – 4th December 1971) Wing Commander Allan Albert D’Costa, the Commanding Officer of fighter Bomber squadron, had brought […]

WING COMMANDER HARCHARAN SINGH MANGET (4666) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-harcharan-singh-manget WING COMMANDER HARCHARAN SINGH MANGET  (4666) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) As the Commanding Officer of a fighter bomber squadron, Wing Commander Harcharan Singh Manget […]

GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDAN SINGH, AVSM, VrC (3460) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/group-captain-chandan-singh GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDAN SINGH, AVSM, VrC (3460) F(P) (Effective date of award – 7th December 1971) Group Captain Chandan Singh is the Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station […]

WING COMMANDER PADMANABHA GAUTAM, MVC, VM (4482) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/wing-commander-padmanabha-gautam WING COMMANDER PADMANABHA GAUTAM, MVC, VM (4482) F(P) (Effective date of award – 5th December 1971) Wing Commander Padmanabha Gautam, Commanding Officer of a bomber squadron, led many missions […]

SQUADRON LEADER MADHAVENDRA BANERJI, VM (4898) F(P)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/squadron-leader-madhavendra-banerji SQUADRON LEADER MADHAVENDRA BANERJI, VM  (4898) F(P) (Effective date of award – 17th December 1971) Squadron Leader Madhavendra Banerji, a senior pilot in a fighter bomber squadron, led no […]

CAPTAIN MAHENDRA NATH MULLA

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/cdr-kp-gopal-rao CAPTAIN MAHENDRA NATH MULLA EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 9TH DECEMBER, 1971 Two ships of the Indian Navy under the command of Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla, Senior Officer of a […]

COMMANDER KASARGOD PATNASHETTI GOPAL RAO, VSM, (00079-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/cdr-kp-gopal-rao COMMANDER KASARGOD PATNASHETTI GOPAL RAO, VSM, (00079-B) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 4TH DECEMBER, 1971 A small Task Group of the Western Fleet carried out an offensive sweep on the […]

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOSEPH PIUS ALFRED NORONHA (00422-H)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/jpa-noronha LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOSEPH PIUS ALFRED NORONHA (00422-H) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 8TH DECEMBER, 1971 Lieutenant Commander Joseph Fius Alfred Noronha was in Command of INS PANVEL.  His ship formed […]

COMMANDER MOHAN NARAYAN RAO SAMANT (00124-F)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohan-narayan-rao-samant COMMANDER MOHAN NARAYAN RAO SAMANT (00124-F) Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Samant was the Senior Officer of a Force consisting of Craft, which carried out most daring and highly successful […]

CAPTAIN SWARAJ PARKASH, AVSM (00022-Z)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/swaraj-parkash-avsm CAPTAIN SWARAJ PARKASH, AVSM (00022-Z) Captain Swaraj Parkash Commanded INS VIKRANT which was the nucleus of the Naval interdiction and strike force operating against the enemy in the Bay […]

COMMANDER BABRU BAHAN YADAV, (00101-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/bb-yadav COMMANDER BABRU BAHAN YADAV, (00101-B) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 5TH DECEMBER, 1971 Commander Babru Bahan Yadav was the Squadron Commander of a division of ships which formed part of […]

LIEUTENANT ARVIND SINGH, (02283-N)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/arvind-singh LIEUTENANT ARVIND SINGH, (02283-N) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 19TH OCTOBER, 1987 Lieutenant Arvind Singh was the Officer-in-Charge of Indian Marine Special Force (IMSF) team which alongwith 10 Para Commandos […]

C SINGH, L/S (OD2) (87600)

Year of Award 1971

Lieutenant Colonel Swai BHAWANI SINGH (IC-9015)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/swai-bhawani-singh Lieutenant Colonel Swai BHAWANI SINGH (IC-9015) the Parachute Regiment. (Effective date of award-51h December, 1971) On the night of 5th/6th December, 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Swai Bhawani Singh, who was […]

Lieutenant Colonel NARINDER SINGH SANDHU (IC-6638)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/narinder-singh-sandhu Lieutenant Colonel NARINDER SINGH SANDHU (IC-6638), Dogra Regiment, (Effective date of award--- 5th December 1971) On the right of the 5th/6th: December 1971. Lieutenant Colonel Narinder Singh Sandhu, who […]

Brigadier KRISHNASWAMI GOWRI SHANKAR(IC-3999)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/krishnaswami-gowri-shankar Brigadier KRISHNASWAMI GOWRI SHANKAR(IC-3999). (Effective date of award—5th December 1971) Brigadier Krishnaswami Gowri Shankar was commanding an infantry brigade which was responsible for the defence of Dera Baba Nanak […]

Major KULDIP SINGH CHANDPURI, (IC-18067)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/kuldip-singh-chandpuri Major KULDIP SINGH CHANDPURI, (IC-18067),Punjab Regiment. (Effective date of award-5th December 1971) Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was commanding a company of a battalion of the Punjab Regiment occupying a […]

No. 5333223 L/Naik RAN BAHADUR GURUNG

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/ran-bahadur-gurung-1 No. 5333223 L/Naik RAN BAHADUR GURUNG 3 Bn. 1st Gorkha Rifles (Posthumous) (Effective date of award-6th December 1961) On 6th December 1961 when our troops were attacking enemy positions […]

Brigadier KAILAS PRASAD PANDE (IC-4128)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/kailas-prasad-pande Brigadier KAILAS PRASAD PANDE (IC-4128), "Regiment of Artillery During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971. Brigadier Kailas Prasad Pande was commanding a Mountain Brigade. The Brigade was assigned […]

Brigadier JOGINDER SINGH GHARAYA, (IC-1984), KC, VSM

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/joginder-singh-gharaya-kc-vsm Brigadier JOGINDER SINGH GHARAYA, (IC-1984), KC, VSM (Effective date of award-6th December 1971) Brigadier Joginder Singh Gharaya was commanding an infantry brigade in the Eastern Front. As Brigade Commander, […]

Brigadier MOHINDER LAL WHIG, (IC-3940)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohinder-lal-whig Brigadier MOHINDER LAL WHIG, (IC-3940) (Effective date of award-6th December 1971) Brigadier Mohinder Lal Whig was the Commander of an infantry brigade group in the Kargil Sector on the […]

Lieutenant Colonel CHITOOR VENUGOPAL, (IC-5096)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/chitoor-venugopal Lieutenant Colonel CHITOOR VENUGOPAL, (IC-5096) Gorkha Rifles (Effective date of the award-—7th December, 1971) Lieutenant Colonel Chitoor Venugopal was commanding a battalion of the Gorkha Rifles during the operations […]

IC-33029 Subedar MOHINDER SINGH

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/mohinder-singh-2 IC-33029 Subedar MOHINDER SINGH,Punjah Regiment. (Effective date of award- 7th December, 1971) Subedar Mohinder Singh was commanding a platoon of a battalion of Punjab Regiment, in an attack on […]

Vir Chakra

Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (1169089)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/thapasi-chhettiar-ramasway-chhettiar Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (1169089) Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar (No. 1169089), Air Defence Regiment. (Effective date of award - 05th December 1971) Havildar (GD) Thapasi […]

AVINDRA NATH SHARMA, ACTING PETTY OFFICER (TELEGRAPHIST), (88301)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/rn-sharma-potel AVINDRA NATH SHARMA,  ACTING PETTY OFFICER (TELEGRAPHIST), (88301) Ravindra Nath Sharma, Petty Officer (Telegraphist) was a member of the crew of an Indian Naval Ship which attacked Karachi on […]

COMMANDER VIJAI SINGH SHEKHAWAT, (00189-B)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/vs-shekhawat COMMANDER VIJAI SINGH SHEKHAWAT, (00189-B) During the operations against a Pakistan in December, 1971, Commander Vijai Singh Shekhawat was the Commanding Officer of an Indian Naval Submarine. Despite the […]

KAPALLI SAI RAJU, LEADING ELECTRICAL MACHANIC (POWER), (89148)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/k-s-raju-lem KAPALLI SAI RAJU, LEADING ELECTRICAL MACHANIC (POWER), (89148)   Kapalli Sai Raju was a member of a Naval Unit which attacked the port of Khulna during the operations against […]

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SOURIRAJULU RAMSAGAR, (00379-K)

https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/Awardee/sourirajulu-ramsagar LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SOURIRAJULU RAMSAGAR, (00379-K) During the operations against Pakistan in December, Lieutenant Commander Sourirajulu Ramsagar was the pilot of the Indian Naval aircraft which carried out strikes on […]

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