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May 19, 2014

Indian Gallantry Awards

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The Gallantry Awards are the awards which are presented for courage, valor and dignity. It’s presented for bravery and audacity. When India became a republic, India constituted its own Gallantry Award for bravery in Combat. There are different types of gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra and Mahavir Chakra. Foremost was the Param Vir Chakra, followed in precedence by the Maha Vir Chakra and the Vir Chakra.

We can divide these awards into two types. Those are, 1. War Time Gallantry Awards and 2. Peace Time Gallantry Awards. Each type consists of three awards. Those are,
  1. War Time Gallantry Awards :
    1. Param Vir Chakra
    2. Maha Vir Chakra
    3. Vir Chakra
  2. Peace Time Gallantry Awards :
    1. Ashok Chakra
    2. Kirti Chakra
    3. Shaurya Chakra
Now lets have a look at the detailed description of the different kinds of gallantry awards in India. This information will be helpful for almost all competitive exams which are having GK as one of the sections in exam. Happy Reading :)

Param Vir Chakra :

The highest decoration for valour is the Param Vir Chakra which is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or prominent act of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air. The decoration is made of bronze and is circular in shape. It has on the obverse, four replicas of "Indira's Vajra" embossed with the State emblem in the center. On the reverse the words "Param Vir Chakra" are embossed both in Hindi and English with two lotus flowers in the middle. The decoration is worn on the left breast with a plain purple colored riband about 3.2 cm in width. 


Mahavir Chakra 

Mahavir Chakra is the second highest decoration and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air. It is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. The decoration is worn on the left breast with a half white and half-orange riband about 3.2 cm in width, the orange being near the left shoulder.




Vir Chakra

Vir Chakra is third in the order of awards given for act of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. The decoration is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. The Chakra is worn on the left breast with a half-blue and half orange riband, about 3.2 cm in width, the orange being nearer the left shoulder.





Ashok Chakra


The Ashok Chakra is the highest peace-time gallantry award. The medal is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or prominent act of valour or self sacrifice on land, at sea or in the war. The chakra is worn on the left breast with a green silk riband, about 3.2cm in width and divided into two equal segments by an orange vertical line.



Kirti Chakra

The decoration is awarded for conspicuous gallantry. It is the second highest peace-time gallantry award. It is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. The Chakra is worn on the left breast with a green silk riband about 3.2 cm in width and divided into equal segments by two orange vertical lines.




Shaurya Chakra

The decoration is awarded for an act of gallantry. It is exactly like Ashok Chakra, except that it is made of bronze. the Chakra is worn on the left breast with a green silk riband, about 3.2 cm in width and divided into four equal segments by three orange vertical lines.







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