Maha Vir Chakra
The Maha Vir Chakra is the second highest military decoration, given to the act of braveness performed during war. It can be awarded to anyone from the services who shows exceptional act of valor in the face of enemy. More than 155 acts of bravery and selfless courage have been recognized since the inception of the medal.
This is also awarded for bravery in the battleground. It is third in preference after the Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra. It is also given to anyone from the services that have performed an act of valour and sacrifice in the face of enemy.
Established by the President of India on 26 January 1950 (with effect from 15 August 1947). The statutes were amended 12 January 1952 to readjust the order of wearing as new decorations were established.
- 1950 Sub Nadikerianda Bheemaiah – Kashmir War
- 1950 Sqn Ldr Cheppudira Devaiah – Kashmir Operations
- 1966 Maj Anjaparavanda Ganapathy – 6 Sikh LI
- 1971 Col Mandetira Madappa Ravi -Bihar Regiment
- 1971 Flying Officer Ballachanda C Karumbaiah
- 1972 Maj Kuppanda Ponappa Nanjappa (Jaya) -Kumaon Regiment
- 1972 FL LT Mandepanda A Ganapathy – Boyra Encounter
- 2000 Capt Baleyada M. Cariappa – Operation Vijay , Kargil
Initially called as the “Ashoka Chakra, Class III” by the President of India, The statutes were revised and the decoration renamed as Shaurya Chakra are recognized by a bar to the medal ribbon (to date five have been awarded)
- 1977 CHM Paradanda J. Thimmaiah – Act of Gallantry at line of control
- 1992 Capt Chembanda M. Thimmanna – Act of Gallantry at North East
- 1995 Maj Chottangada Ganesh Madappa – Act of Gallantry at J & K
- 2000 Maj Mangerira C. muthanna – Act of Gallantry at J & K
- 2004 Col Bollachettira Ranjan Chengappa– Act of Gallantry at J & K