Gallantry Awards

 

 

Maha Vir Chakra

About

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. 

Awardees

  1. Lt Col  Puttichanda S Ganapathy  – 1987   Operation Pawan, Srilanka
  2. Sqr Ld  Ajjamada B. Devaiah   

Vir Chakra

About

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.

Awardees

  1. 1950   Sub Nadikerianda Bheemaiah  – Kashmir War
  2. 1950   Sqn Ldr Cheppudira Devaiah – Kashmir Operations
  3. 1966   Maj Anjaparavanda Ganapathy  – 6 Sikh LI
  4. 1971    Col Mandetira Madappa Ravi -Bihar Regiment 
  5. 1971    Flying Officer Ballachanda C Karumbaiah
  6. 1972    Maj Kuppanda Ponappa Nanjappa (Jaya) -Kumaon Regiment
  7. 1972    FL LT Mandepanda A Ganapathy  –  Boyra Encounter
  8. 2000   Capt Baleyada M. Cariappa  – Operation Vijay , Kargil

Shaurya Chakra

About

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)

Awardees

  1. 1977  CHM Paradanda J. Thimmaiah – Act of Gallantry at line of control
  2. 1992  Capt Chembanda M. Thimmanna –  Act of Gallantry at North East
  3. 1995  Maj Chottangada Ganesh Madappa –  Act of Gallantry at J & K 
  4. 2000  Maj Mangerira C. muthanna –  Act of Gallantry at J & K 
  5. 2004  Col Bollachettira Ranjan Chengappa– Act of Gallantry at J & K 

 

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