Param Vir Chakra: News

23 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

21 Andaman & Nicobar islands named after Param Vir Chakra-awardees

On the occasion of Parakram Diwas, commemorating Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, PM Narendra Modi on Monday named the 21 largest unnamed islands of Andaman & Nicobar Islands after Param Vir Chakra awardees.

31 Jan 2022

Indian Army

Honoring first recipient of Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma

India on Monday commemorated the 99th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma, the first recipient of India's highest gallantry honor, the Param Vir Chakra.

24 Apr 2021


Param Vir Chakra recipient's son dies after hospital's 'negligence'

The second son of a Param Vir Chakra awardee died of alleged negligence in his treatment at Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) hospital in Kanpur on Friday, his family claimed.

22 Jan 2021

Kargil War

'KBC 12' grand finale to salute Kargil War heroes

Despite the various challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, popular television game show Kaun Benega Crorepati returned for another successful season last year.

10 Dec 2019


Dhoni to produce TV show on Army officers: Details here

Former Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is set to produce a television show based on Indian Army officers.

26 Jul 2018


#KargilVijayDiwas: Captain Vikram Batra's father recalls his son's exemplary feat

Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra's father, GL Batra, recalled his son's bravery and patriotism and said he felt proud to be the father of a Param Vir Chakra recipient.

18 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Sriram Raghavan all set to direct biopic on Arun Khetarpal

Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan is all set to direct a biopic on the life of Arun Khetarpal, Second Lieutenant of the Indian army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra.