What is Gallantry Awards and How may types of Gallantry Awards

Param Vir Chakra

This is the highest decoration of valour award. It is the most conspicuous act of bravery or some act of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. The medal is made of bronze.

Mahavir Chakra

This is the second highest gallantry award for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air. The medal is made of standard silver.

Vir Chakra

This is awarded for acts of gallantry in the presence of enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. The medal is made of standard silver.

Ashok Chakra

This is awarded valour, courageous action or sacrifice away from the battlefield. It is highest military award during peacetime.

Kirti Chakra

The decoration is awarded for conspicuous gallantry. It is made of standard silver and is circular in shape. The obverse and the reverse are exactly the same as in Ashoka Chakra.

Shaurya Chakra

The decoration is awarded for an act of gallantry during peacetime.

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