These are the medals which are the highest honor in Indian military.

I Salute  the braves !!!!!!                                                               

Param Vir Chakra

Param Vir Chakra



Param Vir Chakra and its ribbon, the highest military decoration of India
Awarded by India
Type Medal
Eligibility Military personnel only
Awarded for “… most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air.” [1]
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 26 January, 1950
First awarded 3 November, 1947
Last awarded 6 July, 1999
Total awarded 21
Posthumous
awards
14
Distinct
recipients
21
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Maha Vir Chakra

The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India‘s highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.

Param Vir means “Bravest of the Brave” in Hindi. (Param = Highest; Vīr = Brave (warrior); Chakra = wheel/medal).

The PVC was established on 26 January 1950 (the date of India becoming a republic), by the President of India, with effect from 15 August 1947 (the date of Indian independence). It can be awarded to officers or enlisted personnel from all branches of the Indian military. It is the second highest award of the government of India after Bharat Ratna (amendment in the statute on 26 January 1980 resulted in this order of wearing).

Provision was made for the award of a bar for second (or subsequent) awards of the Param Vir Chakra. To date, there have been no such awards. Award of the decoration carries with it the right to use P.V.C. as a postnominal abbreviation.

The Ashoka Chakra is the peace time equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the “most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice” other than in the face of the enemy. The decoration may be awarded either to military or civilian personnel and may be awarded posthumously Ashoka Chakra Award.

The award also carries a cash allowance for those under the rank of lieutenant (or the appropriate service equivalent) and, in some cases, a cash award. On the death of the recipient, the pension is transferred to the widow until her death or remarriage. The paltry amount of the pension has been a rather controversial issue throughout the life of the decoration. By March 1999, the stipend stood at Rs. 1500 per month. In addition, many states have established individual pension rewards that far exceeds the central government’s stipend for the recipients of the decoration.

Subedar Major Bana Singh of the Eighth Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry was the only serving personnel of the Indian defence establishment with a Param Vir Chakra till the Kargil operations.

Maha Vir Chakra

Maha Vir Chakra



Maha Vir Chakra
Awarded by India
Type Medal
Eligibility Military personnel only
Awarded for “… acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy on land, at sea or in the air.” [1]
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 26 January, 1950
Precedence
Next (higher) Param Vir Chakra
Next (lower) Vir Chakra

The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. It may be awarded posthumously. Literally Maha Veera Chakra means extraordinarily bravery award.

Kirti Chakra

Kirti Chakra

Award Information
Type Peace Time Gallantry
Category National Bravery
Awarded by Govt. of India
Previous Name(s) Ashoka Chakra, Class II
(till 1967)
Award Rank
Ashoka ChakraKirti ChakraShaurya Chakra

The Kirti Chakra is an Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the field of battle. It may be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel, including posthumous awards. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Maha Vir Chakra. It is second in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards; it comes after Ashoka Chakra and before Shaurya Chakra. Before 1967, the award was known as the Ashoka Chakra, Class II.

Vir Chakra

Vir Chakra


Award Information
Type War Time Gallantry
Category National Bravery
Instituted 1952
First Awarded 1947
Last Awarded 1999
Awarded by Government of India
Description The third highest military decoration in India.
Ribbon Half dark blue, half orange
Award Rank
Maha Vir ChakraVir Chakra → none

Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of bravery in the battlefield. Award of the decoration carried with it the right to use Vr.C. as a postnominal abbreviation (note the care to distinguish this abbreviation from that for the Victoria Cross (V.C.). It is third in precedence in the war time gallantry awards and comes after the Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra.[1]

Shaurya Chakra

Shaurya Chakra


Award Information
Type Peace Time Gallantry
Category National Bravery
Awarded by Govt. of India
Previous Name(s) Ashoka Chakra, Class III
(till 1967)
Award Rank
Kirti ChakraShaurya Chakra → none

The Shaurya Chakra is an Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice while not engaged in direct action with the enemy. It may be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel, sometimes posthumously. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Vir Chakra. It is generally awarded for Counter-Insurgency operations and actions against the enemy during peace-time. It is third in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards and comes after the Ashoka Chakra and the Kirti Chakra. It precedes the Sena Medal. Before 1967, the award was known as the Ashoka Chakra, Class III.

Sena Medal

.Sena Medal



Sena Medal and its ribbon
Awarded by Indian Army
Country India
Type Medal
Eligibility Army personnel only
Awarded for “Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Army.”

The Sena Medal is awarded to members of the Indian army, of all ranks, “for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Army.” Awards may be made posthumously and a bar is authorized for subsequent awards of the Sena Medal.