Hi dear ones,

On 26 January 1950, India was proclaimed a republic. At this time, all British-awarded honours became obsolete. There was no honours system until 1954, when the Indian honours system was instituted.

These include the following:

  • Bharat Ratna — Gem/Jewel Of India (Bharat), the present highest honour India may bestow. 



Param Vir Chakra — highest military award for valour.