Vir Chakra

Ignored by State, valour of Vir Chakra awardee fades from memory

On September 7, 1965, N Madalai Muthu, a resident of Siruthaiyur in Lalgudi became the first soldier from Tamil Nadu to receive the Vir Chakra.

published on : 7th September 2019

I witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan shooting down Pak's F-16 aircraft: Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal

Agarwal became the first defence officer to get Yudh Seva Medal, which is awarded to recognise distinguished service of a high order during war, conflict or hostilities.

published on : 15th August 2019

Gallantry awards announced, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman gets Vir Chakra

Wing Commander Abhinandan had shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-21 while they tried to attack Indian military targets but in the process his MiG-21 was hit and crashed in enemy area.

published on : 15th August 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan to be conferred Vir Chakra on Independence Day

Varthaman, who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, is set to fly MiG-21 within a few weeks as a medical board cleared his return to fighter cockpit.

published on : 14th August 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman nearing duty in fighter cockpit: Reports

Varthaman was taken off flying duties after sustaining injuries, while ejecting from his damaged Mig-21 fighter jet during an aerial dogfight with Pakistani F-16s on February 27.

published on : 9th August 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman likely to get Vir Chakra

Pilots involved in the Balakot air strike are also likely to be decorated with Vayu Sena medals.

published on : 8th August 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan likely to return to fighter cockpit

The IAF officer could be recommended for a Vir Chakra, India’s third-highest war-time gallantry award.

published on : 20th April 2019

Edappadi K Palaniswami seeks Param Vir Chakra for Wing Commander Abhinandan

One Pakistan Air Force fighter was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force when it tried to violate Indian air space.

published on : 9th March 2019

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Param Vir Chakra for Wing Commander Abhinandan 

Abhinandan displayed amazing poise and confidence in the face of adverse condition and it would be appropriate he be awarded the highest military honour, the CM wrote to PM Modi. 

published on : 8th March 2019