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1. Param Vir Chakra — Highest military award, equivalent to the Victoria Cross (which was replaced once India gained its independence).
2. Maha Vir Chakra – Maha Vir Chakra 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.
3. Vir Chakra – Third in precedence in the awards for wartime gallantry.
1. Ashok Chakra Award – An Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra.
2. Kirti Chakra – Second in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards.
3. Shaurya Chakra – Third in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards.
1. Sena Medal / Nau Sena Medal / Vayusena Medal
2. Wartime Distinguished Service
3. Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
4. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
5. Yudh Seva Medal
1. Param Vishisht Seva Medal
2. Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
3. Vishisht Seva Medal
Pic courtesy:Odisha Diary
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