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Military medal from India

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Vir Chakra: Military medal from India
Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of bravery on the battlefield. It replaced the British Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), Military Cross (MC) and Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Award of the decoration carries 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. It is third in precedence in the war time gallantry awards and comes after the Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra.

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Vir Chakra for Abhinandan Varthaman, Vayu Sena medals for Balakot bombers

Wing Commander Varthaman, who downed a Pakistan jet during an aerial combat in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India's third-highest war time gallantry..
DNA - Published

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to get Vir Chakra today

IAF hero to be conferred the honour on 73rd I-Day
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

President approves 132 gallantry awards; Vir Chakra for Wing Commander Abhinandan

Six Navy personnel have been awarded gallantry awards including one Shaurya Chakra for Marine Commando Amit Singh Rana for his role in two operations in Jammu and Kashmir in which eight terrorists were..
DNA - Published

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