What did the Param Vir Chakra Replace when India became a Republic?

By K Balaji|Updated : October 6th, 2022
  1. Victoria Cross
  2. Victory Terminals Cross
  3. Victory
  4. Elizabeth Cross

Victoria Cross was replaced by Param Vir Chakra when India became a Republic.

Param Vir Chakra

When India became a republic, the Victoria Cross was replaced with the Param Vir Chakra. The highest military honour bestowed by India is the Param Vir Chakra (PVC). Savitri Khanolkar was the designer of the PVC medal. Coincidentally, Major Somnath Sharma received the first PVC.

There are 3 Wartime gallantry awards:

  • Param Vir Chakra
  • Maha Vir Chakra
  • Vir Chakra

Summary:-

What did the Param Vir Chakra Replace when India became a Republic? 1. Victoria Cross 2. Victory Terminals Cross 3. Victory 4. Elizabeth Cross

The Param Vir Chakra replaced Victoria Cross when India became a Republic. It occurred when India became a republic

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