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Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy 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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Kargil war hero, Veer Chakra awardee working as senior traffic constable promoted to Assistant Sub InspectorAmarinder had promoted the Vir Chakra awardee from his earlier rank of Senior Constable, in which capacity he was managing traffic in Sangrur district till July 26.