The Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) is the second highest military decoration in India, after the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air. It replaced the British Distinguished Service Order (DSO). The medal may be awarded posthumously.
The Indian Army top brass recommended that soldiers who took on Chinese troops in the Galwan valley clash should be awarded the war-time chakra series awards at this Republic Day. IndiaTimes - Published
Aparajita was in her mother's womb when her father, Major Padmapani Acharya, died in a gut-wrenching fight on a Tololing peak on June 28, 1999 after having lobbed grenades at a Pakistani post. He was.. IndiaTimes - Published