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Param Vir Chakra: Somnath Sharma
The very first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, india's highest gallantry award in the face of enemy, Major Somnath Sharma exemplified unwavering valour in the face of death. Undeterred by an injury, Major Sharma was instrumental in setting up defensive position in Badgam, a village about 8 miles south-east of Srinagar and stopped the raiders from reaching and taking control of the Srinagar airport in october 1947.
Maj.Gen Ian Cardozo