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235 viewsAwarded the Victoria Cross for bravery on 11/12 March 1944 at Maungdaw-Buthidaung Road, Kalaparzin Valley, Arakan, Burma.

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1962-SubedarJoginderS-awarded_Param-Vir-Chakra-(Indo-China-war).jpg
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1971-FlyingOfficerNirmaljitSSekhon-ParamVir-Chakra.jpg
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GianSingh-VictoriaCross.jpg
426 viewsAwarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he showed on 2 March 1945 at Kamye-Myingyan Rd, Burma.

Retired: As Subedar Major and Honorary Captain, 5th Sikh Regiment; died 6 October 1996
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351 viewsCpt Ishar Singh gained his Victoria Cross for exceptional bravery and devotion to duty on the 10th April 1921, Haidar Kach (Waziristan). He was killed in action. Captain Ishar Singh was the first Sikh soldier to win a Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour in the British Empire.
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304 viewsAwarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he showed on 19 January 1943 at Donbaik, Mayu Peninsula, Burma. Belonging to 3/8th Punjab Regiment, he was killed in action on that day.
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The Victoria Cross – 286 viewsInstituted in 1856 and given until March, 1943, the Victoria Cross was made from guns captured by the British at Sebastopol during the Crimean War. The right to receive the VC was extended to Indian soldiers only in 1911.
 
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