Ashoka Chakra (military decoration)
|Awarded by Republic of India|
|Country||Republic of India|
|Awarded for||Awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.|
|Next (higher)||Param Vir Chakra|
|Next (lower)||Padma Vibhushan|
The Ashoka Chakra Award is India's highest peacetime military decoration or award for courageous action or self-sacrificing away from the battlefield. This is awarded for the most notable bravery. Ashoka Chakra was awarded either to military-men as well as civilians.
References[change | change source]
- "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.