Ashoka Chakra Award
Ashoka Chakra and its ribbon, the highest peacetime decoration of India
|Awarded by Republic of India|
|Eligibility||*Officers, men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
|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". http://indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014. External link in