Designations of Indian Army Personalities
The Indian Army personnel are designated as Sepoys, Havildars, Subedars, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel, Brigadier, Major-General, General and others. In the set up of the Indian army, the rank of the General is the highest.
Different Indian Army Personalities
Indian Army personalities have time and again proved to be an indispensable part of the Indian administration at the hours of utmost need. It is because of these personnel that the civilians in all corners of the country are leading an untroubled life. Some of these Indian army personalities are described below:
Major Somnath Sharma
Major Somnath Sharma is known to be the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, which is India's highest military ornament. He had fought in Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He is also known to provide service in Burma, during the Arakan Campaign of World War II. The Param Vir Chakra was awarded to him posthumously.
Piru Singh Shekhawat
Piru Singh Shekhawat, a Param Vir Chakra awardee was an Indian Army non-commissioned officer. He had served in the British Indian Army and the Indian Army. He was posted to the 1st Punjab Regiment. He is known to provide service on the North-West Frontier. He even participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and served in the Indian Army's 6th Rajputana Rifles.
Captain Vikram Batra
Captain Vikram Batra, a Param Vir Chakra awardee is known for his valor, during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. He piloted one of the difficult operations in mountain warfare in Indian history.
Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav
Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav is known to be the youngest person to receive Param Vir Chakra. He is a soldier and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army. He is renowned for his valor during the Kargil War.
Other Indian Army Personalities
Lt General Sundararajan Padmanabhan, K.M. Cariappa, Field Marshal K.M Cariappa, Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor, General Prannath Thapar, Kodendera Subayya Thimayya, General Bipin Chandra Joshi, General Joginder Jaswant Singh and several other Indian army personnel have served the nation with courage.