Book Review : The Brave, Param Vir Chakra Stories

Soldiers don’t die when bullets pierce their hearts and heads through their olive green shirts and woolen balaclavas. They don’t die when they fall before an enemy onslaught, or even when they get buried in trenches, staining the earth with their war crimson blood. It is only when we forget their acts of bravery that soldiers die.

– Unknown


The Brave, "Param Vir chakra" stories, is the bone-chilling tales of those 21 bravest of the brave soldiers of India who showed the extreme courage, leadership and valour against the enemy and died on the battlefield for the sake of their motherland.

The Indian Armed Forces, The Pride of India.


The Brave, “Param Vir chakra” stories, is the bone-chilling tales of those 21 bravest of the brave soldiers of India who showed the extreme courage, leadership and valour against the enemy and died on the battlefield for the sake of their motherland.

In a country of 1.3 billion people majority of us are aware about Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru,  Sardar Patel The Iron Man Of India, Maulana Abul kalam Azad and their contribution for India. 

But at the same time how many of us knows about the people like Major Somnath Sharma, Abdul Hamid, Albert Ekka, Nirmal Jit Singh Shekhon, Manoj Kumar Pandey and Vikram Batra.

So, here the important questions arises that who are these people which is mentioned above? The people mentioned above are the brave sons of mother India who fought against the enemy and became immortal.


What is Param Vir Chakra?

Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest gallantry award. It is awarded to the bravest of the brave.


Who was Major Somnath Sharma?

Major Somnath Sharma was the first person who received the Independent India’s First Param Vir Chakra (PVC) but posthumously. He showed his extraordinary leadership skills in the first Indo-Pak war of 1947-48.


Who was Abdul Hamid?

Abdul Hamid won the PVC (Posthumously) during the second Indo-Pak war of 1965. He blew up the enemy tanks single handedly without thinking twice about his personal safety.


Who was Albert Ekka?

Albert Ekka won the PVC (Posthumously) during the 1971 liberation of bangladesh war.


Who was Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon?

 Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was awarded the PVC (Posthumously ) for his bravery during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. And he remains the only person in the Indian Air Force who received the PVC to date. 


Who was Manoj Kumar Pandey?

Manoj Kumar Pandey, the 24-year old young man received the PVC (Posthumously) for his valour during the 1999 kargil war.

And finally the extraordinary and courageous man who during the Kargil war said to his senior officer, 

‘Ye Dil Mange More’


Who was Vikram Batra?

The 24 year old lad, Captain Vikram Batra, who was awarded the PVC (Posthumously) for his leadership and valour during the 1999 Kargil war.

The People like Somnath Sharma, Abdul Hamid, Albert Ekka, Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, Manoj Kumar Pandey, and Vikram Batra they are the real heroes of India, not the fake, immoral and hypocrite Bollywood stars.


Difference between Indian Soldiers and Indian Politicians

The major difference between the fearless and patriot soldiers of India, and the Indian politicians is that the latter are always in a hurry to loot and plunder the resources of the nation; and the former is always ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of their motherland.

The author of this book has done a wonderful job. I strongly recommend this book to all the Indians out there. The language of the book is also very east to read. It’s a must-read book on the armed forces of India. 


I will end with these lines of immortal Captain Vikram Batra, 

‘Either, I will hoist the tricolour in victory or I’ll come back wrapped in it’.


My Ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

I hope you like this, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.


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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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20 Responses

  1. Aishwarya says:

    A brief and nice description which instigates to know more about the brave soldiers of our motherland. Looking forward to this one.

  2. Ayush says:

    A much needed book for remember our brave soldiers sacrifices toward our nation.

  3. Sarangdhar says:

    Loved it.

  4. Isha Stutee says:

    It is good theme coming together with good writing. Way to go

  5. Saundarya says:

    An amazing read and must be recommended specially to children to make them learn about those who have sacrificed their lives for the nation.

  6. AKSHAT says:

    Its very nice it was also very informative I get to know more about the heroes of kargil who gave their life to protect our country
    Salute to them

  7. Monika Sharma says:

    An apt description of a life of a soldier. Kudos! Very well jotted. 😃

  8. Neel Ratanam says:

    “Jinda hai jb tk…raksha karenge dum tk”-A phrase for us but a lot of confidence and bravery booster for every soldier…It feels good that some people still cares for our soldiers..great article..all kudos to yash and ‘the’ author of this book ..keep it up..

    • Shukriya, Neel for this adorable comment. I’m glad that you liked it.

      Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan

      Do share it with ur friends and family alike. Take care and Keep Reading.

      Jai Hind.

      With Regards,

      Yash Sharma

  9. Ritika Jain says:

    Deewarein hum banege maa,
    Talwaarein hum banege maa,
    Choole tujhko hai kisme dum,
    Bharat mata teri kasam,
    Tere RAKSHAK rahenge hum.
    Words will never be enough for the MEN IN OLIVE GREEN who have served this country in past and those who are serving presently.
    The REAL HEROES and bravehearts who leave behind their families to guard the country and us civilians.
    May God bless them all and their families.
    Thanks for an enlightening article.
    They need to be read about and written about more.
    Keep doing the good work.👏👏

    • Your comment shows your love for the Indian Armed Forces. Thanks a lot for this beautiful comment. I’m glad that you found it readable and worth reading. Jai Hind (:

      With Regards,

      Yash Sharma

  10. Ritu Raj says:

    You are absolutely right, regarding this book .l must read about these brave sons of our mother India. Salute to them.
    Your are doing great and keep it up.

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