India, Rep. Vir Chakra Medal, with bar
India, Republic. Vir Chakra Medal, with second award bar. Silver, with a gilt center. Unnamed; in its original titled Calcutta Mint case of issue. Ex-American Numismatic Society Collection, with the original ANS tag showing their accession data.
Established in January 1950, this decoration was awarded for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy. Haynes and Chhina note 1315 awards of the Vir Chakra through 2003, with ten second award bars.