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Param Vir Chakras now available in rare comic book series

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They don't wear cloaks like superheroes, yet their feats are no less extraordinary. They are the soldiers who fought the enemy in Kargil, soared into the skies to shoot-down enemy aircraft and took to the seas to protect the motherland.

Now a website going by the name of soldierkart.com has taken the unique step of encapsulating their heroics through beautiful graphics in comic form, similar to the popular Commando series of the 60s and 70s, taking the reader into their lives and to the battlefields where they became war heroes, and some goit martyred while performing their duty with both honor and courage.

This rare comic book series is titled "Param Vir Chakra", and is focussed on the armed forces personnel who received the nation's highest military decoration. They include comic books on Indian Air Force fighter pilot Nirmal Jit Sekhon, Captain Manoj Pandey, Major Shaitan Singh, Major Somnath Sharma.

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC (17 July 1943 - 14 December 1971) was an officer of the Indian Air Force. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra in recognition of his lone defence of the Srinagar Air Base against a Pakistan Air Force air raid during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He is the only member of the Indian Air Force to be so honoured.

Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh - 3rd July 1999, Kashmir), was an officer of the Indian Army of the regiment 1/11 Gorkha Rifles. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his audacious courage and leadership during adverse times. He died during an attack on Jubar Top, Khalubar Hills in the Batalik Sector of Kargil.

Major Shaitan Singh, PVC (1 December 1924 - 18 November 1962) was an Indian Army officer, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra posthumously, for his leadership and courage at Rezang La during the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. He was awarded the medal posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. He died while evicting Pakistani infiltrators and raiders from Srinagar Airport during the Indo-Pak war of 1947-48 in Kashmir. He belonged to the 4th Kumaon Regiment.

The website is offering these set of four comics at 12 percent discount. So, if the original price is Rs.399/-, you can acquire them for Rs.349/-.

Soldierkart.com is also offering hundreds of other books, including those related to defence, at huge discounts ranging from 12 to 50 percent.

All you have to do is access the web site and follow the instructions to book your order.

ANI  |  New Delhi  July 22, 2015

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