India - Pakistan Conflict
Immediately after independence, Pakistan made an attempt to occupy the state of Jammu & Kashmir by force. On 27 October 1947, the Indian troops were flown into Srinagar to defend the State. After fourteen months of conflict, ceasefire was declared on 01 January 1949. A total of 2845 Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice during this conflict and were awarded 05 Param Vir Chakras, 53 Maha Vir Chakras and 323 Vir Chakras for bravery.