India - China border Conflict
China had laid claims over large parts of Indian Territory in North Eastern Frontier Agency (now Arunachal Pradesh) and J&K. The skirmishes at the border started when Chinese troops surrounded Indian Posts in Ladakh and NEFA in August 1962. During the conflict, the Indian Air Force provided assistance to Army by airlifting men and material to borders round the clock. On 21 November 1962, the ceasefire was declared. A total of 3177 Indian soldiers made supreme sacrifice during this conflict and were awarded 03 Param Vir Chakras, 21 Maha Vir Chakras and 75 Vir Chakras among others for gallantry.