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Wing Commander ______ of the Indian Air Force was awarded the 'Vir Chakra' on Independence Day in 2019.
1. Harjit Singh Arora
2. Abhinandan Varthaman
3. Rakesh Kumar Singh
4. Subroto Mukherjee

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Abhinandan Varthaman

The correct answer is Abhinandan Varthaman.

  • Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed an enemy jet during aerial combat with Pakistan and was held captive for three days.
  • He has been awarded the Vir Chakra.
  • Vir Chakra is India's third-highest wartime gallantry medal.

  • Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora was awarded "Ati Vishisht Seva Medal" by President in 2011.
  • Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has been awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, and Vayu Sena Medal.
  • Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee is the 'Father of the Indian Air Force'. He has received the Indian Independence Award.

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