Army Chief Bipin Rawat to receive Param Vishisht Seva Medal
NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will receive the Param Vishisht Seva Medal – the military medal awarded in recognition of peace-time services not relating to gallantry – from President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, March 14. General Rawat who assumed office in December 2016, has previously been decorated with the several service awards including the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Vishisht Seva Medal, the Yudh Seva Medal and the Sena Medal. General Rawat is among 19 senior army officials who have been conferred the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, reported news agency PTI. Almost all commanders who became Army chief in the past four decades had been decorated with the award before their appointment to the top post, according to defence experts. Fifteen lieutenant generals and three major generals have also been awarded the PVSM.