Param Vir Chakra

Award / Date of Action Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous) , 16-12-1971
Service Indian Army
Service Number IC-25067
Unit/Regiments/Corps 17 HORSE (POONA HORSE)
Son Of Brigadier M.L. Khetarpal
Mother's Name Smt Maheshwari Khetarpal
Resident Of (Village/District/State/Domicile) Pune, Maharashtra
War/Operation/Battle 1971 Indo-Pak War
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  1. The India-Pakistan War of 1971: A History. S.N Prasad and U.P. Thapliyal.(2014). Natraj Publishers and Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
  2. The Valiants: The Martyrs of Indo-Pak War 1971. JWO Sharadchandra D Phatak, Puja Shashank Phatak, (2021)
  3. The Hero of 1971 War Gnat fighter Aircraft, (Accessed on 07 December 2022)
  4. Param Vir: Our Heroes in Battle. Maj Gen Ian Cardozo. (2003). The Lotus Collection, Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India.
  5. Stories of Heroism (PVC & MVC Winner). Dr. BC Chakravorty (1995). Allied Publishers Limited and Ministry of Defence, Government of India
  6. Honourpoint: An Online Memorial for every Indian soldier (Accessed on 19 December 2022)
  7. Remembering Param Vir Arun Khetarpal, Second Lieutenant from The Poona Horse (Accessed on 19 December 2022)
  8. Indian Army remembers the story of its braveheart PVC 2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal (Accessed on 19 December 2022)
  9. Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal (Accessed on 19 December)


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