Mahavir Chakra is the second highest award for the military officers and men in India. It is awarded for the act of conspicuous gallantry. Mahavir Chakra has a circular shape and is made of standard silver. A five pointed heraldic star, with domed center-piece bearing the glided state emblem in the center, is embossed on the obverse. The words 'Mahavir Chakra' are written in Hindi and English on the reverse with two lotus flowers in the middle. A half-white and half-orange ribbon holds the chakra.