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Sunday, December 7, 2014
Indian Defence Awards
For the Purpose of Classification, India honours and awards can be divided into two categories.
Non – gallantry Awards
The Gallantry awards are again divisible into two categories:
Those for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
Those for gallantry other than in the face of the enemy
The first category of the gallantry awards comprises : 1. Param Vir Chakra 2. Maha Vir Chakra 3. Vir Chakra 4. Sena, Nao Sena and Vayu Sena Medal 5. Mention in Dispatches 6. Chiefs of Staff Commendation Card
The second category of the gallantry awards comprise the following : 1. Ashoka Chakra * 2. Kirti Chakra * 3. Shaurya Chakra * * These were originally named Ashoka Chakra Class I, Class II, Class III
Among non-gallantry awards, the following are mentioned: 1. Bharat Ratna 2. Padma Vibhushan 3. Padma Bhushan 4. Param Vishisht Seva Medal 5. Padma Shri 6. Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal 7. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 8. Ati Vishisht Seva Medal 9. Yudh Seva Medal 10. Vishisht Seva Medal 11. 30 Years Long Seva Medal 12. 20 Years Long Service Medal 13. 9 Years Long Service Medal 14. Meritorious Service Medal 15. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 16. General Service Medal – 1947 17. Samar Seva Medal 18. Sainya Seva Medal 19. Videsh Seva Medal 20. Commendation Card 21. Raksha Medal 22. Poorvi Star 23. Paschimi Star 24. Sangram Medal 25. Wound Medal 26. 25th Independence Anniversary Medal