President’s Secretariat Notification No 40-Pers/80 dated 26 Jun 1980.
Conditions of Eligibility
Awarded for distinguished service of the most exceptional order during war/conflict/hostilities. The medal may be awarded posthumously.
All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force including those of Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces when embodied.
Nursing Officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.
Design of the Medal and Riband
Medal Circular in shape, 35mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fittings. The medal shall be of gold gilt. The medal shall have on its obverse the State Emblem and the inscriptions in Hindi and English. On its reverse, it shall have a five pointed star.
Riband Gold colour with one red vertical stripe in the centre dividing it into two equal parts.
Bar to the Medal: If a recipient of the medal is subsequently awarded the medal again, every such further award shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended. For every such Bar, a miniature insignia of a pattern approved by the Government shall be added to the riband when worn alone.