Paschimi Star
Paschimi star medal
Paschimi Star
TypeMilitary award
Awarded forRecognition of the services of Armed Forces personnel and civilians in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Presented byRepublic of India
EligibilityAll Ranks
IND Paschimi Star Ribbon.svg
Established17 January 1973

Paschimi Star (Western Star) was a medal awarded to personnel of the Indian armed forces for participation on the western borders of India (on the ground, on the sea or in the air) during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.[1]

The personnel included;
(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces of the Territorial Army, J&K Militia and of any other armed forces of the Union of India;
(b) All ranks of the Railway Protection Force, Police Force, Home Guards, Civil Defence Organisation, and any other organisation specified by Government;
(c) Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders/directions or supervision of the above-mentioned Forces.

Notable Recipients


  1. ^ Chakravorty, B. (1995). Stories of Heroism: PVC & MVC Winners. ISBN 9788170235163.
  2. ^ Sartaj Alam Abidi, S.; Sharma, Satinder (2007). Services Chiefs of India. ISBN 9788172111625.