|Awarded for||Recognition of the services of Armed Forces personnel and civilians in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
|Presented by||Republic of India|
|Established||17 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.
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.