Raksha Medal was conferred upon Military Personnel and Members of the Police and Paramilitary Forces in recognition of service in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.[1]

Raksha Medal
Awarded for"Conferred upon Military Personnel and Members of the Police and Paramilitary Forces in recognition of service in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965"
Country India
Presented byGovernment of India
Ribbon
ObverseWritten in Hindi "Satyamev Jayte"
ReverseRising Sun with written in Hindi "Raksha Medal"
Established26 January 1967

Design

Medal

The Medal is circular in shape, made of cupro-nickel, 35mm in diameter. It has embossed on its obverse the State Emblem 22 mm in height. On its reverse it has embossed in the centre the Rising Sun with sprays of laurel below on either side and the inscription embossed above it.

Ribbon

The Ribbon is orange in colour, divided into four equal parts by three vertical stripes, each 3 mm in width of red, dark blue and light blue. The award may be made posthumously.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Raksha Medal". Medal Book.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Raksha Medal". Indian Navy.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)


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