Samar Seva Star
Awarded forFor Valour and Courage in Indo-Pak War of 1965
Country India
Presented byGovernment of India
ObverseWritten in Hindi Samar Seva Star
ReverseAwarded to whom (The person's name)
Established11 February 1967
Next (higher) Special Service Medal
Next (lower) Poorvi Star

The Samar Seva Star is an Indian medal awarded to both Armed Forces personnel and civilians in recognition of service during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. The award was established on 11 February 1967.[1][2]



The Medal is in the form of a five pointed star with bevelled rays, made of tombac bronze, 40 mm across with one point uppermost to which is fitted a ring for the ribbon. On the obverse, in the centre it has the State Emblem superimposed a circular band (2mm in width and 20 mm in diameter at its outer edges) surrounding the State Emblem and broken at the top by the heads of the lions. On this band has the inscription” 1965” in raised letters. The reverse of the medal is plain.


The ribbon is red, dark blue and light blue in colour, the width of the colour being 12 mm, 8 mm and 12 mm respectively sub-divided into equal parts by 2, 1 and 2 narrow vertical stripes.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Edward S. Haynes; Rana Chhina (2008), Medals and Decorations of Independent India, Manohar Publishers & Distributors, ISBN 978-81-7304-719-0
  2. ^ Sainik Samachar, Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, 1971
  3. ^ "Samar Seva Star". Indian Army.