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Siachen Glacier Medal
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Medal
TypeService medal
Awarded forActive service in designated operations
Presented by India
ClaspsKUTCH KARGIL 1965
NAGALAND
NATHULA CHOLA
MIZORAM
TIRAP
MANIPUR
Established8 May 1975 (retroactive to 26 January 1965)[1]
IND Siachen Glacier Medal Ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar
Precedence
Next (higher)Operation Vijay Star[2]
Next (lower)Raksha Medal[2]

The Siachen Glacier Medal is awarded for service in the Siachen conflict along India's northern border with Pakistan. Awarded to the Indian Air Force for Operation Meghdoot, in support of activities in support of troops serving in the Siachen Glacier area since April 1984.

Appearance

The medal is a circular 36-mm cupro-nickel medal. In the center of the obverse is the Emblem of India, surrounded by the legend Siachen Glacier Medal in both Hindi and English. The reverse bears a stylized scene of mountains with a soldier and a helicopter. It is suspended by a non-swiveling straight bar and name of the recipient is impressed on the edge. The ribbon is medium blue, 31 mm (1.2 in) wide, with a white centre stripe 11 mm (0.43 in) in width.[3]

Eligibility

The following personnel are eligible for the medal:[4]

References

  1. ^ "General Service (Samanya Seva) Medal with 'मिज़ोरम' (Mizoram) clasp, attributed". Medal-Medaille. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Precedence Of Medals". indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Siachen Glacier Medal, attributed, Artillery". Medal-Medaille. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Siachen Glacier Medal". Official website of the Indian Army. Retrieved 20 October 2014.