Special Service Medal
TypeService medal
Awarded forMinor, short duration operations
Presented by India
IND Special Service Medal Ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal
Next (higher)Samanya Seva Medal[1]
Next (lower)Samar Seva Star

The Special Service Medal is a military service medal of the Indian Armed Forces. The Special Service Medal is awarded under active service conditions for minor operations or operations of short duration. Clasps are awarded with the medal indicating the particular operation for which it is awarded. For subsequent operations where the clasp is approved, only the Clasp denoting the particular operation is awarded. The name of the operation's location is inscribed on the clasp's bar.[2]

It is an octagonal medal, made of copper-nickel alloy. It has a falcon inscribed on the front and the state emblem with the name of the medal inscribed on the back.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Precedence Of Medals". indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Special Service Medal". Official Website of the Indian Army. Retrieved 27 April 2022.