Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
TypeMilitary decorations
Awarded forWartime distinguished service
Country India
Presented byGovernment of India
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg
Next (higher)Sarvottom Jeevan Raksha Padak[1]
EquivalentAti Vishisht Seva Medal[1]
Next (lower)Vir Chakra[1]

Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM; Great War Service Medal) is one of India's military decorations for Wartime Distinguished Service. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operational context" includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a wartime equivalent of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Precedence Of Medals". indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Awards and Honours". indianairforce.nic.in. Retrieved 3 August 2012.