Yudh Seva Medal
TypeMilitary award
Awarded forWartime Distinguished Service
Presented byPresident of India
Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg
EstablishedJune 26, 1980
Next (higher)Shaurya Chakra[1]
EquivalentVishisht Seva Medal
Next (lower)Sena Medal (Army)
Nausena Medal (Navy)
Vayusena Medal (Air Force)

The Yudh Seva Medal is one of India's military decorations for distinguished service during wartime. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished service in an operational context, which includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities and may be awarded posthumously.

The award is the wartime equivalent of the Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a peacetime distinguished service decoration.[2]

In 2019, Minty Agarwal became the first woman given the Yudh Seva Medal.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Yuddh Seva Medal | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  3. ^ "IAF's woman fighter controller during aerial dogfight scripts history with medal | india news". Hindustan Times. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  4. ^ "'I witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan shooting down Pakistan's F-16 aircraft'". Mint. ANI. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Who is Minty Agarwal, IAF officer honoured with Yudh Seva medal". DNA India. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.