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India: 1971 India-Pakistan War Medal (Sangram Medal 1971)



An un-named medal

Awarded to all Armed Forces & and other eligible uniformed services personnel (for example the Border Security Force, or B.S.F.), who served during the 1971 Indo-Pak War

Condition: GVF

Code: 20035

15.00 GBP


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India: 1971 India-Pakistan War Medal (Sangram Medal 1971)


An un-named medal

Awarded to all Armed Forces & and other eligible uniformed services personnel (for example the Border Security Force, or B.S.F.), who served during the 1971 Indo-Pak War

Condition: GVF

Code: 20034

15.00 GBP


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India: Services Medal (Sainya Seva Medal). No clasp (4432944 Sep-Tlr. Darshan Singh, Sikh L.I.)


Note: The recipient was a soldier of the Sikh faith holding rank & appointment of Sepoy-Tailor (Private-Tailor) while serving with the Sikh Light Infantry, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army

The Sainya Seva medal is awarded with different 'regional' clasps for 1 year continuous or aggregate deployment & service in harsh climatic and topographical regions of India, including Deserts, Jungles and the Himalaya region

Condition: GVF

Code: 20032

15.00 GBP


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India: Services Medal (Sainya Seva Medal) with Hindi language clasp 'Marushtal' (Desert) (14394115 Hav K Chand A D A)


Note: The recipient was an Indian soldier of the Hindu faith holding the non commissioned officer rank of Havildar (Sergeant) while serving with the Air Defence Artillery, regiment of the Indian Army

Clasp was instituted 20 July 1984. The basic award criteria for Army personnel is 1 year of continuous or aggregate service stationed in the qualifying 'Desert' regions of India

In October 1993, the Indian Army's Artillery Regiment was bifurcated and the Corps of Air Defence Artillery came into existence on 10 January 1994. The headquarters of the corps, the Directorate General of Air Defence Artillery, came into force the same day. Subsequently, the air defence wings and branches of the artillery present at various command headquarters throughout the country were bifurcated into the corps from the respective artillery units and regiments. Autonomous status was awarded to the Air Defence Guided Missile School at Gopalpur and the Air Defence Wing of the Artillery Centre, Nasik Road Camp was inducted into the Air Defence Guided Missile Centre. The day on which the Corps of Air Defence Artillery emerged as an autonomous corps of the Indian Army, 10 January, is celebrated as the raising day annually at air defence centers throughout the country

The Air Defence & Guided Missile School and Centre and the Corps of Air Defence Artillery were restyled as the Army Air Defence College (AADC) and the Corps of Army Air Defence in 1998 and April 2005 respectively

Scarce seen medal named to the Air Defence Artillery

Condition: GVF

Code: 20031

25.00 GBP


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India: 25th Anniversary of Independence 'Jubilee' Medal 1947-1972 (JC 50548 Nb Sud Tek Chand Rajput R)


The recipient Tek Chand was an Indian soldier of the Hindu faith, holding the Junior Commissioned Officer appointment of Naib-Subedar, while serving with the Rajput Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army

Note: The appointment of Naib-Subedar is the lowest of the three Junior Commissioned Officer appointments in the Indian Army, prior to 1965 Naib-Subedars were styled 'Jemadar'

Condition: VF

Code: 20021

15.00 GBP


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India: 25th Anniversary of Independence 'Jubilee' Medal 1947-1972


An un-named issue

Condition: GVF

Code: 20019

15.00 GBP


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India: Sainya Seva Medal with clasp in Hindi for 'Assam & Bengal' (IC-34170 A/Capt. S. J. Singh, Guards.)



Important: The recipient was an Indian Commissioned Officer holding the appointment of Acting Captain while serving with the Brigade of the Guards, the elite Guards formation of the Indian Army

The Brigade of the Guards, was formed as the first mixed class Indian regiment to be raised after Indian independence by Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE. Three of the Army's oldest and most distinguished battalions were converted as Guards battalions in 1949:

- 2nd Battalion, Punjab Regiment - 1st Battalion
- 1st Battalion, The Grenadiers - 2nd Battalion
- 1st Battalion, Rajputana Rifles - 3rd Battalion

A year later, they were joined by the 1st Battalion, Rajput Regiment as the 4th Battalion

The 'Brigade of the Guards' is the only regiment of foot guards in the Indian Army. Though the Brigade of The Guards is only 70 years old, its constituent battalions have a lineage and history that dates back to their original origins in the 18th Century, and who between them share 93 x battle honours earned around the world

Currently the Brigade of the Guards consists of 19 regular battalions and 2 territorial battalions and 1 RR (Rashtriye Rifle) battalion. In the 1980s, the Indian Army began to increase the number of mechanized infantry battalions on its order of battle. As part of this program, the battalions of the Brigade of Guards were eventually converted to mechanized infantry

Note: The medal is awarded with different 'regional' clasps for 1 year continuous or aggregate deployment & service in harsh climatic and topographical regions of India, including Deserts, Jungles and the Himalaya region

A scarce seen commissioned officers service medal to an elite Indian Army unit

Condition: Solder repair to claw GF

Code: 20026

25.00 GBP


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India: General Service Medal 1947. With clasp 'Mizo Hills' (2448270 Sep. Sita Ram, Punjab. R.)



The recipient was an Indian soldier of the Hindu faith, holding the rank of Sepoy (Private) while serving with the Punjab Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army

The 'Mizo Hills' clasp was the last clap to be awarded for wear on the GSM 1947, which medal was made obsolete with the introduction of the new General Service Medal 1965 (Samanya Seva Medal 1965)

Condition: About VF

Code: 20038

30.00 GBP


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India: 1965 India-Pakistan War Medal (Raksha Medal 1965) (1519217 Spr. A. Singh, Bombay Engr Gp.)


Note: The recipient was an Indian soldier of the Sikh faith holding the rank of Sapper while serving with the Bombay Engineer Group of the Indian Army

The Bombay Engineer Group is one of 3 x Combat Engineer Groups in the Indian Army, and have their regimental centre at Kirkee Cantonment near Pune, India

The Bombay Engineer Group currently recruits from amongst the below following classes;

- Marathas - 40%,
- Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikhs - 40%,
- Hindustani Mussalmans - 10%,
- other Indian castes - 10%

For their services during the 1965 Indo-Pak War, the Bombay Engineer Group was awarded the battle honour 'Jammu & Kashmir (1965)'

Condition: VF

Code: 20041

15.00 GBP


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India: Special Service Medal (Visesh Seva Padak). With clasp 'Suraksha' (2878743 LNk R S Tomer Rajaif)


Note: The regiment is positively identified as Rajputana Rifles, basis the recipients unique Indian Army service number which is in the block uniquely allocated to the Rajputana Rifles

Recipient was a soldier of the Hindu faith holding the non commissioned officer appointment of 'Lance-Naik' (Lance Corporal) while serving with the Rajputana Rifles, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army

The medal with generic clasp 'Suraksha' (Security), has been awarded for specified active service operations retrospective to 1984. The mostly counter-insurgency operations have included services in Punjab State, Jammu & Kashmir, North East India states including Assam, and naval operations in the Indian Ocean waters between India & Sri Lanka

Basic award criteria for this medal and clasp is 180 days deployment within a defined operational area. Automatic eligibility is granted to those decorated, wounded or killed during qualifying operations, while other rules of eligibility apply for air-crew, aggregated service in theatre, special forces etc

Condition: GF

Code: 20046

15.00 GBP


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