Indian Sainya Seva Medal with Clasp

Instituted on 26 January 1960 by the Government of India, it was awarded to the Indian Armed Forces in recognition of non-operational service under conditions of hardship and severe climate in specified areas. The medals were all named to the recipient on the rim and were awarded together with a clasp on which is inscribed the place where the service was rendered. There are seven different clasps as follows: Jammu and Kashmir, NorthEast Frontier Agency (NEFA), Himalaya, Bengal-Assam, Andaman and Nicobar, Marusthal and the 6 Year Sea Service clasp. The medal is struck in cupro-nickel and hangs from a suspension bar, to which the clasps are mounted. The obverse depicts Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, with bamboo in the foreground. The reverse depicts one of the gates of Purana Qila, one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Above is inscribed the words Sainya Seva Medal in Hindi script. The ribbon of the medal is saffron in colour with single vertical stripes of white and dark green. Each medal comes with a card to say who it was awarded to and the regiment in which they served and also the identification of the clasp for the theatre of service.
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SKU: OIN8873