Indian Independence Medal
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|Indian Independence Medal|
Obverse of the medal mounted court style.
|Awarded by the United Kingdom|
|Eligibility||All members of the Indian armed forces serving on 15 August 1947
British service personnel who remained in India after Independence serving on 1 January 1948
|Awarded for||The Independence of the Dominion of India|
|Description||Silver disk, 36mm diameter.|
|Next (higher)||Union of South Africa Commemoration Medal (United Kingdom)
Territorial Army Medal (India)
|Next (lower)||Pakistan Medal (United Kingdom)
Independence Medal 1950 (India)
Ribbon bar of the medal
The Indian Independence Medal was instituted by George VI in 1949 as a commemorative medal. It was used to reward British military personnel for their contribution after the independence of the Dominion of India in August 1947.