Vishisht Seva Medal
|Vishisht Seva Medal|
|Description||awarded to all ranks of the armed forces|
|Instituted||January 26, 1960|
|Awarded by||President of India|
|Previous name(s)||Vishisht Seva Medal, Class III. (till January 27, 1967)|
|Obverse||A 35-mm circular medal, with a five-pointed star in the centre.
Suspended from a straight-bar suspender. Named on the edge.
|Reverse||The state emblem with the name of the decoration in Hindi above.
"Vishisht Seva Medal" in Hindi.
|Ribbon||32 mm, yellow with three 2 mm dark blue stripes. Yellow 6.5 mm,
dark blue 2 mm, yellow 6.5 mm, dark blue 2 mm, yellow 6.5 mm,
dark blue 2 mm, yellow 6.5 mm.
Vishisht Seva Medal (or VSM) is a decoration of the Indian Armed forces. It is awarded to recognize "distinguished service of an exceptional order" to all ranks of the Indian armed forces.
The award may be granted posthumously and subsequent awards are represented by a bar worn on the ribbon. The award carries with it the right to use "VSM" as post-nominal letters. The medal was originally established as the "Vishisht Seva Medal, Class III". It was renamed to its present name on 27 January 1967. The design of the medal remained unchanged and the change be reflected only in the records.
- "Precedence Of Medals". http://indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- Ed Haynes. "Vishisht Seva Medal".
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Indian Air Force :Vishist Seva Medal & Yudh Seva Medal http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/Awards/awards.php?qaward=VSM Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 page 8 Vishist Seva Medal Cpl V V Audipudi 244047 OR Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 78 Announced 26 Jan 78 Details : Citation Not Available Reference: ________________________________________ Vishist Seva Medal