Yudh Seva Medal

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Yudh Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg
Type Non-Gallantry
Category Wartime Distinguished Service
Description awarded to all ranks of the armed forces
Instituted June 26, 1980
Awarded by President of India
Obverse 35 mm round gilt medal with the State Emblem and the inscription "YUDH SEVA MEDAL"
Reverse A five-pointed star
Ribbon 32 mm, yellow with three 2 mm red stripes.
Award rank
← President's Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry[1] Sena Medal (Army)
Nausena Medal (Navy)
Vayusena Medal (Air Force) →

Yudh Seva Medal is one of India's military decorations for Wartime Distinguished Service. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operation context" includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a Wartime equivalent of Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration. Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously.


  1. ^ "Precedence Of Medals". http://indianarmy.nic.in/. Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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