India Service Medal

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India Service Medal
India Service Medal, 1946.jpg
Ribbon India Service Medal.png
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Awarded by Indian Forces
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility Indian Forces
Awarded for Campaign service
Campaign Second World War 1939-45
Description Cupro-nickel, 36mm diameter
Clasps None
Established 6 June 1946
Related Defence Medal

The India Service Medal - 1939-1945 was a campaign medal of the Commonwealth. It was awarded to the Indian Forces for three years of non-operational service in India, and replaced the Defence Medal.

The medal was instituted on 6 June 1946 and awarded for service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.


  • It's a circular, cupro-nickel made medal, 36mm diameter.
  • The obverse has the legend "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP." (George VI by the grace of God King of Great Britain and Emperor of India) and the crowned effigy of King George VI.
  • On the reverse it shows a relief map of India and the words "INDIA" and "1939-45".
  • The ribbon represented the colours of the Order of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire.


There are no clasps for this medal

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