Indian Independence Medal
|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 all members of the Indian armed forces serving on 15 August 1947 and all British military personnel for their contribution after the independence of the Dominion of India in August 1947.