Indian Independence Medal

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Indian Independence Medal
Indian Independence Medal 1947 Court Style.gif
Obverse of the medal mounted court style.
Awarded by the United Kingdom
Type Commemorative medal
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.
Clasps None
Established October 1949
Next (higher) Union of South Africa Commemoration Medal (United Kingdom)[1]
Territorial Army Medal (India)[2]
Next (lower) Pakistan Medal (United Kingdom)[1]
Independence Medal 1950 (India)[2]
Indian Independence medal 1947.svg
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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "(Supplement) no. 56878". The London Gazette. 17 March 2003. p. 3353. 
  2. ^ a b "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 8 May 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "ODM of India: Indian Independence Medal 1947". Retrieved 2012-05-08.