Nao Sena Medal

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Nao Sena Medal
Nao-sena-medal
Nao Sena Medal
Awarded by India Republic of India
Country India Republic of India
Type Medal
Eligibility All ranks of the navy.[1]
Awarded for "Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Navy."
Statistics
Established 17 June 1960
Order of Wear[2]
Next (higher) Yudh Seva Medal
Equivalent Sena Medal
Vayusena Medal
Next (lower) Vishisht Seva Medal
Nao Sena Medal ribbon.svg
Service Ribbon

Nao Sena Medal (Hindi: नौसेना पदक, also spelt Nao Sena Medal or Nau Sena Medal, lit. Navy Medal) is a gallantry award for servicemen in the Indian Navy.

History[edit]

It was established by the President of India on 17 June 1960.[3]

Design[edit]

The medal is pentagular in shape, with curved sides made of standard silver. The mounting shall is a fixed ring attached to a metal stripe 3mm wide ornamented with Ashoka leaves. It has embossed on its obverse the Naval Crest. On its reverse, it has a trident within a circle and rope and the inscription "Nao Sena Medal", in Hindi, embossed along the upper rim.

The riband is navy blue colour with a white thin silver stripe down the centre. 32 mm, dark blue with a 2 mm white central strips. Dark blue 15 mm, white 2 mm, dark blue 15 mm.[3]

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