Shahid-e-Bharat

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Shahid-e-Bharat
Shahid-e-Bharat.jpg
The Shahid-e-Bharat medal.
Awarded by Azad Hind
Type Medal
Eligibility Soldiers of the Indische Legion, Indian National Army, and the Wehrmacht.
Awarded for The Fallen
Status Currently not existent.
Statistics
First awarded Second World War
Last awarded Second World War
Total awarded Unknown
Posthumous
awards
Unknown
Precedence
Next (higher) Vir-e-Hind
Next (lower) Tamgha-e-Bahaduro

The Shahid-e-Bharat (Martyr for India) was a military decoration awarded by the Azad Hind Government to honour the fallen. It was awarded in gold or in silver. First instituted by Subhas Chandra Bose in Germany, it was later also awarded to troops of the Indian National Army in South East Asia. The award could be conferred with swords for valour in combat, and without swords for non-combat awards.

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