Sher-e-Hind

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Sher-e-Hind
Sher-e-Hind.jpg
The Sher-e-Hind award with swords.
Awarded by Azad Hind
Type Neck order / Medal.
Eligibility Soldiers of the Indische Legion, Indian National Army, and the Wehrmacht.
Awarded for Valour
Status Currently not existent.
Statistics
First awarded Second World War
Last awarded Second World War
Total awarded Unknown
Posthumous
awards
Unknown
Distinct
recipients
Captain Kanwal Singh
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Sardar-e-Jang

The Sher-e-Hind (Tiger of India) was the highest military decoration awarded by the Azad Hind Government, which was an Indian government in exile established in Singapore in 1943. First instituted by Subhas Chandra Bose in Germany, this award 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. At least two awards were made, one to Captain Kunwal Singh and one to Capt Ganeshi Lal.[1]

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  1. ^ Hindustan Times