Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
|Uttam Yudh Seva Medal|
|Awarded by Government of India|
|Awarded for||Wartime distinguished service|
|Next (higher)||Sarvottom Jeevan Raksha Padak|
|Equivalent||Ati Vishisht Seva Medal|
|Next (lower)||Vir Chakra|
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (UYSM) is one of India's military decorations for Wartime Distinguished Service. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operational context" includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a wartime equivalent of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration. Uttam Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously.