Vir-e-Hind

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Vir-e-Hind
Awarded by Azad Hind
Type Medal.
Eligibility Soldiers of the Indische Legion, Indian National Army, and the Wehrmacht.
Awarded for Distinguished service.
Status Currently not existent.
Statistics
First awarded Second World War
Last awarded Second World War
Total awarded Unknown
Posthumous
awards
Unknown
Distinct
recipients
Shangara Singh Mann
Precedence
Next (higher) Sardar-e-Jung
Next (lower) Shahid-e-Bharat

The Vir-e-Hind (Warrior of India) was a military decoration awarded by the Azad Hind Government. The award was a second class star below the award of Sardar-e-Jung. 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. At least one award was made, to Capt Shangara Singh Mann. Capt. Mann was also awarded the Sardar-e-Jung medal.

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