Service Medals Sena Medal, Vayu Sena Medal, Nau Sena Medal

SENA MEDAL

  • Established: 17 June 1960, by the President of India.
  • Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Army.
  • Awards may be made posthumously.
  • A bar shall be given for every subsequent award of the medal to a person.
  • Eligible Categories: All ranks of the Army.
  • Design of the Medal:
  • Circular in shape.
  • Made of Silver.
  • The mounting shall be a fixed ring attached to a metal stripe 3mm wide ornamented with Ashoka Leaves.
  • It shall have embossed on its obverse a bayonet, point upwards.
  • On its reverse, it shall have an armed sentry and the inscription embossed along the upper rim.
  • Design of the Ribbon:
  • Red colour with a thin silver-grey stripe down the Centre. Red 15 mm, white 2 mm, red 15 mm.

NAO SENA MEDAL

  • Established: 26 January 1960, by the President of India.
  • Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Navy.
  • Awards may be made posthumously.
  • A bar shall be given for every subsequent award of the medal to a person.
  • Eligible Categories: All ranks of the Navy.
  • Design of the Medal:
  • Pentangular in shape
  • Curved sides made of Standard Silver.
  • The mounting shall be a fixed ring attached to a metal stripe 3mm wide ornamented with Ashoka Leaves.
  • It shall have embossed on its obverse the Naval Crest.
  • On its reverse, it shall have a trident within a circle and rope and the inscription embossed along the upper rim.
  • Design of the Ribbon:
  • Navy blue colour with a thin white silver stripe down the Centre. Dark blue 15 mm, white 2 mm, dark blue 15 mm.

VAYU SENA MEDAL

  • Established: 26 January 1960. In 1994, the award was spilt into VM (Devotion to duty) and VM (Gallantry).
  • Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Air Force.
  • Awards may be made posthumously.
  • A bar shall be given for every subsequent award of the medal to a person.
  • Eligible Categories:
  • Officers and airmen of the Regular Air Force and officers and airmen of Auxiliary Air Force, Air Defence Reserve and Regular Reserve when called upon under Section 25 of the Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force Act, 1952.
  • Army officers serving as pilots in Aviation Corp.
  • Design of the Medal:
  • The medal is Five-Pointed Star.
  • Made of Standard Silver.
  • The mounting shall be fixed ring attached to a metal stripe 3mm wide ornamented with Ashoka leaves.
  • On its obverse the lion capital in the Centre encircled by a garland of leaves.
  • On its reverse, it shall have a representation of Himalayan Edge with the inscription embossed below it.
  • Design of the Ribbon:
  • 32 mm in width in alternate stripes of saffron and silver grey, each 3mm in width running diagonally from right to left.

Sakshi Sahu

    Senior Lecturer, General Knowledge, SSBCrackExams, Master's in Politics and International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Bachelor's in Commerce and Computer Applications from DAVV Indore, Former research fellow at Ministry of women and Child Development New Delhi, 1 Year teaching experience (UPSC CSE).

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