Param Vir Chakra

Ashoka Chakra

Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal

Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Maha Vir Chakra

Kirti Chakra

Uttam Yudh Seva Medal

Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

Vir Chakra

Shaurya Chakra

Yudh Seva Medal

Vishisht Seva Medal

Sena Medal

Nau Sena Medal

Vayu Sena Medal



The safety, honour & welfare of your country comes first, always & every time. The honour, welfare & comfort of the men you command, come next. Your own ease, comfort & safety come last, always & every time.

- Field Marshal Sir Philip W. Chetwode, Bt, GOB, KCMG, GCSI, DSO

Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards

[ Victoria Cross ]

[ George Cross ]

[ Distinguished Service Order ]

[ Military Cross ]    [ Distinguished Flying Cross ]    [ Distinguished Service Cross ]

[ Air Force Cross ]


Pre-Independence Service Awards

[ Order of the British Empire ]

[ Member of the British Empire ]


Post-Independence Gallantry Awards

[ Param Vir Chakra]    [ Ashoka Chakra ]

[ Maha Vir Chakra ]    [ Kirti Chakra ]

[ Vir Chakra ]    [ Shaurya Chakra ]

[ Sena Medal ]    [ Naosena Medal ]    [ Vayusena Medal ]

[ Mention-in-Despatches ]

[ COAS Commendation Card ]    [ CNS Commendation Card ]    [ CAS Commendation Card ]

[ GOC Commendation Card ]    [ FOC Commendation Card ]    [ AOC Commendation Card ]

Post-Independence Service Awards

[ Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal ]   [ Param Vishist Seva Medal ]

[ Uttam Yudh Seva Medal ]    [ Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ]

[ Yudh Seva Medal ]    [ Vishist Seva Medal ]

Note: To Serve With Honour is maintained by Rakesh Koshy and Nakul Shah.

Sources: Encyclopaedia of Soldiers with Highest Gallantry Awards by S.S. Gandhi and Stories of Heroism by Dr. B.C. Chakravorty, edited by Dr. U.P. Thapliyal; Govt of India, Ministry of Defence, History Division. Extremely grateful to DG Infantry (Indian Army), Army in Kashmir, Imperial War Museum, The Royal Family of Jaipur, Lt. Col. (retd.) R.W. Edwards, USAF and Edward Haynes for their invaluable assistance.

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