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The Yudh Seva Medal is one of India's military decorations for distinguished service during wartime. It is awarded for a high degree of distinguished service in an operational context, which includes times of war, conflict, or hostilities and may be awarded posthumously.

Yudh Seva Medal
Yuddh-seva-medal
Awarded by President of India
CountryIndia
TypeMilitary award
Awarded forWartime Distinguished Service
RibbonYudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg
Statistics
EstablishedJune 26, 1980
Precedence
Next (higher)Shaurya Chakra[1]
EquivalentVishisht Seva Medal
Next (lower)Sena Medal (Army)
Nausena Medal (Navy)
Vayusena Medal (Air Force)

The award is the wartime equivalent of the Vishisht Seva Medal, which is a peacetime distinguished service decoration.[2]

In 2019, Minty Agarwal became the first woman given the Yudh Seva Medal.[3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Yuddh Seva Medal | Indian Navy". indiannavy.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  3. ^ "IAF's woman fighter controller during aerial dogfight scripts history with medal | india news". Hindustan Times. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  4. ^ "'I witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan shooting down Pakistan's F-16 aircraft'". Mint. ANI. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Who is Minty Agarwal, IAF officer honoured with Yudh Seva medal". DNA India. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.

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