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India Medal

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India Medal

The India Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1896 for issue to officers and men of the British and Indian armies.

The India Medal was awarded for various minor military campaigns in India, chiefly for service on the North-West Frontier during 1895 to 1902. This medal replaced the India General Service Medal (1854). Each campaign was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; seven were sanctioned.[1]


The obverse of the medal itself held the profile of Queen Victoria, or, after January 22, 1901, King Edward VII.

Te reverse portrayed a British and an Indian soldier carrying a standard together.


  • Defence of Chitral 1895 (3 March - 13 April 1895
  • Relief of Chitral 1895 (7 March - 15 August 1895)
  • Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (10 June 1897 -- 6 April 1898)
  • Malakand 1897 (26 July - 2 August 1897) (Awarded to troops involved in the Siege of Malakand.)
  • Samana 1897 (2 August - 2 October 1897)
  • Tirah 1897-98 (2 October 1897 - 6 April 1898
  • Waziristan 1901-02 (23 November 1901 - 10 March 1902)


The ribbon pattern was red, green, red, green, red


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