Raksha Medal

Conditions of Eligibility and Eligible categories

 

(a) All Armed Forces personnel who were borne on the effective strength of the Armed Forces on the 5 Aug 65 and had rendered service for 180 days or more on that date;

(b) Personnel of the units of Para-military forces as were under the operational control of the Army and had rendered service for 180 days or more on the 5 Aug 65; and

(c) Personnel of the units of Para-military forces who were operationally committed and were in the areas which qualify for Samar Seva Star 1965, subject to fulfilling the condition regarding length of service as (b) above.

 

Design of the medal and Ribbon

Medal. Circular in shape, made of cupro-nickel, 35mm in diameter. It shall have embossed on its obverse the State Emblem 22 mm in height. On its reverse it shall have embossed in the centre the rising sun with sprays of laurel below on either side and the inscription “ 965” embossed above it.

Ribbon. Orange in colour, divided into four equal parts by three vertical stripes, each 3 mm in width of red, dark blue and light blue. The award may be made posthumously.