Paschimi Star

Conditions of Eligibility and Eligible Categories

Awarded to all personnel of the following forces who participated in operations against Pakistan forces in and around the western borders of Indian on the ground, on the sea or in the air. The minimum qualifying service shall be one day in the battle zone or one operational sortie., In the qualifying areas it shall be minimum of 120 days service or one operational sortie or a total of 3 flying hours as members of crew:-

(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, J&K Militia and of any other armed forces of the Union;

(b) All ranks of the Railway Protection Force, Police Force, Home Guards, Civil Defence Organisation, and any other organisation specified by Government; and

(c) Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders/directions or supervision of the above-mention Forces.


Design of Medal and Ribbon

Medal. Medal shall be in the form of a five pointed star with beveled rays, made of tombac bronze 40 millimeters across with one point uppermost to which shall be fitted a ring for the ribbon. On the obverse in the centre, it shall have the State Emblem with its motto superimposed and circular band (2 millimeters in width and 20 millimeters in diameter at its outer edges) surrounding the State Emblem and broken at the top by the heads of the lions. On this band shall be the inscriptions “ “PASCHIMI STAR” on either side of the State Emblem in raised letters. The reverse of the medal shall be plain.

Ribbon. 32 Millimeters in width of clarot background with three while vertical stripes of 2 millimeters in width in the centre.