INDIA LONG SERVICE MEDAL FOR 9 YEARS – 1971.
Circular cupro-nickel medal with bar and clasp suspension; the face with the Ashokan Lions above the Indian National motto ‘सत्यमेव जयते’ (Satyameva Jayate = Truth Alone Prevails) in Hindi characters, circumscribed ‘Dirgh Seva’ (Long Service) in Hindi characters and ‘LONG SERVICE’ above, ‘Naw Varsh (nine years) in Hindi characters and ‘9 YEARS’ below; the reverse with the Triservices crest, being a naval anchor, crossed Indian swords and an eagle with wings outstretched for the three branches of the Indian Armed Forces, a radiant rising sun above; on replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted by the President of India on 19 April 1971 to be awarded to members of the Armed Forces for nine years diligent blameless service. WEIGHT OF THE MEDAL – 22.7 GMS.
Item No – ME 275.