Nao Sena Medal

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Nao Sena Medal
Nao Sena Medal
Awarded by India Republic of India
Country India Republic of India
Type Medal
Eligibility All ranks of the navy.[1]
Awarded for "Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Navy."
Established 17 June 1960
Order of Wear[2]
Next (higher) Yudh Seva Medal
Equivalent Sena Medal
Vayusena Medal
Next (lower) Vishisht Seva Medal
Nao Sena Medal ribbon.svg
Service Ribbon

Nao Sena Medal (also spelt Nao Sena Medal or Nau Sena Medal, lit. Navy Medal) is a gallantry award for servicemen in the Indian Navy.


It was established by the President of India on 17 June 1960.[3]


The medal is pentagular in shape, with curved sides made of standard silver. The mounting shall is a fixed ring attached to a metal stripe 3mm wide ornamented with Ashoka leaves. It has embossed on its obverse the Naval Crest. On its reverse, it has a trident within a circle and rope and the inscription "Nao Sena Medal", in Hindi, embossed along the upper rim.

The riband is navy blue colour with a white thin silver stripe down the centre. 32 mm, dark blue with a 2 mm white central strips. Dark blue 15 mm, white 2 mm, dark blue 15 mm.[3]


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  2. ^ "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Nao Sena Medal | Indian Navy". Retrieved 2016-06-07.
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