Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal

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Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal
Country  India
Awarded for Wartime distinguished service
Next (higher) Padma Bhushan[1]
Next (lower) Param Vishisht Seva Medal[1]
Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg

Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal is India's highest Wartime Distinguished Service decoration. It is awarded for the highest degree of distinguished services in an operational context. "Operation context" include times of war, conflict, or hostilities. The award is a wartime equivalent of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, which is the highest Peacetime Distinguished Service decoration of the country. Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal may be awarded posthumously.

  1. Awarded for distinguished service of the most exceptional order during war/conflict/hostilities.
  1. All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force including those of Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces when embodied.
  1. Nursing Officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.
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List of recipients

Following is the list of awardees.[2]

Rank Year Name Corps Reference
Lt General 1987 Amarjit Singh Kalkat, SYSM, AVSM, VSM Infantry [3][4]
Air Marshal 15 August 1999 Vinod Patney, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, VrC Air Force [5]
Lt General 26 January 2000 Hari Mohan Khanna, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Infantry [3][6][4]


  1. ^ a b "Precedence Of Medals". Indian Army. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Website of Indian Army". Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ a b Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Singh, Brigadier M. P. History of the Indian Military Academy. p. 246.
  5. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Army orders inquiry into PVC blunder". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  6. ^ "Tribune India".
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