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Sangram Medal, 1972, attributed to a ‘Red Beret’
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Sangram Medal, 1972, attributed to a ‘Red Beret’
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Circular cupro-nickel medal with ball and ring suspension; the face with the Ashokan Lions above the Indian National motto ‘सत्यमेव जयते’ (Satyameva Jayate = Truth Alone Prevails) in Hindi characters, circumscribed ‘Sangram medal’ in Hindi characters and ‘SANGRAM MEDAL’; the reverse with a radiant rising sun above a laurel wreath; attributed on the edge to ‘7996778 L/NK HEM RAJ C M P’ (L/NK = Lance Naik = Lance Corporal; CMP = Corps of Military Police, the elite ‘Red Berets’); slight age oxidisation marks; on replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted in 1972 and awarded for active service in the war with Pakistan that took place from 3 to 16 December 1971 and for related service up to 20 December 1972. ‘Sangram’ is the Hindi word for ‘battle’. A nice example.

 
Sangram Medal, 1972, attributed to a ‘Red Beret’
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Sangram Medal, 1972, attributed to a ‘Red Beret’
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Sangram Medal, 1972, attributed to a ‘Red Beret’
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