Medals and Decorations of Indian Military

Medals and Ribbons of Indian Military


Medals and ribbons – Have you ever wondered what does the ribbon, which looks like a coloured bar code represent in the military uniform?

Let’s understand the importance of these ribbons in the military uniform. First of all, ribbons are the substitute for the medal. Medal can’t be worn on all occasions, therefore, the medal is only for ceremonial purposes. Also, each Ribbon in Armed Force defines certain things. Mostly, it represents awards, places served and time duration of service.

Here is the chart of overall ribbons from Indian Military, along with its representation.





Furthermore, these ribbons are worn in a certain order of preference. The order of precedence is as given below