President is pleased to institute a medal for recognition of the
services of Armed Forces personnel and civilians in the 'OP
VIJAY' in 1999; and in this behalf, to make, ordain and establish
the following ordinance. The medal shall be awarded to the personnel
of the following forces: -
Awarded to all categories of personnel who were borne on the
effective strength of the Army, Navy and Air Forces and were
mobilized/deployed/involved in planning and conduct of operations at
various Headquarters in support of OP VIJAY. Air Forces personnel
All ranks of the Para Military Forces, Central Police Forces,
Railway Protection Forces, J&K State Police Forces, Home Guards,
civil defence organization and any other organization specified by
Government when deployed in operational areas, vis, J&K, Punjab,
Gujrat and Rajasthan and other areas in the Western and Southern
theatres and members of any of all the aforesaid organizations
deployed in such other areas as may be specified by Government.
(c) Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders/directions of supervision of the above mentioned forces in operation areas.
qualifying areas for the purpose of this medal shall be as given
Army - In addition to troops in Battle zone, all ranks of
Fmns, Units/Regts and Sub Units which were mobilized and deployed in
support of ' OP VIJAY' in Southern, Western and Northern Command
as also all ranks posted at various Headquarters involved in
planning and conduct of mobilization/deployment including personnel
posted at Army Headquarters.
Navy - In addition to those in the Maritime Battle zone,
all personnel borne in ships and establishment of Western Naval
Command deployed/mobilized in the operations and those personnel
posted at various headquarters involved in operational planning and
logistic support for operations undertaken in support of OP VIJAY
(c) Air Force - All Air Force personnel borne on the effective strength of or mobilized to or attached to the Formations/Units that were directly involved in operations or were involved in planning/support/conduct of 'OP VIJAY' or were mobilized in support of ' OP VIJAY'.
of Eligibility -
01 May 99 to 31 Jan 2000.
A person, who wins a gallantry award or is mentioned in dispatches or dies or sustains wounds or other disabilities while in service in the specified areas irrespective of the time limit, shall be eligible for this medal. The period of detention as a prisoner of war shall count towards the qualifying service for the medal.
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