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Awards and Medals of Pakistan Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force)


There are several type of awards, medals and badges which are conferred to personnel of Armed Forces of Pakistan (Army, Navy and Air Force). 

Operational Awards of Pakistan Armed Forces

There are four operational awards;
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1. Nishan-e-Haider (Order of Haider)

NH is the highest military award of Pakistan. Nishan-e-Haider may be given to any soldier, regardless of rank or branch of service, who had sacrificed his life in the line of duty demonstrating high level of bravery. It is comparable to British Victoria Cross.


2. Hilal-i-Jurat (Crescent of Courage)

HJ is the second highest military award of Pakistan out of total four gallantry awards that were created in 1957. It is awarded to military officers for acts of courage or devotion to duty in the face of the enemy. It is comparable to British Military Cross.

 3. Sitara-i-Jurat (Star of Courage)

SJ is the 3rd highest military award of Pakistan. It is awarded to officers, junior commissioned officers and warrant officers for gallantry and distinguished services in the face of the enemy.

 4. Tamgha-i-Jurat (Medal of Courage)

TJ is the 4th highest military award of Pakistan. It is awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men for gallantry and distinguished services in the face of the enemy.

Campaign/ War Medals of Pakistan Armed Forces

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  1. Tamgha-e-Diffa (General Service Medal)
  2. Sitara-e-Harb 1965 War (War Star 1965)
  3. Sitara-e-Harb 1971 War (War Star 1971)
  4. Tamgha-e-Jang 1965 War (War Medal 1965)
  5. Tamgha-e-Jang 1971 War (War Medal 1971)

Non-Operational Gallantry Awards

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  1. Sitara-e-Basalat (Star of Good Conduct) 
  2. Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct) 
  3. Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) (Order of Excellence) 
  4. Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) (Crescent of Excellence) 
  5. Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) (Star of Excellence) 
  6. Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military) (Medal of Excellence) 
  7. Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-I) (Medal of Service Class I) 
  8. Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-II) (Medal of Service Class II) 
  9. Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-III) (Medal of Service Class III)

Service Medals

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  1. Service Medal (10 Years) 
  2. Service Medal (20 Years) 
  3. Service Medal (30 Years) 
  4. Service Medal (35 years) 
  5. Service Medal (40 Years)

Commemorative Medals

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  1. Tamgha-e-Pakistan (Pakistan Medal) 
  2. Tamgha-e-Sad Saala Jashan-e-Wiladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam (100th Birth Anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah) 
  3. Tamgha-e-Jamhuria (Republic Commemoration Medal) 
  4. Hijri Tamgha (Hijri Medal) 
  5. Jamhuriat Tamgha (Democracy Medal) 
  6. Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha (Resolution Day Golden Jubilee Medal) 
  7. Tamgha-e-Salgirah Pakistan (Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal) 
  8. Tamgha-e-Baqa (Nuclear Test Medal)
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