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The system of gallantry awards continued with the British Indian Army during British Raj after 1858 till the end of World War II. After India’s independence, when India became a Republic, Indian Govt introduced new series of bravery awards in the Indian Armed Forces to be awarded by the President of India, both during war and outside the war. 
This book chronicles the bravery awards given to Indians serving with East India Company Army, British Indian Army and Indian Army after India became a Republic. Brief circumstances under which the bravery awards were given to the Indians by the appropriate authorities before India became a Republic and by the President of India after 1950 are also chronicled in this Book.

Indian Army: Chronicles of Bravery Awards The Medals and Ribbons

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  • Col J Francis was commissioned into Maratha Light Infantry in June 1969 and retired in May 1997. During his service besides regimental and staff jobs, he was instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Junior Leaders Wing, Infantry School and Defence Services Staff College Wellington. Before he retired, he raised a Counter Insurgency School and was responsible to train all the units which were inducted into J&K.