A Tamgha-e-Bharat (Soldier's Medal) Azad Hind Medal without Swords
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In zinc, but with the original finish absorbed into the zinc and accompanied by its original ribbon.
Overall condition is very good.
The Tamgha-e-Bharat (Soldierâ€™s Medal) Azad Hind Medal was awarded with swords for valour in combat, and without swords, as I have here, for non-combatants.
The Azad Hind decorations were instituted by Subhas Chandra Bose while in Germany, initially for Azad Hind Legion, to be awarded for gallantry in the field of battle. Both Indians and Germans were eligible for the decorations. Later, the same awards were instituted by the Azad Hind government for the Indian National Army during its campaign in South-east Asia.