This book presents a systematic overview of the official military, police, and civilian awards of the Republic of India from 1947 through to the present day. In addition to presenting a detailed catalogue of official awards, this work also surveys the development of policy on such awards, this work also surveys the development of policyon such awards, considers their changing legal status, and provides a critique of the policies that govern their their creation and bestowel. While focusing on official national awards, the book also provides information on Indian provincial awards, on foreign awards given to Indians, and on awards of the pre-1947 Provincial government of Free India. While much space is necessarily devoted to military awards, attention is also given to civilian awards of the police and fire services and to the other official awards of the Indian Republic.
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