Military Efficiency Decoration (Istidad-I-Harbiya), in Gold, I Class
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An eight point red enamelled star with sunburst style rays in each quadrant, with crossed tulwards (large blades with hilts and handles) above, crossing near the tip at 12 o'clock. The center obverse medallion presents a blue enamelled disc with the gilt inscription, surrounded by a gilt ring with green enamel leaves. The reverse is plain. The badge is surmounted by a plain suspension bar with a star and crescent at the center.
The Military Efficiency Decoration (Istidad-I-Harbiya) was instituted by Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi in 1924. The Medal is awarded in 2 Classes to members of any rank or status of the Bahawalpur State Forces in recognition of efficient service and acts of bravery.
The I Class is composed of gilt.
The obverse features an Arabic inscription which translates to "786 War Efficiency." The three digit number 786 is a chronogram for Bism'illah-e-Rahman-e-Rahim (in the name of Allah the Beneficent, the Merciful).
This decoration is worn on a blue ribbon with six 1mm red stripes 4mm apart. It was likely manufactured by Spink & Son.
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