India: Ashoka Chakra
Ribbon: Green with narrow orange central stripes, the number depending on grade.
Instituted: 4 January 1952 by the President of India.
Discontinued: 27 January 1967, being replaced by the Ashoka Chakra, the Kirti Chakra and the Shaurya Chakra
Awarded: For acts of courage in non-combat situations.
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Page last updated: 26 August 2007