UN Military Observer Group in India & Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

The official description, eligibility, criteria, and history of the UN Military Observer Group in India & Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

UN Military Observer Group in India & Pakistan (UNMOGIP)

UN Military Observer Group in India & Pakistan (UNMOGIP)


The mission was established in January 1948 to supervise the cease-fire between India and Pakistan in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Eligibility and criteria

Awarded for 6 months consecutive service between 20 January 1949 to the present (Canadian participation ended 20 January 1979).

The UN strictly applies their medals policy and will not consider requests for initial issue of the UN medals that are submitted more than one year after repatriation from the mission area.

The qualifying service is not required for members killed or presumed killed while on assignment. In such cases, the medal may be awarded posthumously.


A circular bronze alloy medal, 1.4 inches (35mm) in diameter.

On the obverse, the representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the straight letters UN, both in bas-relief.

On the reverse, an inscription bearing the words “IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE” in English (and only in English).

A 0.5 inch (12mm) bronze ring, which holds the ribbon, passes through a small hollow ball at the top of a claw joined to the top of the medal.

The ribbon bears a wide central band in various shades of green to represent the Himalayan Range and the Kashmir Valley, flanked by narrow white stripes representing the snow-capped mountains. Two equal bars of UN blue appear at either end of the ribbon.


There is no bar to this medal.


The medal shall be worn in sequence prescribed in the Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals Directive, and in the following manner: on the left breast, suspended from the ribbon described above, after the UNGOMAP medal and before the UNUC medal.


The use of a post-nominal is not authorized for this medal.

Historical notes

The following is a list of members who have died while serving in the theatre of operations:

  • A/BGen Angle H.H.

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