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CHIEFS OF ARMY STAFF

   
Field Marshall K.M.Cariappa Field Marshall SHFJ Manekshaw
Issued in 1995 in Commemoration of Field Marshall Cariappa, the First Indian Chief of the Indian Army. Issued in 2008 on the death of the architect of India's victory in the 1971 war

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GALLANTRY AWARDS

 

SG # 819 (1976), Param Vir Chakra

Param Vir Chakra

Issued in 1976 to Commemorate the Param Vir Chakra. The stamp shows the Param Vir Chakra Medal.

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 SG # 2191 (2003) Major Somnath Sharma, PVC

major somnath sharma, PVC

Issued in 2003

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SG # 1899 (2000), Karam Singh, PVC

SG # 1901 (2000), Albert Ekka, PVC

karam singh, pvc

albert ekka, pvc

 

SG # 1900 (2000), Abdul Hameed, PVC

abdul hameed, pvc

 

SG # 1902 (2000), N J S Sekhon, PVC

SG # 1903 (2000), M N Mulla, MVC

n j s sekhon, pvc

m n mulla, mvc

 

Gallantry Award Winners issued in 2000 to mark 50 years of the Republic

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SG # 1824 (1998), Lt Indra Lal Roy, DFC 

lt indra lal roy, dfc

Issued in 1998

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ASHOKA CHAKRA

SG # 2230 & 2231 (2004) Ashoka Chakra Winners Neeraja Bhanot & Randhir Prasad Verma

nEERJA bHANOT

rANDHIR PRASAD VERMA

Issued in 2004 to honour Ashoka Chakra Awardees, The Highest Civilian Award

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WAR MEMORIAL

 

 

Vijay Divas

Issued in 1996 in Commemoration of Vijay Divas.The stamp depicts members of the three services at the War Memorial.

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NAVY

 

SG # 577 (1968), INS Nilgiri

SG # 1029 (1981), INS Taragiri.

INS Nilgiri

INS Taragir1

Issued in 1968 to commemorate Navy Day, the stamp depicts INS Nilgiri, the first indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy

Issued in 1981 to mark Navy Day. The stamp shows INS Taragiri.

 

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SG # 1184 (1986), INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant

Issued in 1986 to mark the completion of  25 years of service of  India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

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 SG # 1816 (1998), INS Delhi

ins delhi

Issued in 1998.

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Builder's Navy

Issued in 2005. The stamp deoicts

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SG # 1114-1117 (1984), President's Review of the Fleet, Sea Harrier aircraft, INS Vikrant (Aircraft carrier), INS Vela (Submarine) and a Destroyer.

President's Review of the Fleet (6th), 1984

A set of 4 stamps issued in 1984 to mark the Review of the Fleet by President Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. The stamps show Sea Harrier aircraft, INS Vikrant (Aircraft carrier), INS Vela (Submarine) and a Destroyer.

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SG # 1365 (1989), President's Review of the Fleet

President's Review of the Fleet (7th), 1989

Issued in 1989 on the occasion of the Review of the Fleet by President R.Venkatraman. The stamp depicts a Task Force and the Naval Ensign.

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international fleet review (8th), 2001

 SG # 1989 (2001), International Fleet Review 2001, Tarangini

SG # 1990 (2001), International Fleet Review 2001, Pal 

tarangini

pal

   

 SG # 1991 (2001), International Fleet Review 2001, Galbat

SG # 1992 (2001), International Fleet Review 2001, Logo 

Galbat

logo

Issued in 2001 to mark the International Fleet Review by President K.R.Narayanan .

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(2006) Presidents Review of the Fleet

President's Review of the Fleet (9th), 2006

Issued in 2006 on the occasion of the President's Review of the Fleet by President Abdul Kalam Azad off the coast of Visakhapatnam. Clockwise from top left: 1. Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat and Sea Harrier aircraft. 2. Talwar & Bhahmaputra class frigates and Sea King anti-submarine helicopter. 3. Sindhughosh & Shishumar class submarines. 4.  Sandhayak class Survey vessel and Off-shore Patrol Vessel Vigraha

 

 

SG # 1844 (1999) - Marine Heritage - From coin 2200 B.C. SG # 1845 (1999) - Marine Heritage - From coin 1700 A.D.
From Coin 2200 B.C. From Coin 1700 A.D.
Issued in 1999 to salute Indias Marine Heritage

 

 

 

SG # 1227 (1987), Indian Army Round the World Yatch Voyage

Indian Army Round the World Yatch Voyage

Issued in 1987 to laud the Indian Army Round the World Yatch Voyage. The stamp depicts the yatch 'Trishna' and the route map of the expedition.

 

SG # 1181 (1986), Naval Dockyard, Bombay

Naval Dockyard, Bombay

Issued in 1986 to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Naval Dockyard, Bombay. The stamp shows the Duncan Dry Docks.

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SG # 2200 (2004) INS Tarangini

I.N.S.Tarangini

Issued in 1986 to celebrate the Circumnavigation of the of the globe

 

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AIR FORCE

 

 

SG # 397 (1958), Indian Air Force, Wapiti and Hunter Aircraft

SG # 398 (1958), Indian Air Force, Wapiti and Hunter Aircraft

Silver Jubilee of the Indian Air Force

Issued in 1958 to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Indian Air Force. The set of two stamps show the Wapiti and Hunter Aircraft.

 

SG # 1053 (1982), Indian Air Force, Wapita and MIG 25 Aircraft.

 Indian Air Force 50th Anniversary

Issued in 1982 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force. The stamp shows a Wapita and MIG 25 Aircraft.

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SG # 1516-1517 (1992), Indian Air Force, Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fighter, Ilyushin IL-76 Transport Aircraft, Mig-27 Fighter & Westland Wapiti Biplane.

Indian Air Force - 60th Anniversary

A set of two stamps issued in 1992 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force.

The first stamp depicts a Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fighter  & an Ilyushin IL-76 Transport Aircraft. The second stamp depicts a Mig-27 Fighter & a Westland Wapiti Biplane.

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SG # 1534 (1993), No.1 Squadron Indian Air Force, Westland Wapiti Biplane

No.1 Squadron of the Indian Air Force

Issued in 1993 on the 60th Anniversary of the No.1 Squadron of the Indian Air Force. The stamp depicts a Westland Wapiti Biplane.

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SG # 943 (1979), IAF Chetak Helicopter

IAF Chetak Helicopter

Issued in 1979 on the occasion of  "Air India 80" International Stamp Exhibition on the theme of 'Mail Aircrafts. The stamp depicts an IAF Chetak Helicopter.

 

SG # 511 (1967), Folland Gnat Fighter Aircraft.

Folland Gnat

Issued in 1967 as a Definitive. Stamp shows the Folland Gnat Fighter Aircraft.

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16 Squadron "Cobras"

Issued in 2005  to mark fifty years of the 

 

MILITARY ACADEMIES

 

SG # 1067 (1982), Indian Military Academy, Chetwode building

Indian Military Academy

Issued in 1982 on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Military Academy. The stamp depicts the Chetwode building.

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SG # 1707 (1997), Rastriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

Rastriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

Issued in 1997 on the 75th Anniversary of the Rastriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

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SG # 1785 (1998), Defence Services Staff College

defence services staff college

Issued in 1998 to mark the 50th Anniversary (1997) .

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 SG # 1838 (1999), National Defence Academy

national defence academy

Issued in 1999 to mark Golden Jubilee

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PRESIDENT'S BODYGUARD

 

SG # 697 (1973), President's Bodyguard

SG # 1817 (1998), President's Bodyguard

Issued in 1973 to mark the Bicentenary. Stamp shows a Sowar of the President's Bodyguard & Emblem

Issued in 1998 to mark 225th Anniversary

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CAVALRY / ARMOURED REGIMENTS

 

SG # 902 (1978), Skinner's Horse (Cavalry Regiment)

SG # 1110 (1984), 7th Light Cavalry Regiment

Skinner's Horse (Cavalry Regiment)

7th Light Cavalry Regiment

 

Issued in 1978 to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Skinner's Horse (Cavalry Regiment). The stamp shows the sowars of the Skinner's Horse

Issued in 1984 to mark the Bicentenary of 7th Light Cavalry Regiment. The stamp depicts a lancer in ceremonial uniform.

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SG # 801 (1976), 16th Light Cavalry Regiment

16th Light Cavalry Regiment

Issued in 1976 to mark the Bicentenary of the 16th Light Cavalry Regiment. The stamp shows the Vijanta Tank

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SG # 1300 (1988), Mechanised Infantry Regiment

SG # 1363 (1989), 3rd Cavalry Regiment

Mechanised Infantry Regiment

3rd Cavalry Regiment

Issued in 1988 on the occasion of the Presentation of Colours to the Mechanised Infantry Regiment. The stamp depicts Soldiers and an Infantry Combat Vehicle.

Issued in 1989. The stamp on the 3rd Cavalry Regiment depicts a 19th century Sowar and a modern Tank.

 

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SG # 1111 (1984), Deccan Horse

Deccan Horse

Issued in 1984 to mark the Presentation of the Regimental Guidon to the Deccan Horse. The stamp shows troopers in ceremonial uniform and tank.

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SG # 1481 (1991), 18th Cavalry Regiment

SG # 1807 (1998), 4th Battalion Brigade of Guards (1 Rajput)

18 Cavalry Regiment

4th Battalion brigade of guards

(1 rajput)

Issued in 1991 to mark the 70th Anniversary of the 18th Cavalry Regiment. The stamp depicts Mounted Sowar and Tanks.

Issued in 1998 to mark Bi-Centenary

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(2006), 62nd Cavalry Regiment

62 CAVALRY REGIMENT

Issued in 2006 to mark Golden Jubilee of the first Armoured Regiment raised in independent India

 

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ARTILLERY  REGIMENTS

 

 

SG # 1150 (1985), Regiment of Artillery

Regiment of Artillery

Issued in 1985 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Regiment of Artillery. The stamp depicts a Gunner and Howitzer from the Mountain Battery

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PARATROOP REGIMENTS

 

SG # 1199 (1986), 8th Battalion of Coast Sepoy (now 1st Battalion of the Paratroop Regiment)

SG # 1512 (1992), 60th Parachute Field Ambulance.

8th Battalion of Coast Sepoy (now 1st Battalion of the Paratroop Regiment

60th Parachute Field Ambulance

The stamp was issued in 1986 to mark the 225th anniversary of the 8th Battalion of Coast Sepoy (now 1st Battalion of the Paratroop Regiment)

Issued in 1992 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 60th Parachute Field Ambulance. The stamp shows treating casualties in the battlefield.

 

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SG # 1533 (1993), 9th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment

SG # 1731 (1997), Bicentenary of the 2nd Para (Maratha)

9th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment

2nd Para (Maratha)

Issued in 1993 on the 50th Anniversary of the 9th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment. The stamp depicts Para dropping and Field Gun

Issued in 1997on the Bicentenary of the 2nd Para (Maratha)

 

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INFANTRY REGIMENTS

 

SG # 1422 (1990), 3rd and 5th Battalions of the 5th Gorkha Rifles

Sg # 1767 (1998), 11th Gorkha Rifles

3rd and 5th Battalions of the 5th Gorkha Rifles

11th gorkha rifles

Issued in 1990 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 3rd and 5th Battalions of the 5th Gorkha Rifles. The stamp depicts a Gorkha Soldier.

Issued in 1998  to mark the Golden Jubilee.

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SG # 1476 (1991), 2nd Battalion , 3rd Gorkha Rifles

2nd Battalion , 3rd Gorkha Rifles

Issued in 1991 to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 2nd Battalion , 3rd Gorkha Rifles. The stamp depicts a Gorkha soldier in Battle Dress.

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SG # 1684 (1996) Sikh Regiments (2006) Third Battalion, Sikh Regiment

Sikh Regiment

THIRD BATTALION, SIKH REGIMENT

Issued in 1996 on the 150th Anniversary of the Sikh Regiment.

Issued in 2006 on the 150th Anniversary
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SG # 908 (1978), Fourth Reunion of the Punjab Regiment

Punjab Regiment

15 PUNJAB (pATIALA)

Issued in 1978 to mark the Fourth Reunion of the Punjab Regiment. The stamp shows uniforms of 1799, 1901 & 1979 and Badge.

Issued in 2005 to commemorate the Tercentenary of the battalion

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SG # 1646 (1995), 5th Battalion (Napiers), Rajputana Rifles

SG # 1819 (1998), 2nd Battalion Rajput Regiment (Kalichindi)

5th Battalion (Napiers), Rajputana Rifles

2nd battalion rajput regiment (kalichindi)

Issued in 1995 on the 175th Anniversary of the 5th Battalion (Napiers), Rajputana Rifles. The stamp depicts the soldiers of the Regiment.

Issued in 1998 to mark Bi-Centenary

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SG # 1298 (1988), 4th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment

SG # 1247 (1987), 37th Dogra Regiment [now the 7th Battalion (1 Dogra)] Mechanised Infantry Regiment

4th Battalion Kumaon Regiment

37th Dogra Regiment [now the 7th Battalion (1 Dogra)] Mechanised Infantry Regiment

Issued in 1988 to mark the Bicentenary of the 4th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment. The stamp depicts the Early and Modern Regimental Uniforms.

Issued in 1987 on the occasion of the Centenary of the 37th Dogra Regiment [now the 7th Battalion (1 Dogra)] Mechanised Infantry Regiment. The stamp depicts the Regimental Uniforms of 1887.

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SG # 1245 (1987), Garhwal Rifles

Garhwal Rifles

Issued in 1987on the occasion of the Centenary of the Garhwal Rifles. The stamp depicts the regimental uniforms of 1887.

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SG # 1077 (1983), Presentation of Colours to the Jat Regiments

SG # 1645 (1995), Jat Regiments

Jat Regiments

Jat Regiments

Issued in 1983 on the occasion of Presentation of Colours to the Jat Regiments. The stamp shows the uniforms of the regiment, past and present.

Issued in 1995 to mark the Bicentenary of the Jat Regiments. The stamp depicts the Jat War Memorial at Bareilly

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SG # 960 (1980), Madras Sappers

SG # 1594 (1994), Madras Regiment

Madras Sappers

Madras Regiment, 4th Battalion

Issued in 1980 to mark the Bicentenary of the Madras Sappers. Stamp shows the uniforms of 1780 & 1980, Crest and Badge.

Issued in 1994 on the Bicentenary of the Madras Regiment, 4th Battalion. The stamp depicts the statue of a Sepoy.

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SG # 2196 (2004) 9th Battalion Madras Regiment (Travancore)

9 battalion madras regiment (travancore)

Issued in 2004 to mark the Ter-Centenary of the Battalion

 

SG # 1402 (1990), Bombay Sappers

Bombay Sappers

Issued in 1990 on the occasion of Presentation of New Colours to the  Bombay Sappers. the stamp depicts gallantry medals.

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SG # 1994 (2001), 4 Maratha Light Infantry

4 maratha light infantry

Issued in 2001 to mark the Bi-Centenary .

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SG # 1024 (1981), Mahar Regiment.

SG # 750 (1974), Territorial Army

Mahar Regiment

Territorial Army

Issued in 1981 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Mahar Regiment. Stamp shows the Regimental Colours.

Issued in 1974 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Territorial Army. The stamp depicts the Territorial Army Badge.

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SG # 1689 (1996), 2 Grenadier

2 Grenadier

Issued in 1996 to mark the Bicentenary of the 2 Grenadier.

 

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CORPS

 

SG # 1634 (1995), Area Army Headquarters, Delhi Area.

Area Army Headquarters, Delhi Area

Issued in 1995 on the 75th Anniversary of the Area Army Headquarters, Delhi Area. The stamp depicts '75' and a Taurus Formation sign.

 

SG # 759 (1975), Army Ordinance Corps

SG # 1521 (1992), Army Service Corps

Army Ordinance Corps

Army Service Corps

Issued in 1975 to mark the Bicentenary of the Army Ordinance Corps.

Issued in 1992 to Commemorate the Army Service Corps (ASC). The stamp depicts various modes of transportation by the ASC.

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SG # 1611 (1994), Remount Veterinary Corps

Remount Veterinary Corps

Issued in 1994 on the 215th Anniversary of the Remount Veterinary Corps. The stamp depicts Cavalryman, Infantryman and Dog Handler.

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BORDER SECURITY

 

SG # 1155 (1985), Assam Rifles

SG # 1425 (1990), Border Security Force

Assam Rifles

Border Security Force

Issued in 1985 to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Assam Rifles. The stamp shows Riflemen of 1835 & 1985 and the map of North - East India.

Issued in 1990 on the 25th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF). The stamp depicts a border post and a security guard on camel.

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ARMY POSTAL SERVICE

 

SG # 676 (1973), Army Postal Service Corps

SG # 955 (1980), Army Post Office

Army Postal Service Corps

Army Post Office

Issued in 1973 to mark the First Anniversary of the Army Postal Service Corps

Issued in 1980. Stamp shows an Army Post Office in the field.

 

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SG # 1697 (1997), Army Postal Service Corps

SG # 1820 (1998), Army Postal Service Centre 

Army Postal Service Corps

army postal service centre

Issued in 1997 on the Silver Jubilee of the Army Postal Service Corps. The stamp depict a Soldier Receiving Mail at a forward post in the snow bound Himalayas.

Issued in 1998 to mark Golden Jubilee Raghava Parade Ground .

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SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

 

SG # 1165 (1985)

SG # 1379 (1989) Military Farms

Border Roads Organisation

Military Farms

Issued in 1985 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Border Roads Organisation.

Issued in 1989 to mark the Centenary of Military Farms

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DEFENSE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION

 

SG # 1835 (1999) DRDO 

SG # 2062 (2002)

defense research & development organisation (drdo)

indian ordinance factories

Issued in 1999 to mark 40th Anniversary

Issued in 2002 to mark Bi-Centenary

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PEACE KEEPING MISSIONS

 

SG # 1407 (1990)

Indian Peace Keeping Mission (IPKF)

Issued in 1990 on the Indian Peace Keeping Mission (IPKF) to Sri Lanka. The stamp depicts the Armed Forces Badge and a map of Sri Lanka

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(2004) UN Peace Keeping Operations

INDIAN ARMY IN UN PEACE KEEPING OPERATIONS

Issued in 2004 in commemoration

 

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OTHERS

 

SG # 468 (1963)

SG # 469 (1963) Defence Campaign

Defense Campaign

Issued in 1963 on the Defence Campaign. The set of two stamps depict 'Artillery & Helicopter' and 'Sentry & Paratrooper'

 

SG # 662 (1972)

SG # 527 (1966)

Inter Services Crest

Jai Jawan

Issued in 1972 to Commemorate the Defence Forces. The stamp depicts the Inter Services Crest.

Issued in 1966 in Tribute to the Indian Armed Forces in the aftermath of the Indo - Pak war. The stamp titled 'Jai Jawan' depicts a Soldier, Fighter aircraft and INS Mysore

 

SG # 674 (1973)

SG # 1762 (1997)

25th Anniversary of Independence

Indian Armed Forces

Issued in 1973 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Independence. The stamp shows Gnat Fighters over India Gate.

Issued in 1997 to commemorate 50 years of the Indian Armed Forces.

 

SG # 1856 (1999)

geneva convention

Issued in 1999 to mark 50 years of the Geneva Conventions.