UNMOGIP was established in January 1949 to supervise the cease-fire between India and Pakistan, in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Mission continues to present date.
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. Eligibility for the award of the medal is earned following six months of service in the the Mission.
The following countries have provided Military Observers to this Mission: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Uruguay, and the United States of America. Also eligible are Military Observers from the following countries who served in UNIPOM: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Italy, Ireland, Nepal, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.
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(Effective 16 June 1997)