UN India-Pakistan Observation Mission Medal
(VN-medaille UNIPOM)


First date issued 1965
Amount issued


Value category Below Average

In early 1965, relations between India and Pakistan were strained again because of their conflicting claims over the Rann of Kutch at the southern end of the international boundary. The situation steadily deteriorated during the summer of 1965, and, in August, military hostilities between India and Pakistan erupted on a large scale along the ceasefire line in Kashmir. The Security Council called for a ceasefire and asked the two Governments to cooperate fully with UNMOGIP in its task of supervising the observance of the ceasefire. On 20 September, after the hostilities had spread to the international border between India and West Pakistan, the Council called for a subsequent withdrawal of all armed personnel to the positions held before 5 August. The Council also requested the Secretary-General to provide the necessary assistance to ensure supervision of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of all armed personnel. UNIPOM was established to supervise the ceasefire along the India-Pakistan border except in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, where the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) operated, and the withdrawal of all armed personnel to the positions held by them before 5 August 1965. After the withdrawal of the troops by India and Pakistan had been completed on schedule, UNIPOM was terminated.

The Netherlands participated with 6 observers

Military also recieved the Dutch Commemorative medal for UN Peacekeeping medal


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