Medal, Azad-Hind Order, 2nd Class Star, Silver & Bronze Star Medal, 1941-1945 AD, Obv: a Tiger’s bust on a radiating star with the name “Azad Hind” around the tiger’s head, Rev: central finishing disc along with a ring to wear, 34.3g, 57.63mm, about extremely fine, Very Rare.
This is the Vir-e-Hind Medal of the Azad Hind Fauj founded by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The Azad Hind decorations were instituted by Subhash Chandra Bose while in Germany, initially for Azad Hind Legion, to be awarded for gallantry in the field of battle. Both Indians and Germans were eligible for the decorations. Later, the same awards were instituted by the Azad Hind government for the Indian National Army during its campaign in South-east Asia.