The Order of the Tiger of India; Second Class
The Order of the Tiger of India; Second Class - In silvered feinzink, gilded center, measuring 60.36mm, marked "RUDOLF SOUVAL WIEN VII" on reverse, with original ribbon, in extremely fine condition; in fine quality leatherette case of issue (marked Rudolf Souval, Wien), showing age and slight use/scuffing; and together with a ribbon bar; very scarce decoration. Footnote: The Azad Hind decorations were instituted by Subhas 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.