The India General Service Medal was the result of an Army order sanctioning a new medal for service in India. The medal went through three designs during its existence. The example shown here depicts the second of three design types. It is shown with the Abor 1911-12 clasp, which was awarded for service in the later pacified Abor region of Northern India. It was one of only two clasps for bronze medals that were allowed to be awarded to Indian followers of the British Army, the other being the clasp awarded to those involved in the campaigns on the North West Frontier in 1908.