This medal is awarded to Armed Forces personnel for valuable military reconnaissance. This was instituted in 1888 to honour the memory of the USI founder, Maj Gen Sir Charles MacGregor. So far 121 medals have been awarded – 7 gold medals to officers, 62 standard size silver medals to officers (including 5 JCOs), and 48 reduced size silver medals to soldiers. Amongst the well known British Indian Officers winners have been Capt FE Younghusband (1890) and Maj Gen OC Wingate (1943). Thirteen Indian Officers have won the medal. These are Maj Gen ZC Bakshi(1949), Col IC Katoch(1951), Capt MS Jarg(1956), 2/Lt IB Goel (1956), Capt V Badhwar (1957), Capt SL Tugnait (1959), Brig ML Whig (1969), Maj Prem Chand (1970), Col CS Nugyal (1971), Capt Ravindra Misra (1972), Sqn Ldr RK Makar (1986), Flt Lt RTS Chhina (1986), and Lt Col NJ Korgaonkar(1997), Col Narender Kumar (1978-81), Wg Cdr Rahul Monga (2007), Wg Cdr Anil Kumar (2007) and Cdr Dilip Dende (2010). One officer earned it twice - Maj AS Lancaster in 1938 and then as Col in 1946.