Q. With reference to Special Operation Medal, consider the following statements;
1.It aims to recognize those operations which have a high degree of planning, high significance for the security of the country/State/UT.
2.The award shall be conferred for Special Operations in the areas such as counter-terrorism, border action, arms control, prevention of narcotics smuggling and rescue operations.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:
Statement 1 is correct: The objective of the medal is to recognize those operations which have a high degree of planning, high significance for the security of the country/State/UT and have a significant impact on the security of larger sections of the society.

Statement 2 is correct: The award shall be conferred for Special Operation in the areas such as counter terrorism, border action, arms control, prevention of narcotics smuggling and rescue operations.

Source: Union Home Minister’s “Special Operation Medal” for the year 2022 awarded for 4 Special Operations