UNITED NATIONS INDIA-PAKISTAN OBSERVATION MISSION (UNIPOM)Australia: 20 September 1965 to 1966.
Area of Operations (AO): India and Pakistan.
Purpose: In September 1965, the UN negotiated a ceasefire to end the second Indo-Pakistan war and established UNIPOM to assist UNMOGIP in supervising the ceasefire and withdrawal of forces along the India-Pakistan border. This did not include Kashmir, which remained an UNMOGIP responsibility.
Comments: Lieutenant General Nimmo, the Australian CMO of UNMOGIP, was appointed acting CMO UNIPOM until a separate CMO was available. When this occurred in October 1965, UN HQ delegated Nimmo oversight of both missions due to their close relationship.
Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA): Schedule 3; 20 September 1965.
Service Type: Non-warlike.
Awards & Qualifying Periods:
- Australian Service Medal (ASM) (1945-1975) with Clasp 'KASHMIR'. Posted - 30 days; Visitor / TDY - 30 days.
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: S 274 dated 18 July 1996
- UNMOGIP Medal. Force assigned - 6 months.
with Clasp 'KASHMIR'