The Indian Honour System is primarily recognized by the Indian Government. The Indian honour system is broadly classified into five types : Leadership, Literature, Civilian, Patriotic, and Particular.
- Gandhi Peace Prize awards
- Indira Gandhi Prize
- Sahitya Akademi Award
- Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
- Bhasha Samman
- Translation Awards
- Anand Coomarswamy Fellowships
- Premchand Fellowship
- Bharat Ratna
- Padma awards
- Inspired Teacher Awards
- Wartime gallantry awards : such as Param Vir Chakra , Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea or in the air.
- Peacetime gallantry awards such as Ashok Chakra Award, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra An Indian military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.
- Wartime/Peacetime service and gallantry awards such as Sena Medal, Nao Sena Medal, Vayusena Medal
- Wartime Distinguished Service such as Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal
- Peacetime Distinguished Service such as Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal
- National sports awards such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya award, Arjuna award, Dhyan Chand Award
- National Bravery Award such as Bharat Award, Sanjay Chopra Award, Geeta Chopra Award
- Jeevan Raksha Padak Series of Awards such as Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Jeevan Raksha Padak