PM Modi to unveil National War Memorial today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the National War Memorial near India Gate here on Monday.

The memorial will honour soldiers who have laid down their lives in the service for the country since Independence.

More than 25,000 soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces have made the supreme sacrifice defending the nation during Indo-China War in 1962, Indo-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Srilanka and in the Kargil Conflict in 1999.

In his Mann Ki Baat Programme on Sunday, the Prime Minister asserted that it will be a small step towards repaying a great debt of country’s Armed Forces.

In 2014, Prime Minister had spelt out his vision for the National War Memorial as a state-of-the-art world class monument.

The National War Memorial,  spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex here, includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.


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