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Prime Minister dedicates to the nation National War Memorial

Prime Minister dedicates to the nation National War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the National War Memorial to the nation on 25 Feb.  

It is located in New Delhi near the India Gate and dedicated to soldiers who sacrificed their life for the country.

The memorial is a tribute to the soldiers who were martyred while defending the peace and harmony of the country during Sino-Indian war in1962, Indo-Pak wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and in the Kargil Conflict in 1999.

National War Memorial

The monument has four concentric circles, namely, the 'Amar Chakra' or Circle of Immortality, the 'Veerta Chakra' or Circle of Bravery, the 'Tyag Chakra' or Circle of Sacrifice, the 'Rakshak Chakra' or Circle of Protection. 

The complex also includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame, and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy in a covered gallery (Veerta Chakra).

Likewise, 16 walls have been constructed in the Tyag Chakra for paying homage to the 25,942 battle casualties.

The names of soldiers who have made supreme sacrifice have been inscribed in golden letters on granite tablets arranged in a circular pattern which symbolises the ancient Indian war formation 'Chakravyuh'.

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