The contribution of Indian in the 1st and 2nd World War is of great significance. Even though India was a British colony back then still, India had volunteered over 4 million troops in both the war combined.
But even after independence, India hasn’t found peace as it still has fought multiple major wars with its Western neighbour Pakistan and its Eastern neighbour China. And therefore to honour the sacrifice of its Armed Forces, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the National War Memorial on Monday. The National War Memorial is located in New Delhi. The National War Memorial holds the name of more than 26,000 soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in various conflicts since India’s Independence in 1947.
In a short while from now, Rashtriya Samar Smaarak, the #NationalWarMemorial will be dedicated to the nation.
Here are some glimpses of the Memorial, located near India Gate in Central Delhi. pic.twitter.com/ktA9hhudOL
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 25, 2019
PM Modi is a statement made at a conference slammed the previous UPA government for the failure of not being able to build a War Memorial to honour those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. He added, “In the last decade there were one or two attempts but nothing but nothing concrete could happen. But with the help of your blessings, we started the process in 2014 and completed the project.”
The is also a proposed plan to build a War Museum near the National War Memorial which will be connected by a subway.