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In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening dedicated the National War Memorial to martyred soldiers in post-independence India. He also penned a heartfelt message in which he saluted the country's bravehearts - their valour and their sacrifices. PM Modi dedicated the memorial, built at a cost of Rs 176 crore, by lighting the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone-made obelisk. Rose petals were showered by IAF helicopters and a fly-past in 'Missing Man' formation was also part of the event.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 February 2019, 10:40:03 PM
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening dedicated the National War Memorial to martyred soldiers in post-independence India. He also penned a heartfelt message in which he saluted the country's bravehearts - their valour and their sacrifices. PM Modi dedicated the memorial, built at a cost of Rs 176 crore, by lighting the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone-made obelisk. Rose petals were showered by IAF helicopters and a fly-past in 'Missing Man' formation was also part of the event. (Photo: Narendra Modi Twitter)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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The National War Memorial commemorates the soldiers who participated and made the supreme sacrifice in Peace Keeping Missions, and Counter Insurgency Operations. (Photo: Narendra Modi Twitter)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spelt out his vision for the National War Memorial as a state-of-the-art world class monument. (Photo: Narendra Modi Twitter)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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The design of the National War Memorial has a layout comprising 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, and the ‘Rakshak Chakra’ or Circle of Protection. (Photo: Narendra Modi Twitter)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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The National War Memorial complex includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame, and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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Busts of the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have been installed at Param Yoddha Sthal which includes three living awardees Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Bana Singh (Retd), Sub Major Yogendra Singh Yadav and Sub Sanjay Kumar.(Photo: Narendra Modi Twitter)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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The National War Memorial is ready around 60 years after it was first proposed by the armed forces. (Photo: PTI)
In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

In Pics: PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers

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A senior defence official said the project has been executed at a cost of Rs 176 crore and its design was selected through a global competition.(Photo: PTI)