National War Memorial Southern Command

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The National War Memorial Southern Command in Pune Cantonment

The National War Memorial Southern Command is a war memorial in Pune Cantonment, India, dedicated to post-Independence war martyrs. This is the only war memorial in South Asia which has been erected by citizens' contributions.[1]

The memorial was unveiled and dedicated to the nation on August 15, 1998. A MiG-23BN, used in the Kargil War, is on display at the memorial.[1]

A replica of the now decommissioned frigate INS Trishul, which served in the Liberation of Goa and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, is also on display.

MiG-23BN aircraft at National War Memorial Pune

Recently, the Pune Cantonment Board sanctioned a sum of ₹32,00,000 ($47,550) for renovation of the memorial.[2] The work included laying a new lawn, landscaping and laying pathways for visitors.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prasad Kulkarni (3 November 2009). "Morwada memorial to represent tri-services". 
  2. ^ "War memorial to get facelift". The Times of India. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 

Coordinates: 18°31′19″N 73°53′28″E / 18.5220°N 73.8910°E / 18.5220; 73.8910