Modi opens War Memorial

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the National War Memorial. It is located near India Gate in New Delhi.
  2. The memorial has been built in remembrance of soldiers who sacrificed their lives while protecting the country, post-independence. It also commemorates the soldiers who participated and made the sacrifice in Peace Keeping Missions, and Counter Insurgency Operations.
  3. The layout of the National War Memorial comprises four concentric circles: a) ‘Amar Chakra’ or Circle of Immortality, b) ‘Veerta Chakra’ or Circle of Bravery, c) ‘Tyag Chakra’ or Circle of Sacrifice and d) ‘Rakshak Chakra’ or Circle of Protection.
  4. The National War Memorial complex includes: a) central obelisk, b) an eternal flame, and c) six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. Busts of the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have been installed at Param Yoddha Sthal have also been installed.