National War Memorial

The long-pending National War Memorial (NWM) will come up at the India Gate complex on the Central Vista, with its museum located in the adjoining Princess Park, to honour the soldiers who laid down their lives guarding India. This was finalized at a meeting held by defence minister Arun Jaitley with top military officials. “The Cabinet will, of course, have to give the final nod for the Rs.400 crore project,“ said a source.
The defence ministry will issue a global tender for construction of the NWM, which involves a landscape-type memorial around the `chhatri' (canopy) near India Gate and “retaining walls“ with the names of martyrs. The NWM will be largely underground.

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