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 23 BN, which was used in the Kargil War, has been kept on display at the memorial.[1] A replica of the now decommissioned frigate INS Trishul, which served in the Portuguese-Indian War and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, is also kept on display.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prasad Kulkarni (14 December 2009). "Times of India, Pune". p. 2. 
  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