National War Memorial

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    In Context 

    • The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate in the national capital will be merged with the flame at the National War Memorial in a ceremony 

    About National War Memorial:

    • It was inaugurated in February 2019 by the Prime Minister of India and built over a 40-acre area close to India Gate.
    • It is a national monument built to honour and remember soldiers of the Indian military who fought in armed conflicts of independent India.
    • The names of armed forces personnel killed during the armed conflicts with Pakistan and China as well as the 1961 War in Goa, Operation Pawan and other operations such as Operation Rakshak are inscribed on the memorial walls in golden letters.
      • This allows the near and dear ones of the fallen brave heart as well as the public to pay respects to the fallen warrior.

    Amar Jawan Jyoti:

    • The flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti was established to pay tributes to the soldiers who had died in the 1971 war.
    • It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Republic Day 1972.
    • It commemorates the dead and unknown soldiers who lost their lives in the conflict that resulted in the creation of independent Bangladesh. The burning flame is considered immortal.

    Source:IE