Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th February 2019, inaugurated a new National WarMemorial, situated in the India Gate complex in New Delhi.
PM Modi inaugurated it by liting the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone obelisk to pay homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty.
The National War Memorial complex, spread across 40 acres, includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame, and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by the Army, the Air Force, and the Indian Navy.
The National War Memorial consists of four concentric circles, namely, the 'Amar Chakra' or Circle of Immortality, the 'Veerta Chakra' or Circle of Bravery, the 'Tyag Chakra' or Circle of Sacrifice, and the 'Rakshak Chakra' or Circle of Protection.
The National War Memorial features statues of 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra that includes those of the three recipients of the country's highest gallantry award-Subedar Major (Hony Capt) Bana Singh (Retired), Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav and Subedar Sanjay Kumar.
The National War Memorial also features names of 25,942 fallen heroes, along with their rank and regiment, that is inscribed in the 16 walls of the memorial.