National War Memorial set to be unveiled on Independence Day 2018.
Mar 26, 2017|Economic Times|Full Article
The defence establishment is now scrambling to fast-track the long pending National War Memorial (NWM) to honour the over 22,600 soldiers who have laid down their lives in wars and operations since Independence, with its tentative inauguration by PM Narendra Modi being set for August 15 2018.
The deadline for the completion of the war museum at Princess Park, which will adjoin the NWM at the C Hexagon of the India Gate complex on the majestic Rajpath, in turn, has been set for July 31, 2020.
he projects, which will cost around Rs 500 crore, will be monitored by an empowered apex steering committee under the defence secretary, with a Lt-General heading the project management team and a MajorGeneral as the "dedicated coordinating officer".