Names of Galwan martyrs at conflict memorial by R-Day

Ajay Banerjee

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 24

The names of the 20 troopers, killed within the Galwan valley conflict with the People’s Liberation Army of China on June 15, will likely be inscribed on the National War Memorial right here probably by Republic Day subsequent yr.

The memorial situated within the India Gate complicated has greater than 26,000 names of those that have died in line of operational responsibility, together with wars, insurgencies and rescue operations, since 1947.

Official sources stated the accountability of including the names to the memorial is entrusted to a committee, which is slated to fulfill in October 2020. The memorial was opened in February 2019 and since then names have been added to the prevailing listing simply as soon as. The names of 20 bravehearts of the Galwan conflict and others who’ve died in operations will likely be inscribed in golden letters on granite tablets organized in a round sample on one of many 16 partitions of the memorial. The sample symbolises the traditional Indian conflict formation “Chakravyuh”.

Everyday because the solar is about to set, a solemn ceremony is carried out on the memorial. The Tricolour and flags of the three armed forces are lowered amid full navy regalia with the well-known “Last Post” enjoying within the background, all timed to perfection as daylight disappears behind Raisina Hill.

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