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Army complex to be named after Manekshaw

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2008 08:36 IST

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The government will name an under-construction complex for warfare studies in the Delhi Cantonment after Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

"We have decided to rename the Param Vir Complex being constructed at the entrance to Delhi Cantonment as Manekshaw Centre in memory of the iconic military leader," Army chief General Deepak Kapoor said on Monday.

The complex will house the Centre for Land and Air Warfare Studies and a centre for peace-keeping operations and also serve as a hub for seminars, discussions and other important events.

The Army revers Sam Manekshaw's bravery, courage and leadership capabilities through which he achieved victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Kapoor said, soon after recording his message in a condolence book kept at the India Gate here.

"It will be right, not just for the Army, but the whole nation to commemorate the Field Marshal's memory," he said to a question over the delay in paying respect to the departed military leader and absence of the military top brass at his State funeral in Tamil Nadu.

To another query, Kapoor said it would be good for the nation to remember its martyrs, and if the national war memorial was constructed, it would provide an opportunity to countrymen to salute soldiers, who laid down their lives in battlefield.