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Indian Army chief warns, says 'don't commit the mistake of testing our patience'

The Army chief was talking at the 73rd Army Day at the National War Memorial in Delhi where Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat also paid tributes.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks during the 73rd Army Day Parade, at Parade Ground in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.(PTI)
Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks during the 73rd Army Day Parade, at Parade Ground in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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PM Modi pays tribute at National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday extended their wishes to countrymen on the occasion of the Vijay Diwas. The ministers saluted the bravery and courage of the Indian Army.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 10:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Independence Day 2020: Twitter releases special emoji for India’s Independence Day

74th Independence Day: Twitter’s Independence Day special emoji pays homage to the Indian Armed Forces.
You can tweet about Independence Day using related hashtags for the emoji to appear on Twitter.(Twitter)
You can tweet about Independence Day using related hashtags for the emoji to appear on Twitter.(Twitter)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma

Centre shortlists consultants for National War Museum

The planned museum will be connected through an underground passage with the memorial, according to documents reviewed by Hindustan Times.
The construction of the project is expected to cost around Rs 450 crore, according to officials aware of the development.(HT Photo)
The construction of the project is expected to cost around Rs 450 crore, according to officials aware of the development.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 05:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

PM Modi to pay homage to martyrs at National War Memorial ahead of R-Day celebrations

71st Republic Day: Republic Day Deputy Commander Major General Alok Kakkar said that this would be the first time the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial on the Republic Day.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the launch of the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a mission to help in supplying water to every house-hold by 2024, at a function in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI12_25_2019_000056A)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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We need patriotism as a unifier in a divisive polity

No one has a monopoly over nationalism, but providing contemporary icons for people to cherish can help bind us
In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)
In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 07:52 PM IST
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Abide With Me to feature at Beating Retreat ceremony

Reports, including in this newspaper suggested that the government was considering dropping the melancholic Christian hymn, a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi. The army did not comment on these reports at the time.
A view of an illuminated Parliament House during the full dress rehearsal ahead of Republic Day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of an illuminated Parliament House during the full dress rehearsal ahead of Republic Day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 05:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

HT Editorial| In recognition of the unsung warriors

The memorial for animals is a tribute to those serving the military and the nation
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On Thursday, the(AFP)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Sara Ali Khan shares an adorable Father’s Day photo kissing dad Saif, Ranveer and Sonam share throwback pics with dads

Father’s Day 2019: Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, among many others, share throwback pictures with their dads on social media. Check them out here.
Father’s Day 2019: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan pose with their daughters when they were younger and Ranveer Singh shared a picture of his father from his youth.
Father’s Day 2019: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan pose with their daughters when they were younger and Ranveer Singh shared a picture of his father from his youth.
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 01:41 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh pays tribute to jawans at National War Memorial ahead of taking charge as Defence Minister

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present at the memorial.
Ahead of formally taking charge as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the National War Memorial here and paid tribute to jawans who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.(ANI Photo)
Ahead of formally taking charge as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the National War Memorial here and paid tribute to jawans who laid down their lives for the country post-independence.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Delhiwale: A bench for remembrances

A new place to linger about and to dwell upon the departed
Opened only a few weeks ago, the 40-acre National War Memorial is already getting entrenched in the minds of commuters passing through the India Gate Circle.(HT Photo)
Opened only a few weeks ago, the 40-acre National War Memorial is already getting entrenched in the minds of commuters passing through the India Gate Circle.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Soon, India Gate visitors may be allowed to park cars at high court

Confirming that the police have requested them to make the parking space available for tourists, the high Court registry said the proposal is pending approval. The multilevel automated underground parking facility in the Delhi high court, generally used by advocates, reportedly has a capacity of about 1,300 vehicles.
The India Gate and National War Memorial together witness a daily footfall of about 50,000 people on weekdays. On weekends, the footfall touches 1.5 lakh.(HT PHOTO)
The India Gate and National War Memorial together witness a daily footfall of about 50,000 people on weekdays. On weekends, the footfall touches 1.5 lakh.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava

I shopped for my wedding clothes in Delhi: Kirti Kulhari

On her recent trip to the Capital, actor Kirti Kulhari said it’s a “special feeling” to visit the India Gate and the National War Memorial after playing an officer in the film Uri.
Actor Kirti Kulhari visited the India Gate on her recent trip to Delhi.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Actor Kirti Kulhari visited the India Gate on her recent trip to Delhi.(Sarang Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi

‘India first or family?’ PM Modi trains guns at Congress at National War Memorial launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial in Delhi on Monday and dedicated it to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of National War Memorial in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of National War Memorial in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 08:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Chakravyuh’ formation, murals, more than 25,000 names: All you need to know about the National war memorial in 10 points

Promised in the National Democratic Alliance’s 2014 election manifesto, the country’s first war memorial near the India Gate complex will pay homage to over 26,000 soldiers who have sacrificed their lives since 1947.
A statue of an army soldier is displayed at the National War Memorial, near India Gate in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT FILE PHOTO)
A statue of an army soldier is displayed at the National War Memorial, near India Gate in New Delhi, India.(Arvind Yadav/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 08:26 PM IST
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Highlights| PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives

Drawing inspiration from the ‘Chakravyuh’ formation, the iconic National War Memorial was Monday unveiled boasts of four thematic concentric circles with a tall ceremonial obelisk at its centre that will bear the eternal flame.Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the memorial, spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex in New Delhi, by lighting the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone-made obelisk.Chief of Integrated Defence Staff Lt Gen P S Rajeshwar, during a briefing here, also said the Amar Jawan Jyoti built in 1972 underneath the India Gate arch to commemorate soldiers martyred in the Indo-Pak War of 1971, will continue to be there.A senior defence official said the project has been executed at a cost of Rs 176 crore and its design was selected through a global competition.Follow Highlights here:

PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives(BJP/Twitter)
PM Modi inaugurates National War Memorial, pays homage to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives(BJP/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Army has resolved to wipe out terror: PM Modi

The army has resolved to wipe out terrorists and their harbourers following the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday.
The army has resolved to wipe out terrorists and their harbourers following the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday.(ANI)
The army has resolved to wipe out terrorists and their harbourers following the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Feb 24, 2019 09:59 PM IST
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In last ‘Mann ki Baat’ before polls, Modi says he will be back in May

In his address to the nation through his 53rd ‘Mann ki Baat programme, Modi said people across the nation are agonized and angry after the Pulwama attack where 40 jawans were killed.
The memorial will honour soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country since Independence.(ANI)
The memorial will honour soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country since Independence.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

PM Narendra Modi to dedicate National War Memorial to country

The memorial will pay homage to over 26,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in wars since Independence.
A view of the under-construction National War Memorial, at India Gate Lawns, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of the under-construction National War Memorial, at India Gate Lawns, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Last R-Day salute at Amar Jawan Jyoti this year?

Remembering fallen soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti started in January 1972, days after Bangladesh was liberated from Pakistan in December 1971. It honours the 3,843 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War and was started by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The under-construction National War Memorial in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The under-construction National War Memorial in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2019 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

21 gun-salute farewell for Pune’s son, Late Major Shashidharan who fell in line of duty

The body was brought to the National War Memorial on Saturday evening where wreaths were laid and people came to pay their last respects
Major Shashidharan V Nair, who was killed in an IED explosion in Rajouri, J&K last week, was laid to rest with a 21 gun-salute and full military honours at the Vaikunth crematorium on Sunday. The pyre was lit at 11.30 am in the presence of Major Nair’s family (foreground). Also present were district guardian minister Girish Bapat and MP Anil Shirole.(HT/PHOTO)
Major Shashidharan V Nair, who was killed in an IED explosion in Rajouri, J&K last week, was laid to rest with a 21 gun-salute and full military honours at the Vaikunth crematorium on Sunday. The pyre was lit at 11.30 am in the presence of Major Nair’s family (foreground). Also present were district guardian minister Girish Bapat and MP Anil Shirole.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

PM Narendra Modi unveils National Police Memorial in New Delhi

The National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21 to pay homage to the 10 policemen who were killed in an ambush by Chinese troops in 1959 in Ladakh’s Hot Spring area.
Speaking at the occasion on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi remembered policemen serving in the disturbed areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist-affected areas.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Speaking at the occasion on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi remembered policemen serving in the disturbed areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist-affected areas.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2018 07:32 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Experts slam plan to construct five-foot fence around Delhi’s iconic India Gate

A high fence would mean entry to lawns around the monument would only be through radial roads.
Of the six parks inside the C-hexagon area, three are getting fenced as part of the work on the war memorial; one is the children’s park, which is already fenced. The remaining two, adjacent to Rajpath and often used by pedestrians to enter the monument, will now also get fenced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Of the six parks inside the C-hexagon area, three are getting fenced as part of the work on the war memorial; one is the children’s park, which is already fenced. The remaining two, adjacent to Rajpath and often used by pedestrians to enter the monument, will now also get fenced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 07:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia

What is being constructed behind big walls at India Gate circle: Delhi high court asks officials

A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said every building site shows a picture of what is being constructed, but the construction at the India Gate roundabout in the Lutyens’ zone is being carried out in a secret manner behind “big walls”.
The standing counsel for the Delhi government replied that the defence ministry was building a National War Memorial at India Gate to honour those who have laid down their lives for the country since Independence.(HT/Photo for representation)
The standing counsel for the Delhi government replied that the defence ministry was building a National War Memorial at India Gate to honour those who have laid down their lives for the country since Independence.(HT/Photo for representation)
Published on Aug 01, 2018 06:59 PM IST
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