GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry Of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1586
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Setting up of National War Memorial in Delhi
1586. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government is aware that even after 66 years of Independence, the country still does not have a National War Memorial in Delhi; and
(b) if so, by when the National War Memorial would be set up in Delhi?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): The Government constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by the Raksha Mantri to decide on the appropriate location for the National War Memorial. The GoM has given its recommendations laying down the broad framework for construction of War Memorial while suggesting its location at 'C' Hexagon, India Gate. The Ministry of Urban Development is processing these recommendations for approval by the Competent Authority.