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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Defence DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 44 ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015
QUESTION National Military Memorial
44. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) the current status of Government’s proposal to set up a National Military Memorial in New Delhi;
(b) the details and outcomes of the discussions held in this regard since January, 2014, till date; and
(c) the timeline by which Government intends to start the construction of the National Military Memorial?
ANSWER MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)
(a) to (c): As per the decision of Group of Ministers set up to consider appropriate location of the National War Memorial and National War Museum, a Cabinet Note was to be prepared by Ministry of Urban Development. The Ministry of Urban Development on November 12, 2014, has however, submitted that it would be appropriate if the subject Cabinet Note is mooted by Ministry of Defence. Accordingly the proposal is under active consideration of Ministry of Defence.