GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
STARRED QUESTION NO.567
TO BE ANSWERED ON 5.5.201O
Setting up a National Military Memorial.
*567. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government is yet to set up a National Military Memorial to honour the scores of armed forces personnel who have sacrificed their lives for the nations, even after 60 years of Independence;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor; and
(c) the status and timeline for constituting a National Military Memorial in New Delhi to honour these martyrs and their families?
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY) MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF PARTS (a) TO (c) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 567 FOR 5.5.2010 REGARDING SETTING UP A NATIONAL MILITARY MEMORIAL.
A proposal for construction of National War Memorial at India Gate Complex has been under consideration for some time in consultation with the Ministry of Urban Development, which has to assign the land for the project.
A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted by the Government in August 2009 to decide on the appropriate location of National War Memorial. The GoM is being serviced by the Ministry of Urban Development. Necessary action can be taken only after the recommendations of GoM are finalised.