New Delhi, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited 'Shauryanjali', a military exhibition to mark the golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War of 1965, and said that the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces during the war would remain etched in every Indian's memory.
"Spent time at Shauryanjali, a commemorative exhibition on Golden Jubilee of 1965 war. The valour & sacrifice of our armed forces during the 1965 war remains etched in the memory of every Indian.
We are very proud of them," Modi tweeted. Modi, who spent over two hours at the exhibition hosted on the sprawling India Gate lawns, took keen interest in the exhibits displayed including captured Pakistani Patton and Sherman tanks as well as the milestone reading "Lahore 13 km" that was brought back by the Indian Army, showcasing how deep the troops had entered into Pakistan.
The exhibition, spread over 700 metres, recreates the battle scene in various sectors beginning from Rann of Kutch to the ceasefire and Tashkent Summit. The battle of various types are also on display at the exhibition.
Accompanied by BJP chief Amit Shah and senior cabinet colleagues Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Oil Minister Dhamendra Pradhan, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati, Modi was given detailed briefing on various facets of the war by senior military officials.