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Pir Panjal Memorial dedicated to martrys of wars against Pak

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Srinagar, Mar 16 (UNI) The Army today dedicated the Pir Panjal War Memorial and the Museum at Rampur in border area of Uri to martyrs of three wars against Pakistan.

General Officer commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lt Gen Deepak Kapoor dedicated the Memorial and Museum to all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending Kashmir against the Pakistani invaders in 1947-48, 1965 and 1971.

The war memorial has been designed in a unique manner and depicts the role of Infantry Regiments that fought as a part of the Pir Panjal Brigade.

Crafted in the red Kota sandstone, the Memorial dominates the landscape along the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway passing through Boniyar enroute to the Kaman Post near the Line of Control (LoC).

''The memorial is part of three monuments that stand testimony to the bravery and sacrifice of scores of soldiers who have fallen in battles fought for the defence of Jammu and Kahsmir,'' a defence spokesman said.

Tucked in behind the facade of the memorial is the Pir Panjal Museum that has been constructed to preserve memories of exploits of a formation christened as ''Saviours of the Valley''.

Gen Kapoor later interacted with the villagers of Sumwati and Churunda and assured them of the Army's continued support.

UNI AG VD RN1802

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