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Indian Army inaugurated Jaisalmer War Museum and Laungewala War Memorial

Aug 26, 2015 10:00 IST

‘Jaisalmer War Museum’ established in the Military Station of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was inaugurated on 24 August 2015. The museum was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief of Southern Command to mark the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of 1965 Indo Pak War.

The War Museum is located 10 km short of Jaisalmer on the Jaisalmer - Jodhpur Highway.

Jaisalmer War Museum
• It carries two large Information Display Halls, an Audio Visual Room and a souvenir shop.  
• There are a large number of captured war trophies and own vintage equipment on display to include tanks, guns and military vehicles.
• The Indian Air Force has presented a Hunter aircraft for the museum, which was used during the Battle for Laungewala in 1971 Indo Pak War.  
• The entry to the war museum is free for all visitors.

Besides, to commemorate Battle of Laungewala that was fought on 4 December and 5 December 1971, a War Memorial was constructed and inaugurated at the very site where the Pakistani offensive was blunted. The memorial has a state of art audio visual theatre for screening the movies on the Battle of Laungewala. Located just two hours away from Jaisalmer, the memorial is open seven days a week and the entry is free for visitors.

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