The National War Museum at Pune is an ode to the brave sons of the Motherland who devoted and sacrificed their lives serving her. The memorial at the museum remembers the soldiers and acknowledges them for their invaluable contribution to post-independence wars. A large part of the structure is dedicated to imparting insights on the Kargil War. This museum was built in 1997. It was built by the citizens of Pune who formed a war memorial fund to keep it financially stable. A visit to the museum is surely going to bring your patriotic side to the surface and remind you that freedom should not be taken for granted.
Situated in Pune Cantonment, this is the only war memorial in South Asia that is entirely supported by citizens’ monetary contributions. The museum is a must visit for those who have a keen interest in the subject of defence of the country and want a sneak peek into guns, models, military tanks and rockets that were used back in the day. It highlights the achievements of the Indian army and also gives a glimpse of the reign of the Maratha Kings. This place is a goldmine of information that is imparted by various written and visual accounts, paintings of the bygone days, photographs, artefacts, captured war equipment, murals etc.
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