The first Independence war of India had left the nation into shatters, followed by another Indo-Pakistani combat in nineteen seventy-one. A military confrontation that ran between India and Pakistan from December 3rd, 1971 until the fall of Dhaka, on 16th December. Which, makes it the shortest-historic wars of all times, due to its brief 13-day period! Although, during this time, forestalling aerial strikes had struck eleven air station of India, leading to the launch of massive antagonism between the two nations.
To mark, the importance of this war, a memorial has been erected in Pune’s cantonment area. Exclusively dedicated to the sacrifices made by the post-Independence war martyrs. As, a matter of fact the National War Memorial Southern Command in Pune Cantonment is also, Southern Asia’s only war memorial to have been built by the contribution of the citizens. Due to its significant contribution, to the post-Independence war, this war memorial was introduced to India on 15th August nineteen ninety-eight.
On display, you will find the MiG-23BN, a Mikoyan-Gurevich fighter aircraft which, was imported from the Soviet Union for the Kargil war. This third-generation fighter aircraft is a powerful reminiscence of an era when thousands of lives were sacrificed by the army to shield Indian civilians from getting hurt. In addition, the National War Memorial Southern Command also houses the exact model of the frigate INS Trishul, which procured the Goa and Indo-Pakistani War liberation.
This cultural attraction of Pune has recently been renovated, for a cost amounting to EUR 37,500. Which includes a new manicured garden, well-developed landscapes, and sprawling pathways for its visiting guests. The National War Memorial Museum can be explored every single day except on the public holidays. Open from 9 AM to 5 PM this war-museum lets one discover its valuable collection within a stipulated time of one hour. A historic-tour that takes you through, a fighter aircraft wallowing into the dark shadows of uniforms, arms, ammunition, and mementos, from the time when great sacrifices were made, by the Indian army.