Prime Minister Narendra Modi has big plans for celebrating 50 years of 1965 war. A month-long celebration to honour the soldiers who fought in the 1965 has already begun on August 28.
In line with the 50 years celebrations, in Rajasthan’s border town of Jaisalmer, the Indian Army has set up a historical war museum Jaisalmer War Museum, a first-of-its-kind on the western front tracing the evolution of the Indian Army.
It also focuses on the Army’s inspiring and daring contribution in the 1965 Indo-Pak War and 1971 Longewala battle including all combat operations and other nation building activities.
The museum has been set up in the military station of Jaisalmer to showcase the bravery and strength of the Indian Army and also to commemorate the sacrifice of its heroes, who displayed unparalleled valour and courage during India’s wars.
The war museum is located 10 km before Jaisalmer city on the Jaisalmer-Jodhpur highway.
The Indian Army says the inauguration of the museum in the golden jubilee celebration year of the 1965 War is a befitting tribute to all gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice to defend the motherland.
The Indian Air Force has also pitched in by presenting a Hunter aircraft for the museum, which was used during the Battle for Longewala.
Along with the timeless golden architecture of Shonar Kella, the desolate landscape, the austere beauty of the Sam Sand dunes, this special museum in Jaisalmer is also likely to be another huge draw for the teeming tourists in the peak season.