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‘Shauryanjali’- a six-day exhibition on India-Pakistan 1965 war begins

'Shauryanjali', a six-day exhibition on India-Pakistan war of 1965, showcasing major battle scenes and captured tanks of the Pakistani Army during the war, started today at Rajpath, New Delhi.

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'Shauryanjali', a six-day exhibition on India-Pakistan war of 1965, showcasing major battle scenes and captured tanks of the Pakistani Army during the war, started today at Rajpath, New Delhi.

School children take a round of exhibition of Golden Jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak War in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 15.

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'Shauryanjali', will give the public a chance to view captured Pakistani Patton and Sherman tanks as well as the milestone reading "Lahore 13 km" that was brought back by the Indian Army, showcasing how deep the troops had entered into Pakistan.

School children take a look at the battle field map modelled in the exhibition of Golden Jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak War in New Delhi.

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It is for the first time that the Indian government is celebrating the Indo-Pak 1965 war on such a large scale. IAF skydiving team Akash Ganga will do a para-drop from the helicopters on India Gate lawns. Indian Army helicopters will also do a flypast. It would be the first time that fighter jets would be flying over the Rajpath other than the Republic Day.

A live demonstration of war by Army jawans, at the inauguration of 'Shauryanjali' exhibition as part of the golden jubilee commemoration of the war in New Delhi.

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The six-day event will also see manoeuvres by fighter jets and stunts by para troopers.

Army jawans demonstrating the war at the 'Shauryanjali' exhibition in New Delhi.

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Spread over 700 metres at Rajpath, 28 exhibition halls recreate the role of Army, Navy, Air Force, CRPF, Media, Prasar Bharti, International Red Cross and others. The exhibition also displays the gun mounted jeep that Hamid used to hunt down and destroy the Patton tanks of Pakistan.

School children look at a Army centurian tank at 'Shauryanjali' exhibition commemorating golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak War in New Delhi.

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India had captured 1,920 kms of Pakistani land while Pakistan had taken control over 540 km of Indian territory. In total, 2,862 soldiers gave up their life protecting the motherland and 211 of them were given gallantry awards. The major battles recreated are Battle of Asal Uttar, Battle of Haji Pir, Battle of Burki, Battle for Dograi and Battle of Phillorah.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley watching the live demonstration of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, at the exhibition in New Delhi.

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Asserting that India won the war "hands down", Manohar Parrikar said that a nation which remembers its history and martyrs, is a nation which develops and is secure. A "nostalgic" Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recalled that as a school child he had witnessed the war.

Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley at the inauguration of the 'Shauryanjali' exhibition in New Delhi.

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Terming the occasion as "very nostalgic", Arun Jaitley said a huge sacrifice was made and "the enemy was shown its place".
Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley take a round of exhibition of the 1965 Indo-Pak War in New Delhi.

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Arun Jaitley released a commemorative coin while Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad released three commemorative stamps.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan at the inauguration of the exhibition commemorating golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak War in New Delhi.

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Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, a soldier in the 4th Battalion, The Grenadiers of the Indian Army, died in the Khem Karan sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 in the Battle of Asal Uttar. He was the posthumous recipient of India's highest military decoration, the Param Vir Chakra.

Manohar Parrikar with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha ' Unvelling Wall of Fame' on Golden Jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak War, at the exhibition in New Delhi.

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As a culmination of the exhibition, a carnival, 'Indradhanush', is being organised on September 20. It will see the Sukhoi 30 fighter jets, flying in "Missing Man" formation in action along with Mi-17 V5 helicopters.

Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and MMS Rai, Vice-Chief of Indian Army at the inauguration of 1965 Indo-Pak War exhibition in New Delhi.

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The Armed Forces Symphony Band would be performing at the India Gate lawns in the evening, around sunset, on all days.

Manohar Parrikar with Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and MMS Rai, Vice-Chief of Indian Army during the inauguration of 'Shauryanjali' exhibition.

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The exhibition timings are from 9AM to 9PM everyday with a reserved institutional slot from 9AM to 11AM for students, institutions and departments. Entry is free for the Exhibition which is spread over an area of approximately 50,000 square meters in air conditioned pavilions.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha ' Unvelling Wall of Fame' at the exhibition in New Delhi.