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State govt wants non-functional weapons for Rewari War Museum

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 19:57

Chandigarh: The Haryana government Friday
requested the Centre to allot non-functional weapons of the
armed forces for a newly-constructed war museum at Rewari.



In a letter to Defence Minister A K Antony, the state
Finance Minister Ajay Singh Yadav requested for allotment of
non-functional weapons of the armed forces for Rezangla War
Museum and Memorial at Rewari so that these could be used for
pu
blic display, a press release said here.

Yadav said during the Chinese aggression in 1962, a
battle was fought at Rezangla Ridge at a height of 16,000 feet
in Ladakh region where 114 soldiers of Ahir Rifle Company of
13 Kumaon Regiment -- most of whom hailed from Rewari,
Mahendergarh and Gurgaon -- killed about 1,300 enemies.

He said to commemorate the sacrifice made by the soldiers
from the area, Rezangla War Museum and Memorial -- inaugurated
on November 18 last year by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh
Hooda, was constructed.



PTI



First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 19:57

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