The monolith was erected to commemorate his visit and mark the presence of the Prince in Nagaland, officials said.
After visiting the museum, set up in 2009 by the Nagaland government to convey the message about the futility of violence and war, the Duke shook hands with the World War II veterans here numbering around 12 and gave a patient hearing to the war stories and their problems narrated by them.
"I will see what I can do," the Prince told the veterans, saying "the whole of India holds you in high esteem, and what you did change the course of history. You took a clear stand and nothing can be said more than that, thank you," he commented.
His Kohima visit was part of the Prince?s week-long tour of India to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II?s coronation to the British throne.
He had also lunch along with accompanied British officials at Bamboo Hall of Kisama Heritage Complex.
The menu included mixed vegetable soup while the main course comprised Nagaland special steamed rice, assorted bread, stuffed potato chops, fish wrapped in spinach, grilled chicken, chicken amsu broth, sliced roasted pork with ginger and roasted beef.
The Prince left Kohima in the evening.
Kohima: Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on Tuesday unveiled a monolith during his day-long visit here at the entrance of the World War II Museum at Kisama Heritage Village, 12 km south of this capital town of Nagaland.
First Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 21:42