War museums at Jaisalmer, Laungewala stations inaugurated

‘Jaisalmer War Museum’ has been established in the Military Station of Jaisalmer and Yuddhsthal at Laungewala to showcase the traditional bravery of the Indian Army, were inaugurated on Monday by Lt Gen Ashok Singh, general officer, commanding-in-chief, Southern Command.

A large number of service officers and civil dignitaries graced this historic occasion, held at the two military stations.

The Jaisalmer War Museum is located 10 km from Jaisalmer on the Jodhpur highway. The museum has two large information display halls, an audio visual room, a well stocked souvenir shop and a cafeteria.

In addition, to commemorate Battle of Laungewala which was fought on 04-05 Dec 1971, a War Memorial has been constructed and inaugurated at the very site where the Pakistani offensive was blunted, with over 179 Pakistani soldiers killed / wounded and 37 Pakistani tanks destroyed.

The murals of the soldiers, whose supreme sacrifice led to victory in the Laungewala battle and the 106 mm Recoilless Gun (main anti tank weapon) employed to destroy a number of Pakistani tanks occupy a place of pride in the memorial. The memorial also has a state of art audio visual theatre for screening the movies on the Battle of Laungewala. Located just two hours away from Jaisalmer, the memorial is open seven days a week and the entry is free for visitors.
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