Tribune News Service
|Soldiers enact a war scene during a function to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak war in Delhi on Tuesday. PTI
A six-day exhibition titled “Shauryanjali” opened at the India Gate lawns today as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Indo-Pak War of 1965. It recreates the battle scene in various sectors of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir besides the Rann of Kutch. The ceasefire and Tashkent Summit are also described in detail. The captured equipment from Pakistan, especially the Patton tanks, are on display.At the opening of the exhibition, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said India scored a decisive victory in the war and recalled the overwhelming, emotional and material support the war had generated nationwide for the armed forces. “The enemy was shown its place by the professionalism of our armed forces,” Jaitley said, releasing two commemorative coins of Rs 50 and Rs 5 denomination on the occasion.Minister for Information and Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad released a set of stamps and the First Day Cover to mark the occasion.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar narrated how he was deeply influenced by the heroism of Company Quarter Master Havildar (CQMH) Abdul Hamid, who was awarded the Paramvir Chakra — the country’s highest gallantry award. Army personnel re-enacted a battle near Ichogil canal — west of Ferozepur — 50 years ago in the water channels running parallel to the Rajpath.The exhibition will showcase tableaux, regimental and cultural events, martial arts, tattoos and band displays besides dancing teams and motorcycle riders.