It was the end day of my journey to the city of Visakhapatnam. My experiences were manifold, with each visit as important as the other one. My quest of knowledge, exploration of India’s Heritage, splendid structures and the beautiful temples of Omnipresent God has been actively justified all through my journey. On the final verge of completing my expedition, my deep core heart wish to pay a tribute to Indian Army and our dedicated and sacrificing soldiers was accomplished with my visit to next destined place, War Memorial Visakhapatnam, fondly known as, ‘Victory at Sea’. The memorial was constructed to realize the honor and the memory of the Indian soldiers and the martyrs who gave up their life to serve the noble cause of protecting border and national integrity. It is located to the left of the beach road and the submarine museum facing it.
The memorial was established after the victory of Indo-Pak War in 1971 by Eastern Naval Command, to commemorate such success. Boundaries with exclusive concrete walls, it holds the similarity with Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi, standing erect as a beautiful pyramid like structure. The memorial gives a date back celebration of the beat of PNZ Ghazi, submarine of Pakistan that gets drowned along the eastern coast of India near Visakhapatnam during the war. The major focus of the war memorial lies in its engravings at the base, evoking a sense of nationalism both on the visitors as well as the local people. The memorial has an ample collection of war weapons like machines, bombs, war vehicles, and missiles, with its main attraction T-55 tank showing the supremacy of the power of Indian Army and an Alizee fighter plane, signifying the ultimate authority of air force. The powerful missiles displayed within the memorial premises dated me back to the period of war scenes and its imaginations.
A visit to War Memorial Visakhapatnam was a thorough learning on country’s history yet quite interesting and fun filled. The sight of real weapons and all the relics used during the 1971 War swayed me to the thoughts of the actual war picture. Thus the journey was ended with lots of tales and stories to be narrated to my friends and relatives and its memories would definitely linger in me all through my life.
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