Jaisalmer War Museum

Jaisalmer War Museum

The Indian Army has set up the Jaisalmer War Museum to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers, specifically during the 1965 Indo-Pak War and the 1971 Longewala battle. Apart from the evolution of the Indian Army, the museum showcases tales of bravery and sacrifice of heroes of the wars. War trophies and vintage equipment are on display along with tanks, guns and military vehicles. The IAF has donated a Hunter aircraft which was used during the Battle of Longewala. The museum has murals of soldiers who lost their lives in the war and weapons used at that time. An audio-visual theatre screens a movie about the battle, including an interview with Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, Maha Vir Chakra, the hero of the Longewala battle, who describes the heroic deeds of the soldiers of the Indian armed forces.