"Approximately, 120 regional war memorial including individual memorials exist under various regional commands," Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said in reply to a written query in Rajya Sabha.

He said Amar Jawan Jyoti was built under the arch of India Gate in Delhi on January 26, 1972 as a tribute to those soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1971 war.

The 120 war memorials include the memorial for martyrs of Independence struggle like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru at Hussainiwala in Punjab and 1857 war of independence hero Mangal Pandey's memorial in Lucknow.

Meanwhile, answering another query, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said “the Department of Finance has issued instructions which envisaging implementation of end-to-end procurement in respect of all procurements with estimated value of Rs 10 lakh or more by all the Ministries and departments of central government along with their attached and subordinate offices."

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