"A proposal to construct a National War Memorial and National War Museum to commemorate our brave soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country, is under active consideration," Parrikar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

The long-delayed national war memorial for Indian soldiers, first proposed in the 1960s, was approved by a group of ministers of the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2012, but it could not take off.

In July this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was also Parrikar's predecessor in defence ministry, announced an allocation of Rs.100 crore for the a war memorial, which he said will be constructed in the Princes Park area near India Gate in the national capital.

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