Italy inaugurates "VC Yashwant Ghadge Sundial Memorial

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Italy-inaugurates-VC-Yashwant-Ghadge-Sundial-MemorialItaly inaugurated the "VC Yashwant Ghadege Sundiyal Memorial" in honor of the Indian Army's significant contribution during World War II.

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  • The memorial, located in Monton, Perugia, Italy, commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of Naik Yashwant Ghadege, who lost his life in the Upper Tiber Valley.

  • The monument's motto, "Omines sub - eodem soul," translates to "We all live under the same sun" in Hindi.

  • The ceremony was attended by India's Ambassador to Italy and Indian Defense Attache, Dr. Nina Malhotra, along with numerous Italian citizens, distinguished guests, and members of the Italian Armed Forces.

  • Indian troops played a crucial role in the Italian campaign, with over 50,000 soldiers from the 4th, 8th, and 10th divisions participating.

  • Notably, Indian soldiers were awarded six out of the twenty Victoria Crosses given in Italy for their extraordinary valour.

  • The Indian soldiers suffered a total of 23,722 casualties during the campaign, and 5,782 of them made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

  • These brave soldiers are remembered and honoured in 40 Commonwealth War tombs scattered across Italy.

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