RanjitSinghWarMuseum_ban1Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, a tribute to the gallant soldiers of Punjab is located near Hotel Amaltas, about 5 KM from Ludhiana Railway Station on GT Road, Ludhiana – Amritsar Highway (NH-1). Instituted in the year 1999 this museum of international level is equipped with History Gallery, War Heroes Gallery, Uniforms Gallery, Air Force and Navy Gallery, Signal and Medical Corps Gallery, Kargil Gallery and an Audio Visual Theatre. At the very entrance, a huge statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the sitting posture is placed on a magnificent throne. Beside this statue we can see many tanks, anti-aircraft gun, apec car, car scout, an old sukhoi fighter aircraft and a model of the ins vikrant. In the entrance hall, the portraits of those Punjabis, who have been awarded with several national honors like the Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra, are placed. Various portraits of generals, admirals, and air chief marshals belonging to Punjab are also kept here. The museum has several galleries. A huge gallery exhibits various uniforms of the British era Indian army, navy and air force. They also display the different medals, stripes and ranks worn by the officials. Another gallery displays the portraits of Punjab’s army men who fought in the three Indian wars in 1948, 1965 and 1971. There are six busts placed in the gallery of officers who were honored with Victoria Cross.