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New visitor centre opened at Lijssenthoek

25 September 2012

A new visitor centre at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near Poperinge in Belgium, was opened on September 21st.

At a ceremony to mark the occasion wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance in the cemetery by the Vice Chairman of the Commission, Sir Alistair Irwin, and our newly appointed Indian Liaison Officer, Lieutenant General Ravi Eipe. The ILO helps the Commission team in India to resolve any high level issues affecting the maintenance of cemeteries and memorials there. 

Lieutenant General Eipe joined the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army in 1959 and has had a long and distinguished military career. Recently he was appointed Military Secretary of the Indian army and Director of Asia Centre, Bangalore, an organization focused on relations with India's neighbours.