India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage

08 March, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Tricolour

On Sunday, India hoisted the nation's tallest flag at the famous Indo-Pak (Attari-Wagah) border in the northern Indian state of Punjab, close to the holy city of Amritsar.

The flag is 120 feet in length, 80 feet in breadth and is hosted on a pole which is 360 feet high.

With this, the title of the tallest national flag in India changed from the 293-foot-high tricolour in Ranchi in Jharkhand.

This flag was a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab government.

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Interestingly, Pakistan is not happy with India's decision to hoist the tricolour at the worldwide border. While Pakistan claimed that the flag was a violation of global law, Indian minister Anil Joshi claimed that the country had not broken any law.

The pole, which is already in place, is visible from a long distance as could be seen from Pakistan's Lahore.

Flag lowering at the border has become a show of patriotism, as thousands of tourists gather to watch the daily retreat ceremonies from both India and Pakistan. Condemning the height of the flag, Pakistan alleged that India is using it to spy on Pakistan. Pakistan Rangers raised objection over the installation of the flag and regarding this, they have conveyed their message to BSF. The original plan was to hoist the Tricolour at the new Attari post on Republic Day on 26 January, but it was delayed due to technical reasons.

Pakistan dubbed the hoisting as an act of violation of worldwide treaties.

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