India Hoists The Highest Flag Near Border of Pakistan That can See Everyone From Lahore!
Highest Flag: Country’s tallest flag post has been inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border on 5th March 2017. The 110 meters (360 foot height) tall flag post is just a stone’s throw from Pakistan. Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country’s largest tricolour on the tallest flag post – measuring 110 metres in length, 24 metres in width and 55 tons in weight.
With the approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, the post was a project of Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab Government.
“With the model code of conduct for the assembly elections being in place in the state, the minister got special permission from the Election Commission for the inauguration”, officials told PTI.
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The flag post has been installed at the border and has now become an attraction for thousands of tourist in India as well as Pakistan. Many reached there to watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony during the sunset; visitors from Pakistan’s gallery were also seen watching the Indian flag with keen interest.
The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan.
Prior to this, the tallest flag was in Ranchi which was 300-foot high.
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Amritsar city already has a 170-foot tall flag in the local Ranjit Avenue Public Park. Earlier, there was a plan to hoist the tricolour on January 26 but due to some technical reason, it was delayed.
Talking to media persons, Joshi said that it was his dream project and today it turned into reality. The flag mast has been set up near the tourism building just at the 150-metres distance from the border.
However, the nation across the border is not so happy with this. They fear that India could use this for spying. Pakistan has also conveyed their resentment to the Border Security Force (BSF) and have asked to install the flag at a distance.