India's tallest tricolour standing 360 feet tall hoisted at Attari border

Mar 07, 2017, 00:35
India's tallest tricolour standing 360 feet tall hoisted at Attari border

The 120-feet-long and 80-feet-wide flag was unveiled by a member of India's ruling political party.

The current tallest flag is in Ranchi (300-foot high). Don't you want to know the price? The project cost was Rs 3.6 crore. The foundation has been designed in such a way that the flag will be able to withstand high velocity winds up to 180 km an hour, said sources.

Punjab state minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the flag post, atop which a Tricolour was hoisted.

"The contract for maintenance of the flag has been given to a private company for three years".

As the Tricolour was hoisted on the imposing iron mast, it became an instant attraction for the tourists, who took selfies and pictures to capture the flag in the background. Interestingly, Pakistan is not happy with India's decision to hoist the tricolour at the inteational border.

It is said that it can be spotted from Lahore in neighboring Pakistan and floodlights have been installed around it.

Pakistan on Thursday had again raised an objection to the flag being flown at the IB, calling the act a violation of global treaties.

Pakistan Rangers had raised the issue with their counterparts the Border Security Force (BSF) and asked them to relocate the place far inside its own geography instead of overlooking Pakistan, which it suspects is fitted with spy cameras and sensors.

"Not to my knowledge".

Earlier, there was plan to hoist the tricolor on January 26 but due to some technical reason, the plan was shelved.