India's largest flag can been seen from Lahore in Pakistan

India's largest flag can been seen from Lahore in Pakistan

India, on Tuesday, unfurled the biggest and tallest tricolor in the country at the Attari border.

Indian and Pakistani flags are lowered during a daily retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan joint border check post of Attari-Wagah near Amritsar, India.

Due to its size, it is visible from all sides even from Pakistan's Lahore city too.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has objected to the installation of the flag near the border.

The flag is 360 feet high and it measures 120 feet in length. Also, the flag pole weighs a massive 55 tonnes and cost Rs. 1.75 alone out of the total estimated Rs.3.5 crore. It was hoisted by Anil Joshi, the Punjab Local Bodies Minister, and BJP Leader.

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Before this, the title of the tallest national flag in India belonged to a 293-foot-high tricolour that was hoisted in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

Mr Joshi said in his statement that maintenance contract of the flag is given to a private company for next three years.

This has prompted Islamabad to accuse New Dehli of violating global treaties.

Pakistan believes that India will use the flag pole to spy on them.

. It was decided that the tricolor flag to be hosted on January 26 but due to some technical reasons the plan was changed.

India said that the the flag was installed 200 metres before the zero line and was not a violation any global treaties or agreements. Deccan Herald on Saturday reported that the Pakistan Rangers, during a recent meeting with the Border Security Force (BSF), expressed concerns over such a tall structure being installed just 200 metres from such a critical worldwide border.

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