tallest tricolor

  1. Country’s tallest tricolor was unfurled at a height of 355 feet.The flag is said to be visible from Lahore.
  2. The hoisting has been on a base which is itself 5 feet high. The concrete base is 30 feet in length and 30 feet in breadth.
  3. 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.
  4. The 80 feet X 120 feet flag weighs around 125 kg, is made of parachute material.
  5. Previously, Ranchi had the tallest national flag at 300 feet.
  6. This proud moment however involves considerable costs.
  7. Flag costs Rs 1.25 lakh, three poles of 65 feet height, each with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) to illuminate the flag and the entire project cost the state government Rs 3.5 crore including Rs 1.75 crore alone for the galvanised steel pole.
  8. This all weather flag is based on motorized mechanism and will be lowered only in case of wear and tear.
  9. Interestingly, Pakistan is not happy with India’s decision to hoist the tricolour at the international border. Pakistan Rangers had also conveyed their resentment to the Border Security Force (BSF) and had asked them to install the flag away from the border.
  10. Pakistan even called it a violation of international treaties. Pakistan fears that India could use the mast to spy in Pakistani land by installing cameras on the flag pole.
  11. However, Indian authorities had made it clear that the flat was being installed 200 metres before the zero line and was not a violation in any manner.
  12. For India, the tricolor brings immense Pride, joy and psychological benefits. The soldiers at the border would breathe patriotism while looking at the Flag. Evil eyes of anyone on the Pakistani side would sleep and wakeup in sighs and frustration. India however does not aims at this. Rather India believes in..
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  14. On republic day, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa too was soaked in Tricolor. Pakistan was not happy even then.burj khalifa
  15. India would not mind Pakistani flag being hoisted along side India’s as a mark of peace of brotherhood. But before that, Pakistan has to address the Indian concerns and shun terrorism in all it’s forms.