The Border Security Force (BSF) is planning to install the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post, famously known as the Wagah border, a media report suggests.
The flag will be 350-feet tall and will be visible from Amritsar and Lahore.
The tallest flag will be a part of the BSF’s expansion plan for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the Retreat ceremony.
The security force aims to boost the visitors at the ceremony from the current 7,000 visitors daily to up to 20,000.
Jawans of the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers at the Beating Retreat newsonair
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier, was quoted as saying.
The flag’s mast would be installed on a raised platform at the border, taking extreme weather conditions into consideration.
At the moment, the Indian flag hoisted in Ranchi, Jharkhand by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on January 26, is the tallest Indian flag. The flag measures 99X66 feet and stands on the country’s tallest flag post at 293 feet.
World`s largest tricolour at Pahari temple in Ranchi, Jharkhand on January 23, 2016 socialnews