India Hoists 360-ft Tallest Tricolour, Visible From Lahore in Pakistan

Adjust Comment Print

It is a proud moment for every citizen of India as the country's tallest tricolour was hoisted at Attari border on Sunday.

Pakistan has expressed fears that neighboring India's new 360 foot (110 meter) high flag, which can be seen all the way from Lahore, could be used to as a spying mechanism.

Before's Jharkhand's Ranchi had been the venue for the tallest flag that stood 293 -foot long.

Built at an approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, it was a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab government.

India's tallest tricolur was hoisted at the Attari. Pakistan's Rangers have also reportedly conveyed its unhappiness to the Border Security Force and asked India to move the flag away from the border. While Pakistan claimed that the flag was a violation of global law, Indian minister Anil Joshi claimed that the country had not broken any law. The previous highest flag was 300 feet high.

French presidential candidate François Fillon fights for political survival
Fillon's chances for France's two-round April-May presidential election have fallen since the corruption allegations emerged. Mr Fillon urged thousands of supporters not to "give up the fight" at a central Paris rally backing his campaign on Sunday.

The flag weighing 55 tonnes is 110 metre-long and 24 metres wide and is expected to become a major tourist attraction at the Attari-Wagah border. Keeping the model code of conduct in mind due to the on going elections in 5 states, the Punjab minister for this had taken Election Commission's permission.

Sources said that Pakistan has suspected that the Indian intelligence may use this pole for spying in Pakistan.

Talking to Media persons Anil Joshi said that it was his dream project and today it tuned into reality.

Pakistan dubbed the hoisting as an act of violation of global treaties.