Since it installed at Delhi’s India Gate in the 1970s to commemorate India’s humiliation of Pakistan. The Amar Jawan Jyoti has stood tall as a poignant tribute to the brave warriors of this ancient land.
In a historical step ahead of the 75th Republic Day, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate lawns. Be extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial on Friday.
“The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame extinguished and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial on Friday. The ceremony be preside over by the Integrated Defence Staff chief Air Marshal Balabadhra Radha Krishna who would merge the two flames, officials said.
The Amar jawan Jyoti later added as an ad-hoc arrangement.
The India Gate memorial built by the British government in memory of the British Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives between 1914-1921.
However, the Amar Jawan Jyoti included in the memorial structure in the 1970s after the massive victory of India. Over Pakistan in which 93,000 troops of the enemy country surrendered.
The decision to merge the two flames taken as there cannot be two war memorials. In close proximity to each other and it is the National War Memorial which represents independent India and eternal soldier.
The National War Memorial built in the India Gate complex by the Narendra Modi government.
The National War Memorial has the names of 25,942 soldiers who have lost their lives in different operations from the 1947-48 war with Pakistan to the Galwann valley clash with Chinese troops.