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India Gate

India Gate is one of the oldest war memorial in India.

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Muskan Chhabra

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  • India Gate
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  • Amar Jawan Jyoti
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India gate is one of the oldest and nonpareil monument of India. It was build after the First World War in the memory of the soldiers who endured their life for their country. The monument is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The names of some major soldiers and army officials are also inscribed on the gate. It is also known as the All India War Memorial and was designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Amar Jawan Jyoti is stationed under India Gate at Rajpath. It was build in 1971 after the Indo-Pak war to memorialize the martyred and unknown soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who died during the war. A L1A1 self-loading rifle stands on its barrel with a helmet of the Unknown Soldier on top and the pedestal is bound by four urns, one of which holds a continuously burning flame.

The monument is decorated beautifully with lights of the color of the flag at the time of Independance Day and Republic Day. All the major national celebrations take place at the Rajpath i.e from India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.