The country's tallest national flag was hoisted at 355 metres from the base at Indo-Pak Attari border on March 5, 2017 around 4 pm. In no time, the visitors swarmed in to see it flying high.
The base is five metres high which gives it a total height of 360 metres. The flag is visible from Lahore and as expected, Pakistan is unhappy with the news.
Read on to know more about it.
Cabinet minister Anil Joshi was the chief guest for the beating the retreat ceremony held at Attari-Wagah border in the evening.
The flag measuring 80 X120 ft weighs around 125 kilogrammes. It is made of same material as the parachute.
The Amritsar Improvement Trust, which works under government purview, has kept stock of six flags in case Tricolour gets damaged due to extreme weather. Each flag cost Rs 1.25 lakh to Amritsar Improvement Trust.
The total project cost is approximately Rs 3.5 crore.
Pakistan is not at ease with India's choice to hoist the tricolour at the border.
Sources said the Pakistan Rangers had expressed displeasure before Border Security Force and had requested India to unfurl the flag away from the border.
Pakistani officials fear that India has installed a camera on pole to spy on Pakistan or it may do so in future. India has dismissed the allegation.