It is not the tallest flag in the world but certainly one of the tallest at attari-Wagah border in India but the sight of tricolour even from Lahore has irked Pakistan, who woke up on Sunday seeing India’s national flag.
The 360-ft tall tricolour, hoisted on a 110-meter high mast, measures 120-foot long and 80-foot wide and the weight of the flag pole is 55 tonnes built at Rs.3.5 crore.
Pakistan Rangers had raised the issue with their counterparts the Border Security Force (BSF) but the Indian state of Punjab insists that the flag was well within its own border. “It is our national flag and nobody can stop us from hoisting it on our soil,” said Anil Joshi, a minister of Punjab state government, who had laid the foundation stone last april and hoisted the flag on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
The flag was erected by the Amritsar Improvement Trust but the world’s tallest is located in the United States at a height of 400-foot high flying an American flag measuring 60 feet high by 120 feet long, built by insurer Acuity on the Interstate 43 corridor.