New Delhi – The ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ at India Gate was merged with the Eternal Flame at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on 21st January. The flame of ‘Amat Jawan Jyoti’ was brought to the War Memorial and was merged with the flame here at the hands of Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna. The Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed as a memorial of 3,843 Indian soldiers who had attained martyrdom in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had inaugurated it on 26th February 1972.
Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial The Amar Jawan Jyoti will be put out and people can now pay their respects at the eternal flame at the NWM, military officials said. After… #News by #EconomicTimes https://t.co/gJxIFXMr5B
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BJP Government at the Centre built the National War Memorial in 2019. It has been built in honour of the 26,466 Indian soldiers attaining martyrdom after the Independence of the country in 1947.
History of India Gate
British Government had built the 42 metres high ‘India Gate’. It was built in the memory of the 84 thousand Indian soldiers in the British Army attaining martyrdom in the World War in 1914 and the 3rd Afghan war in 1921. The names of the soldiers have been inscribed on it.