A few days ahead of the 75th Independence day, the Army hoisted the tallest national flag in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The 100-metre high flag was hoisted at the famous tourist destination of the valley, Gulmarg.
“The 100 feet high Indian flag symbolises the beginning of a new era of peace and patriotism in Kashmir. The project has been jointly executed by the Indian army and Solar Industries Pvt Ltd. Foundation stone of the project was laid on February 7, 2021, and the flag dedicated to the nation on August 10, 2021,” read a statement of Indian Army.
After the flag hoisting ceremony, the army accorded honour to the flag by saluting it. Ceremony presided by Lt Gen YK Joshi, Army Cdr Northern Command Indian Army who also honoured Next of Kin of soldiers who made supreme sacrifice in service of Nation. Set amidst the beautiful & salubrious surroundings of Gulmarg, Monument adds to the Tourist attraction of the local monument has already become a major draw for Tourists who have been flocking to take selfies with a backdrop of the National Flag.
During the ceremony, ARMY Commander said Flag is a Tribute to countless Kashmiris who made sacrifices while safeguarding the Unity & integrity of the Nation. Gulmarg is along LOC where Pakistan troops infiltrated in 1965 & due to prompt alert by shepherd Mohd Din, Indian Army defeated Pakistan
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Ahead of the 75th Independence Day, Lt Gen YK Joshi, ArmyCdrNC dedicated 100ft tall National Flag at Gulmarg. pic.twitter.com/AOtZxOsyAk