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   India Gate

 

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Rajpath or the ‘King's Way’, an important boulevard in the center of New Delhi, as seen from Raisina Hill (fig.), with India Gate, a prominent landmark of the city, in the background.

 

This 42 meter tall War Monument, was previously known as the All India War Memorial and honours all the soldiers of the Indian Army, who died fighting for the British Indian Empire, but changed name after India's Independence.

 

  India Gate

 

  India Gate

 

Under its arch the Eternal Flame of the Unknown Soldier is placed on  a black marble cenotaph inscribed with he words Amar Jawan in gold, which translates as ‘Immortal Warrior’.

 

Amar is derived from the Sanskrit root mri of the word mriti, meaning ‘death’, and is related to amrita. Each of the three flags at the monument represent one of the three military forces, i.e. the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Around the clock, soldiers from each force guard the memorial, swapping with soldiers of one of the other forces daily.

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  India Gate