India's tallest tricolour hoisted at Attari border

India's tallest tricolour hoisted at Attari border

While the flag pole is 360-feet tall, its concrete base is 30-feet x 30-feet in length and breadth.

The entire project cost was around Rs 4 Crore and was completed by the Amritsar Improvement Trust. It was hoisted by Anil Joshi, the Punjab Local Bodies Minister, and BJP Leader.

The flag is expected to attract tourists who visit the Attari border to watch the famous Beating the Retreat ceremony between the two countries. Floodlights have been installed around the flag post that will make it visible during the night. Pakistan's Rangers have also reportedly conveyed its unhappiness to the Border Security Force and asked India to move the flag away from the border.

"With the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections being in place in the state, the minister got special permission from Election Commission for the inauguration", officials said. "This will inculcate a feeling of patriotism in their minds", he said. Speaking to media persons, Joshi called it his "dream project" and was happy to have it become reality. Pakistan has already raised concerns on the issue.

Whereas, Indian authorities maintain the 200-metre distance from the border is far enough that they have not violated any laws.

The neighbour has called the act a violation of worldwide treaties.

India said that the the flag was installed 200 metres before the zero line and was not a violation any worldwide treaties or agreements.