'Amar Jawan Jyoti' (Flame of the Immortal Warrior) India Gate in Delhi, India.

8:25 PM / Posted by li i /

In memory of all the innocent victims and our brave soldiers who lost their lives on 26/11/08.

Burning as a shrine under the arch of India Gate since 1971 is the Amar Jawan Jyoti (the flame of the immortal warrior), which marks the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The shrine itself is a black marble cenotaph. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words "Amar Jawan" (Immortal Warrior) and is placed on an edifice which has on its four corners four torches of which at least one is perpetually kept alive. It was unveiled on January 26, 1972 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in the wake of the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Today, it is customary for the President and the Prime Minister, as well as visiting Guests of State, to pay homage at the site on occasions of State ceremonies.


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