The Indian Army on Tuesday unveiled and unfurled the tallest Tricolour in Jammu and Kashmir being the 75th Independence Day on August 15 ahead. The national flag – 100 feet high – was hoisted at the famous tourist destination of the Kashmir Valley, in 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.
“The Indian Army in collaboration with the Solar Industry India have installed the ‘Iconic National Flag’ at Gulmarg which is 100-foot high,” an official told news agency PTI.
He also said the foundation stone for the iconic national flag was laid by Dagger Division General Officer Commanding (GoC) Major General Virendra Vats along with Bollywood actor-producer Arbaaz Khan and actress Vidya Balan on February 7, 2021.
This iconic Indian national flag is first in many ways. The site has become another tourist attraction, among the snow-clad mountains of Kashmir.
General Officer Commanding (GoC) 19 Infantry Division of Kashmir, Major General Virendra Vats told reporters, “This iconic 100 ft tall national flag is in sync with the large number of endeavours that have contributed to peace and stability in Kashmir.”
“I believe that this national flag is more than just a flag. It represents the dreams, hopes and aspirations of more than 100 billion people across the globe. It will add to the glory and splendour of Gulmarg and we hope to witness a large number of tourists,” Vats said.