India on Sunday hoisted the tallest tricolour in the country at the Attari border. The 360-foot tall flag is high enough to be spotted from Lahore in Pakistan.
Hoisted on a 110-meter high mast, the flag is 120-foot long and 80-foot wide. The weight of the flag pole is 55 tonnes, and an estimated Rs 3.50 crore rupees have been spent on this project by the Punjab government.
Before this, the title of the tallest national flag in India belonged to a 293-foot-high tricolour that was hoisted in Jharkhand’s Ranchi.
Interestingly, Pakistan is not happy with India’s decision to hoist the tricolour at the international border. Pakistan authorities apparently fear that India could use the mast to spy in Pakistani land by installing cameras on the flag pole.