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What is the history of India Gate?

Asked by pankaj agarwal, 27 Jan '09 02:11 pm
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The India Gate was built to commemorate the British and Indian soldiers who died in the First World War and hundreds of soldiers who lost their lives in the Northwest Frontier, the Afghan war of 1919 and the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
Answered by shailesh kumar rawat, 27 Jan '09 02:16 pm

 
  
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Situated at the eastern end of Rajpath in Central Delhi is the 42 m high stone arch of victory, renowned as the India Gate. Formally known as the All India War Memorial previously, the foundation stone of this magnanimous structure was laid by the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and dedicated to the nation in 1931 by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin.

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the India Gate stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge cornice. Above on both sides is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. The names of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives in World War-I, and an additional 13,516 names who sacrificed their lives in the North-West Frontier in the Afghan War of 1919 are inscribed on the walls of this grand construction.

In order to honor the numerous unknown gallant soldiers who died fighting for the country, an eternal flame or Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit under the arch of India Gate in 1971. Uniformed sol ...more
Answered by SubodhaPatra, 27 Jan '09 02:16 pm

 
  
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The India gate was structured and designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1921... i dnt know much
Answered by rahul raj, 27 Jan '09 02:15 pm

 
  
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Made after second worldwar,to commemorate the war martyres
Answered by sushil trivedi, 27 Jan '09 02:12 pm

 
  
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