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India Gate
 

In the memory of 90,000 soldiers of the Indian army killed during First world war, a dominating stone structure was built at the east end of the Rajpat. The names of these soldiers are inscribed on the stone of the 42 metre high triumphal arch which stand on a base of  Bharatpur stone and rises in stages. It was designed by Edward Lutyens and took 10 years to complete. Its foundation stone was laid on 10th February 1921 by the Duke of Connaught. There is a Amar Jawan Jyoti  under the Arch  to commemorate the 'Indian Armed Forces' losses in the Indo Pakistan War of 1971.  This simple monument is helmet on the built of a rifle surrounded by 4 eternal flames.


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