Amar Jawan Jyoti to be merged with War Memorial flame

Amar Jawan Jyoti to be merged with War Memorial flame

Amar Jawan Jyoti. File photo

PTI

New Delhi, January 20

The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate will be extinguished after 50 years and merged with the flame at the National War Memorial, which is 400 m away, on Friday.

The Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed as a memorial for soldiers who were killed in action in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which India won, leading to the creation of Bangladesh.

It was inaugurated by the then PM, Indira Gandhi, on January 26, 1972. PM Narendra Modi had on February 25, 2019, inaugurated the National War Memorial, where names of 25,942 soldiers have been inscribed. —

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