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Was largest national flag hoisted on the Wagah border?

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New Indian National Flag 360 feet high at Wagah border: Cost Rs 3.5 crore. Rugged flagpole with 55 tons of steel. 60 lakh rent to install the crane. The width of the flag is 120 feet. The height of the flag is 80 feet. The flagpole is 360 feet high. It is set with a thickness of 110 feet. Currently, 12 flags are ready. This is a world record. As always Pakistan objected. But the Indian government has said that it is located on Indian territory 200 meters from the Indo-Pak border. Minister Mr. Anil Joshi has taken the initiative for this and Mr. Sumarsingh BSF IG participated in it. Our national flag flies high on the border.

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The 30-second video claiming that India has set a world record for the largest tricolour set up on the Pakistan border has gone viral across India on social media. We decided to find out its authenticity.

Fact Check

Searching for the video of the largest Indian tricolour flag, which is huge to watch, “on January 26, 2017, on the Facebook page Jokes ka jamana, a song was released in the background of the viral video of the largest Indian national flag being hoisted on the largest pole in Hyderabad.

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It has been reported that Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekara hoisted the largest Indian national flag on June 1, 2016 at Sanjeevaiah Park. The flag, which was hoisted in the Hyderabad area in the 2nd year of the creation of Telangana, was widely mistaken shared as the largest national flag of India set up in the Wagah border.

India’s largest national flags:

The 108-foot-long and 80-foot-wide Indian national flag was hoisted at a height of 291 feet in 2016 in the Hyderabad area. To top it all off, in 2017, the largest national flag, 120 feet long and 80 feet wide, was hoisted on a 360-foot-high pole in Attari, near the Wagah border in Punjab.

The Punjab government set up a 50-tonne national flagpole at a cost of Rs 3.50 crore. That information is included in the posts that are spread with the viral video. The flag was hoisted close to the Indo-Pakistan border, causing panic in the Pakistani border. In competition, Pakistan hoisted the largest flag on August 14, 2017 at Wagah.

It has been reported that the Indian national flag will be hoisted in 2018 in Belgaum, Karnataka, on a flagpole one foot (361 feet) taller than the one erected in the Attari area of Punjab. However, in a report released in 2019, it was reported that the national flag was more than 380 feet high in the Meerut area.

Large national flags are being hoisted in different states to break the record of the largest national flag set in India. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest flagpole is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the largest in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Conclusion

In our search, the video circulating claiming to be the new Indian national flag erected at a height of 360 feet on the Wagah border is the national flag erected in 2016 in Hyderabad. It was also learned that the national flag continues to be hoisted higher than the 360 feet high national flag set up in the border area of Atari.

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