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Indian red faces over tallest flag

    31st March, 2017 02:47:13 printer

Indian red faces over tallest flag

India’s tallest flag, which towers over the border with arch-rival Pakistan, is causing red faces - because it cannot stand up to the weather, reports BBC.

 

The tricolour was hoisted last month but keeps getting torn by the wind and is being replaced for a fourth time.

 

It was launched with media fanfare but now officials say national pride is being dented and money wasted.

 

Pakistanis are likely to be amused - the aim was for the flag to be seen from deep inside their territory.  

 

Indian press reports at the time said the 106m (350ft)-tall flag at the Wagah crossing would be visible from Lahore, 20km (12.5 miles) away.

 

Instead, officials have had to spend more money on replacements because by law a damaged flag cannot be flown.

 

Suresh Mahajan, the chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust, which is responsible for maintaining the flag, said that the situation amounted to a “crime”.

 

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