Indians have a new selfie spot to show off their national pride.
The Tricolor was hoisted on the country’s tallest flag post (360 feet) at the Indo-Pak Attari Border on Sunday. And in no time, locals and tourists thronged the venue to witness the sight.
The 120-feet-long and 80-feet-wide flag was unveiled by a member of India’s ruling political party.
The flag post reportedly weighs 55 tons and has been built at an approximate cost of Rs 35 million ($0.52 million) by the Punjab government.
It is said that it can be spotted from Lahore in neighboring Pakistan and floodlights have been installed around it.
However, Pakistan is reportedly unhappy with India’s decision to hoist its flag at the international border. They fear that India could use the mast to spy over Pakistani land by installing cameras on the flag pole.
Nonetheless, the tallest tricolor promises to be yet another another attraction at the Attari-Wagah international border, which already sees thousands of tourists from both countries during the daily retreat ceremony.
Social media has been abuzz with opposing views on India’s latest feat.