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Pak Fears India's Tallest Flag Post May be Used for 'Surveillance'

A 360-foot high (110 metres) flag post, said to be the country’s tallest, was inaugurated on Sunday at the Indo-Pak Attari Border, just a stone’s throw from Pakistan.

Jyoti Kamal | CNN-News18jyotik

Updated:March 6, 2017, 8:06 PM IST
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Pak Fears India's Tallest Flag Post May be Used for 'Surveillance'
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Amritsar: A 360-foot high (110 metres) flag post, said to be the country’s tallest, was inaugurated on Sunday at the Indo-Pak Attari Border, just a stone’s throw from Pakistan.

The pole is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan.

Pakistan Rangers at the border are said to have objected saying the flag post could be used for “surveillance”.

Punjab Minister Anil Joshi, who inaugurated the tricolor, said the flag was well within Indian territory and no one could raise any objections on it. The Border Security Force has said the allegations were baseless and there was no camera or any surveillance equipment on the flag post.

Built at an approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, the post was a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of the Punjab Government.

“With the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections being in place in the state, the minister got special permission from the Election Commission for the inauguration," officials said.

The flag post became an attraction for thousands of tourists who had reached there to watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony during the sunset.

Even visitors from Pakistan’s gallery were seen watching the Indian flag with keen interest.

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| Edited by: Ashutosh Tripathi
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