The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. It stands as a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in between 1914–1921 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the gate evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch such as the Arch of Constantine, in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the fallen soldiers at the newly-built National War Memorial here on the Republic Day for the first time instead of the Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath.. IndiaTimes - Published
Google on Sunday dedicated a doodle to observe India's 71st Republic Day. The doodle highlights the rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse nation—from the world-famous landmarks.. IndiaTimes - Published
In a first, the Prime Minister will pay homage to fallen soldiers at the newly-built National War Memorial here on the Republic Day instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath the India Gate arch, officials.. IndiaTimes - Published
Congress leaders led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a sit-in at the India Gate on Monday in a show of solidarity with the protesting students from Jamia Millia Islamia and several other universities.. IndiaTimes - Published
"The contract to 'beautify' Delhi's most beautiful and historic area from the Parliament to India Gate has been given to a Gujarati company and government's estimated expenditure is Rs 12, 450 crores... IndiaTimes - Published
In the world of parliament buildings, India’s Sansad Bhavan is relatively new — it was ready just over 90 years back, in 1927. The government has now set the ball rolling for a massive.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Narendra Modi government has set the ball rolling for a massive re-plan and redevelopment of New Delhi’s iconic central vista — the stretch from the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.. IndiaTimes - Published