Amar Jawan Jyoti Merged with the flame at National War Memorial
New Delhi: The eternal Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate has been merged with the flame at the National War Memorial in a military ceremony followed by a parade on Friday.
The flame which has been burning since 1972 has been extinguished in a military ceremony in presence of the three defence chiefs.
Soldiers from tri services marched carrying the flame from India Gate to the war memorial, a few metres away from there.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was built in 1972 underneath the India Gate arch to commemorate soldiers martyred in the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
The National War Memorial is spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex behind the canopy and is dedicated to soldiers killed during the Indo-China War in 1962, Indo-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and in the Kargil Conflict in 1999, and also those in the UN peacekeeping missions.