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Breaking: Amar Jawan Jyoti Flame Merged With Eternal Flame At War Memorial

Making 21st January 2022 an historic day, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at the India Gate was merged with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial. The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame was inaugurated in 1972 by the then prime minister of India Indira Gandhi to honour the lives of Indian soldiers who died during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The Amar Jawan Jyoti flame was inaugurated on 26th January 1972 and has been there from 50 years.

Air Marshall B R Krishna merged the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial.

After 50 years, the central government decided to merge the flame with the eternal flame located at the heart of the Smarak Stambh inside the Amar Chakra in the National War Memorial. The War Memorial was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi on 25th February 2019. The names of 25,942 Indian soldiers who have been killed in action in various wars are inscribed in golden letters on granite tablets.

On Friday, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame was put out after 50 years and taken 400 meters away from India Gate to the National War Memorial’s eternal flame. For the unversed, the Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame, marking 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan was merged with the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame on 16th December 2021.

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